Musica ricercata [Gyorgy Ligeti] on I have all of Ligeti’s music scores from Schott as a study collection and am putting together the CDs to. Download Sheet Music – £ – Gyorgy Ligeti’s Musica Ricercata is for piano and is published here as part of the excellent Schott catalogue.

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Close X Learn about Smart Music. Piano – advanced For pianoforte. After purchase you can download your video from your Digital Library. This suite of short pieces is a gem. Published by Schott Music HL. Please see our Privacy Policy for details. The B section is generally louder, with a greater dynamic and pitch range, with chords in the melody not heard in the A-section.

The movement concludes as the “bell” continues to toll in low octave G’s, growing to a triple forte. A descent from E to A thus tentatively establishing an A-major tonality defines the initial melodic material while a scalewise ascent from A to E is heard in the left hand accompaniment.

Views Read Edit View history. This makes me both laugh and cry. Musica ricercata per pianoforte. The piece may be interpreted freely—as well as being slower—with rubati, ritenuti, accelerandi, just as the organ grinder would play his barrel organ [“l’orgue de Barbarie”].

Gyorgy Ligeti – Musica Ricercata

The most overtly virtuosic movement of Musica ricercata. You can also listen to your MP3 at any time in your Digital Library. A most intriguing and unique movement, it begins with a seven-note ostinato in the left hand that Ligeti indicates should be rhythmically and muskca independent from lgieti right hand. Ligeti does not adhere to a great many constraints of fugue, however, as successive entrances often result in a great deal of parallel motion between the voices.


After a strong restatement of the opening theme, Ligeti transitions into a set of material labeled ” capriccioso e burlesco”, which uses an arpeggiated melody with chromatic accompanimenteffectively a combination of the two principal ideas thus far.

Both these melodic musicw rhythmic motives get used throughout the movement.

Musica Ricercata

Is the transcription accurate? However, the additional pitch resources of ircercata movement permit the construction of two trichords related by a tritone. Easily share your music lists with friends, students, and the world.

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Please do not use inappropriate language, including profanity, vulgarity, or obscenity. There are very aggressive rhythms and various degrees of feeling. The movement gradually dissolves, with both the main theme and repeated G’s fading into silence.

A thunderous beginning leads into a gradual crescendo and accelerando consisting of layered polyrhythms in various registers.

Are you a beginner who started playing last month? Close X Saved to Music List. Although the rhythmic accent pattern drives the movement, Ligeti deletes beats from certain measures in order to “restart” the pattern in sections in which the left hand restatement of the theme is offset from the right.


This page was last edited on 2 Augustat Rate this product’s difficulty level: Ligeti’s early years in the west.

These clusters liggeti pitches through a section marked “insistent, spiteful” before culminating in a single, large cluster using all pitches except C. The dynamics and register also freely and abruptly jump about, contributing further to the skittish nature of this movement.

Ligeti develops this single pitch class by exploiting the dimensions of rhythm and timbre an example of timbral counterpoint. We’ll instantly send an email containing product info and a link to it. The biggest challenge in the suite is movement where left ricercaya right hands play independently scire Following are brief descriptions with some analysis of each movement of Musica ricercata.

After the initial, mournful presentation of the theme comes a suddenly loud repetition of minor 3rds in the right hand, along with a left hand restatement of the main theme marked “as if panicking”.

The right hand carries a folk-like melody that is first heard alone in single notes before it gets juxtaposed in a loose canon with various transformed versions of itself, producing a lively counterpoint with rich harmonies and a sense of rhythmic freedom.


Again, like the second movement, the main theme relies heavily on the semi-tone interval. The Musical Times, Vol.