Friday, July 6, 2012

Ligeti, Piano Etude No. 6, "Automne à Varsovie"

An amazing recording of Ligeti's Etude No. 6, "Autumn in Warsaw," with amusing commentary by Jeremy Denk. Many years ago I wrote an analysis of this piece, which you can find here:

Chopin, Pygmies, and Tempo Fugue: Ligeti's "Automne a Varsovie"

Ligeti, Piano Etude No. 13, "L'escalier du diable"

A fun recording of Ligeti's 13th Piano Etude, "The Devil's Staircase," played by Greg Anderson.

Ligeti Etude 2, "Cordes à vide"

György Ligeti, Piano Etude No. 2 "Cordes à vide." Idil Beret, piano.

Finale of The Rite of Spring, "Sacrifical Dance of the Chosen One".

A recording of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, including the score of the two-piano version so you can follow along.