Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Different Crematoria.... And Gyorgy Ligeti's Musical Legacy Of Brilliance And Unsettling Clarity

... En cris trenchans et lamentations ...


Sunday, June 25, 2006, Vienna

" ... György and Marta Kurtag ended the ceremony with quiet and introspective playing of Bach on the Feuerhalle’s unassuming upright piano. Ligeti’s legacy of music that raged, passionate and fierce, searing with fearsome intelligence and wit, invading the listener with sadness and hurt and pain, included Lontano, Melodien, Atmospheres, Apparition, Le Grand Macabre, and his Requiem, all of which speak with brilliant and often unsettling clarity...."

Vocalist Barbara Hannigan reporting on Gyorgy Ligeti's funeral, in Vienna, on Sunday, via Jerry Bowles' Sequenza21.

Feuerhalle, Central Burial Ground, Vienna, Austria, Europe

Photo credit: DER WIENER ZENTRALFRIEDHOF © 2006 Otto Buchegger, Tübingen, Germany. With thanks.


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