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Work: Violin Concerto

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ComposerLigeti, György (1923-2006)
Period20th century
Work typeOrchestral
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StockholmMühlrad, Ligeti, Shostakovich

Stockholms Konserthusstiftelse
Mühlrad, Ligeti, Shostakovich
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Andris Poga; Seohee Min

BerlinBoulez Ensemble XXXI: Ligeti

Pierre Boulez Saal
François-Xavier Roth; Boulez Ensemble; Michael Barenboim; Ben Goldscheider; Giuseppe Mentuccia
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Precision and transparency from Sakari Oramo and the BBCSO in Ligeti

Sakari Oramo and the BBCSO © BBC | Mark Allan
This final concert of the BBCSO’s Total Immersion day dedicated to György Ligeti, proved to be something a revelation, both in terms of the variety of the music and the quality of the performances.
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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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A rediscovery and a première in Seattle

Ludovic Morlot © Chris Lee
When news of the discovery of Stravinsky's Funeral Song reached the classical music world, a near-revolution of excitement took place.
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra delights in Dvořák

Rossen Gergov conducts a Slavonic Dance sandwich with Haydn and Ligeti filling, Tasmin Little starring in the latter's Violin Concerto.
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The San Francisco Symphony: An innovative programme but with few surprises

For last Sunday’s concert, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony chose a programme with a distinctly Eastern European flavour spanning almost a century and a half. They began with Liszt’s Prometheus, an overture to a set of choral pieces Liszt wrote for a festival celebrating the life and works of German literary philosopher Gottfried von Herder in 1850.
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