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LIGETI, GYRGY - Lux Aeterna. Three Fantasies after Hlderlin

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Harmonia Mundi HMG501985
Release Year: 2016
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €13.00

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Both Ligeti and Heppener belong to the generation born in the 1920s which formed the basis for the post-war avant-garde. Lux Aeterna, used by Stanley Kubrick in his film 2001: A Space Odyssey, marked the installation of a new musical language. The later Sonata for solo viola simultaneously evokes the polyphony of the fourteenth century and certain varieties of ethnic music. Im Gestein, a cycle of lieder to poems by Paul Celan which won Heppener the Matthijs Vermeulen Prize in 1993.

This title was released for the first time in 2008.

Gyrgy Ligeti [1923-2006]

1 Sonata for solo viola (1991-94).1. Hora lungǎ (1994)
Lento rubato (ma ritmico) 6'21

2 Lux aeterna for sixteen-part mixed choir a cappella
Sostenuto, molto calmo wie aus der Ferne 9'50

3 Sonata for solo viola. 3. Facsar (1992)
Andante cantabile ed espressivo, with swing 5'52

Drei Phantasien nach Friedrich Hlderlin

4 I. Hlfte des Lebens 3'43

5 II. Wenn aus der Ferne 5'29

6 III. Abendfantasie 3'34

7 Sonata for solo viola. 2. Loop (1991)
Molto vivace, ritmico 2'31

Robert Heppener

Im Gestein (1992)
A cycle of six choral songs on poems by Paul Celan for mixed choir, percussion and string quintet

8 I. Flgelnacht I 5'07

9 II. Die Halde 2'26

10 III. Nacht 5'00

11 IV. Zuversicht 2'01

12 V. Schneebett 3'03

13 VI. Flgelnacht II 4'50

14 Libera me, Domine (Gregorian repertoire) 4'35