When I play Ligeti’s Étude No. 13: L’escalier du diable / The Devil’s Staircase, I have the feeling of climbing and of Escher’s endless staircases that Ligeti loved so much. I have the feeling not of looking at this famous architectural illusion, but of being part of it, and in vain of looking for an exit. And I feel deeply the existential dimension that this situation had for Ligeti.
The newest addition to the Ligeti Project: a full masterclass, an interactive score, and video commentary on Musica ricercata No. 5.
The third of six bagatelles for wind quintet, by György Ligeti, performed by the Barry Tuckwell Wind Quintet, accompanied by an animated graphical score.