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Harmony and Counterpoint in the Ligeti Etudes, Book I


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In his doctoral work, Lawrence Quinnett unravels the harmonic and contrapuntal features of Études pour piano, premier livre (1985) by Hungarian composer György Ligeti. Chordal and intervallic analysis reveal Ligeti's preference for tertian consonance and patterns of traditionally tonal vertical structures placed within a tonally non-functional syntax. Quinnett argues that in each etude, dissonance is clearly regulated and utilized to convey various facets of musical expression, e.g. tension, humor, emphasis, or disarray. The author also briefly examines Ligeti's varied approaches to melodic layering in each etude, with an emphasis on the musical role of each voice. Of particular interest to pianists, this work addresses ramifications for performance and gives suggestions for overcoming technical and interpretative difficulties, demonstrating that a thorough understanding of harmonic and contrapuntal function influences interpretative decisions in subtle yet significant ways.

Product Specifications
SKU :COC60619
AuthorLawrence Quinnett
Number of Pages84
Publishing Year11.12.2014
Edition1 st
Book TypeTheory of music & musicology
Country of ManufactureIndia
Product BrandLAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Product Packaging InfoBox
In The Box1 Piece
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