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LIGETI, GYRGY - Lux Aeterna. Three Fantasies after Hlderlin

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Harmonia Mundi HMG501985
Release Year: 2016
Note: a collection of pieces by GYRGY LIGETY including the famous "Lux Aeterna" (1966) used for KUBRICK's film "2001: A Space Odyssey", but this contains also diverse other compositions (such as the "Drei Phantasien nach Friedrich Hlderlin"), plus the "Im Gestein" cycle by ROBERT HEPPENER (a cycle of six choral songs on poems by PAUL CELAN); performed by "Capella Amsterdam" orchestra, comes in nice cardboard box with extensive booklet in english, francais & deutsch
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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