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Composer: Ligeti, György (1923-2006)

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Year of birth1923
Year of death2006
NationalityHungary
Period20th century
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La Chaise-DieuVents en quintette

Mendelssohn, Ligeti, Beethoven
Quintette Moraguès

OsloSeason opening

Ligeti, Beethoven
The Norwegian Radio Orchestra; Miguel Harth-Bedoya; Augustin Hadelich

BerlinBerliner Philharmoniker

Boulez, Ravel, Ligeti, Benjamin
Berliner Philharmoniker; Sir George Benjamin; Cédric Tiberghien; ChorWerk Ruhr

LocarnoOrchestra della Svizzera italiana - Jérémie Rhorer - Augustin Hadelich

© Rosalie O Connor
Bach, Ligeti, Mendelssohn
Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana; Jérémie Rhorer; Augustin Hadelich

BerlinBerliner Philharmoniker

Stravinsky, Zimmermann, Debussy, Ligeti
Berliner Philharmoniker; François-Xavier Roth; Carolin Widmann
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A Proms debut by the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Renaud Capuçon and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
A century on from its birth, one of Switzerland’s leading orchestras finally makes its Proms debut in a scintillating programme of French and Russian music.
****1
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Intimacy and brilliant showmanship from Yuja Wang at the Barbican

Yuja Wang © Ian Douglas
A truly remarkable display from a musical giant as Yuja Wang wows the Barbican. 
*****
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Mischief and mastery: Ligeti concertos from Aurora Orchestra

Pierre-Laurent Aimard © Marco Borggreve | Deutsche Grammophon
Not even the BAFTAs going on next door offered the star quality on display in the QEH.
*****
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Sunlight, sinews and mischief from the Aurora

Shai Wosner © Jamie Jung
The Aurora Orchestra's principals and pianist Shai Wosner present a programme of chamber works that balance light and dark hues.
***11
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Xavier de Maistre plays a dazzling Aranjuez

Xavier de Maistre and the Belgrade Philharmonic © Marko Djokovic | Belgrade Philharmonic
Xavier de Maistre gave a stunning performance of the Concierto de Aranjuez in the version for harp and orchestra, plus Ligeti and Tchaikovsky's ultra-Romantic Manfred in Belgrade.
****1
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