Augustin Hadelich Brings Brahms and Ligeti Together (at Last?)

What do Brahms and Ligeti have in common? More than you might think. Violinist Augustin Hadelich brings the two disparate composers together on his latest album, highlighting the unlikely similarities between their violin concertos. In this interview, Hadelich talks about … Continue reading

The Late Works of György Ligeti (1923–2006)

by Michael Schell The Pacific Northwest seems in the midst of a Ligeti boom. Last year the Seattle Symphony presented the regional premiere of his Requiem, along with a live-music presentation of Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, which features music from … Continue reading

A Singer’s Account of György Ligeti’s Requiem

by David Gary Last week the Seattle Symphony and Chorale presented the Pacific Northwest’s first ever performance of György Ligeti’s ethereal and rarely performed Requiem (1965), conducted by Music Director Ludovic Morlot. This weekend, they’ll present a portion of it … Continue reading

György Ligeti’s Musical Odyssey

by Michael Schell When Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey hit theaters in 1968, it caused quite a stir. Here was a major Hollywood feature film that had no famous actors and very little dialog (indeed none at all during … Continue reading