THE HAMBURGISCHES KONZERT BY GYÖRGY LIGETI
FROM SKETCHES AND DRAFTS TO THE FINAL (?) VERSION
MUSICAL STRUCTURES, TECHNIQUES OF COMPOSITION
AND THEIR PERCEPTION AS AURAL PHENOMENA
On May 28, 2023, on the occasion of the centenary of the birth of the famous Hungarian composer György Ligeti, The “Hamburgisches Konzert” by György Ligeti will be released, the most exhaustive and complete analysis on this work, written by the composer Alessio Elia and published by the German publisher Edition Impronta.
Among the leading scholars of Ligetian music, Elia takes us inside this last work by integrating different analytical approaches, from structural to spectral analysis, from aural analysis to the meticulous study of the manuscript and the notes kept at the Sacher Foundation in Basel among which Elia found two unpublished movements of the Concerto, not included in the final score, and published for the first time in this book together with all the preparatory sketches.
A substantial chapter is dedicated to the numerous errors (over 300) present in the printed score, including the instrumental parts, and in the manuscript, which have irreparably compromised all the performances and recordings of the Concert to date.
The complete revision of the score done by Alessio Elia, present in the book together with the presentation of possible solutions to the problematic points of the manuscript, resolved through the understanding of the compositional logic that underlies it, will converge in the first revised performance of the Hamburg Concerto which will take place at the Budapest Music Center on the same date on May 28, 2023, with the Concerto Budapest Ligeti Ensemble conducted by the renowned conductor and composer Peter Eötvös.
Preface by Manfred Stahnke.
Ligeti's drafts and sketches are published in the book with permission of Ligeti's hiers and Sacher Foundation in Basel - Ligeti Collection.
Title: The "Hamburgisches Konzert" by György Ligeti
Author: Alessio Elia
Size: 17,60 x 25,00 cm / 447 pages (b/w and colors)
Available at the Edition Impronta website - click here