Tuesday, March 13, 2007

György Ligeti - documentary 1993 - part 4 of 4



Thanks to French TV for making the best documentary on a composer I've ever seen. This hour long portrait of Ligeti includes information about his childhood, life in post-Stalin Hungary and covers most of his life as a composer in Western Europe. I've included the last part here not only for it's cameos of Aimard and The King's Singers, but as an added bonus, the only film footage I've ever seen of Nancarrow with his player piano. Ligeti's french is not very complex, so anyone with some high school exposure to the language should be able to follow along. Finane, are you listening? Special thanks to Tibor Torontali for bringing this to my attention, as well as making some thoughtful comments on my earlier Ligeti post.

1 comment:

Suna said...

The King's Singers are amazing, no? As instrumentalists, we're always told to sing at our instruments. Well these guys play with their voices. That's what makes them so great.