Transformational ostinati in György Ligeti's sonatas for solo cello and solo viola

Dwyer, Benjamin (2011) Transformational ostinati in György Ligeti's sonatas for solo cello and solo viola. In: György Ligeti – Of Foreign Lands and Strange Sounds. Duchesneau, Louise and Marx, Wolfgang, eds. Boydell & Brewer, Woodbridge, pp. 19-50. ISBN 978 1 84383 550 9

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Abstract

This article focuses on one of Ligeti's early Hungarian works, the Cello Sonata. In an attempt to identify stylistic features which did not change over the course of the composer's career, the article links this work to the Viola Sonata, one of Ligeti's later works, and defines 'transformational ostinati' as a compositional device common to both works. It further traces ideas underlying this techniqie to Machaut's isorhythmic motets.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Performing Arts
Item ID: 17045
Depositing User: Benjamin Dwyer
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2015 09:51
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:35
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/17045

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