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Work: Mysteries of the Macabre

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ComposerLigeti, György (1923-2006)
Period20th century
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BudapestRising stars: Simon Höfele

Rising stars: Simon Höfele
Schnyder, Ligeti, Debussy, Srnka, Kapustin, Gershwin
Simon Höfele; Frank Dupree

GlasgowThe Ring: An Orchestral Adventure

The Ring: An Orchestral Adventure
Haydn, Ligeti, Wagner
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Antony Hermus; Sara Hershkowitz

BerlinEnsemble Resonanz, Melnikov & Berwaerts

© Tobias Schult
Ustvolskaya, Ligeti, Shostakovich
Jeroen Berwaerts; Alexander Melnikov; Ensemble Resonanz

BarcelonaEcho Rising Stars: Noa Wildschut, Simon Höfele, João Barradas

© Marco Borggreve
Roukens, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Schnyder, Ligeti, Pärt, Srnka, Charlier, Bach, Robin
Noa Wildschut; Elisabeth Brauss; Simon Höfele; Kärt Ruubel

LondonBritten Sinfonia with Alison Balsom

© Hugh Carswell
Purcell, Woolrich, Scarlatti, Birtwistle, Ligeti
Britten Sinfonia; Jacqueline Shave; Alison Balsom
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Bergen International Festival: Donald Trump sings Ligeti

Sara Hershkowitz © Thor Brødreskift
A surprise "artist" gatecrashes the Festival's closing concert
*****
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Contrasting approaches to music making at the NY Phil

Alan Gilbert © Chris Lee
Lang Lang played Beethoven with the New York Philharmonic with Alan Gilbert in a program that also included  Bartók and Ligeti.
***11
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Emotinally charged Webern, Berg and Ligeti

Barbara Hannigan joined the London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle for performances of Berg’s Three Fragments from Wozzeck and Ligeti’s Mysteries of the Macabre
****1
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Barbara Hannigan: What the Hell is Going On?

Barbara Hannigan gives a virtuoso performance of Ligeti's Mysteries of the Macabre with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in Lucerne.
****1
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Brains and beauty: Barbara Hannigan, Sir Simon Rattle and Philadelphia Orchestra in New York

The Philadelphia Orchestra was visibly enjoying their evening at Carnegie Hall with Sir Simon Rattle, their frequent guest conductor who nearly became their music director. In a program of early modern classics and a perennial Beethoven favorite, energy and spirits were high and in good supply.
****1
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