Edward Caine, Composer

Chimera Concert: Contemporary Music from Hungary

Fri, 20th Jun 2008 8.30pm
The Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York
£6; concessions £5; students £3; u16s free

György Ligeti - Chamber Concerto
György Kurtág - Grabstein für Stephan

'..in Kurtág I had found a musical travelling comrade ... our friendship has remained absolute.' (Ligeti, 1999)

The final Chimera Ensemble concert of the season combines works by composers at the University of York with music by the two most highly regarded Hungarian composers of recent years - György Kurtág and György Ligeti. Highly concentrated and evocative, Grabstein für Stephan sets a solo guitar against a scattering of instrumental ensembles with sparse but striking results. Ligeti's Chamber Concerto (1970) is often seen as a summation of his previous decade of work, from the 'mikropolyphonie' of Atmosphères and Lontano to the mechanical approach of Poème Symphonique for 100 metronomes.

... Also includes Edward Caine conducting Ligeti's "Aventures"!!

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