Indicative works: String Quartet No 2, Double Concerto, Chamber Concerto
Grove article on Ligeti (APU campus only).
for sixteen voices
String Quartet No 2
for thirteen instrumentalists
for flute and oboe
Typical Ligeti compositional techniques include:
- The use of dense, crowded, chromatic textures often through the use of polyphony and canonic methods.
- Extremes of texture - often the music is either very fast or slow, for instance, or very quiet for some time and then suddenly very loud (or vice versa).
- Intensely colourful orchestration.
- Use of microtones.
- Very precise notation
- Occasional use of graphic notation.
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