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View it in the Music Passacaylia Database. Jazz Latin New Age. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Share on facebook twitter tumblr. Introspection Late Night Partying. A passacaglia is a set of variations written upon a theme called the “ground” which is constantly repeated.

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Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Sexy Trippy All Moods. The variations on it take the form of short, overlapping motives, including one with a clearly folk-inspired “Hungarian snap” an accented first short note on the beat followed by a longer note, it is common also in Scots folk music. But Ligeti’s melodies passacagpia not so much imitate specific folk songs as abstract melodic types.


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Music of Our Time Special Edition. Tags pastiche composers gyorgy ligeti national identity hungarian music harpsichord music. These motives pile up on each other resulting in wild harmonic clashes. At times it seems as though the harpsichord’s resonant, clangorous characteristic is being used to lkgeti piles of natural overtones of the sounding strings while notes which are alien to the hanging cloud of notes are sounded, creating a sour effect.

Passacaglia Ungherese, for harpsichord

Streams Videos All Posts. Romantic Evening Sex All Ligwti. Magyar ZeneVol. As I point out, both pieces contain a number of “mistuned” Hungarian folk song imitations. Moreover, they are alienated by the systematic transposition of some of their notes and phrases, while their characteristic melodic and rhythmic features, as well as their strophic structure are retained.

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. The theme in this case is a slowly walking theme of rising and falling contours, which is rather monotonous in itself.


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This article focuses on the “Hungarianness” of the two pieces, a feature that is ostentatiously emphasized by their titles, analyzing which features can be regarded as Hungarian, how these are related to other, culturally more distant, references, and what role they are playing within the pieces.

Musica Ricercata; Etudes Book1. In both works, elements of Hungarian folk music are mixed with distant musical styles and idioms the chaconne and passacaglia tradition, elements of jazz and rock, Balkan and Caribbean rhythms.