This week, as part of Q2's ongoing Curious György, I'll be highlighting Ligeti film scores, his music machines (real and imagined), and offering a close look at Le Grand Macabre and Ligeti's multiple sources of inspiration in writing the opera. We'll also discuss his musical legacy, as we listen to music by some of his students.
We also remember the recently departed pianist Yvonne Loriod (which will give us a chance to listen to more Messiaen!); explore the music of Italy's reclusive composer, Giacinto Scelsi; and continue our survey of song cycles with chamber ensemble accompaniment. Come share this great music with me!