Poster Gyorgy Ligeti
Austrian-Hungarian-Romanian composer György Ligeti died in June 2006.
Extra Eclectic

A Ligeti centenary

This week on Extra Eclectic, host Steve Seel remembers one of the most important avant-garde composers of the 20th century, György Ligeti. Although Ligeti died in 2006, his influence on classical music is still being felt, especially from his haunting “tone cluster” works such as ‘Atmosphères, which was used in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey to incredible effect. Other featured works include those by Steve Reich, David Lang and Marc Mellits.

Episode Playlist

This Land Sings: Marfa Lights
Michael Daugherty (Composer)
David Alan Miller (Conductor)
Daugherty: This Land Sings: Inspired by The Life And Times Of Woody Guthrie (Album)
Dogs Of Desire (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Eric Berlin, Flugelhorn (Soloist)
Duration: 4:52

Reggel (Morning)
Gyorgy Ligeti (Composer)
Terry Edwards (Conductor)
Ligeti: A Cappella Choral Works (Album)
London Voices (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 1:17

Romanian Concerto
Gyorgy Ligeti (Composer)
Jonathan Nott (Conductor)
The Ligeti Project Ii (Album)
Berlin Philharmonic (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 12:08

Marc Mellits (Composer)
Smoke: Music of Marc Mellits (Album)
New Music Detroit (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 12:59

Six Bagatelles: No. 6
Gyorgy Ligeti (Composer)
Ligeti: Chamber Music (Album)
London Winds (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 1:21 

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan: Epilogue/End Credits
James Horner (Composer)
Erich Kunzel (Conductor)
Star Tracks Ii (Album)
Cincinnati Pops Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 8:48

Paola Prestini (Composer)
A Page From (Album)
Caitlin Sullivan, Cello (Soloist)
Duration: 4:37

Esa-Pekka Salonen (Composer)
Blow (Album)
The City of Tomorrow (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 15:16

Memory Pieces: Beach
David Lang (Composer)
Fast Jump (Album)
Danny Holt, Piano (Soloist)
Duration: 8:31

Requiem For Discourse
Gordon Kennedy (Composer)
Habemus Quartet. Whispering Colors (Album)
Habemus Quartet (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 5:47

Steve Reich (Composer)
Paul Hillier (Conductor)
Reich: Proverb (Album)
Theater Of Voices (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 14:04

Sean Hickey (Composer)
Love at Last (Album)
Lara Downes, Piano (Soloist)
Duration: 3:48

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