>On another topic........Gyorgy Ligeti. I am neck-deep in a Ligeti kick this
>past week and a half or so. I have always regarded Ligeti as one of my
>favorite composers, but after the all of the listening that I have done
>past week, he has rightfully *earned* that status. From the micropolyphonic
>orchestral works, to the incredibly gorgeous solo piano etudes, to the
>shimmering acapella vocal stuff, there is so much beauty, anger, and
>to experience through his music. I have just placed an order to the receive
>the last of the Ligeti Project installments (V) which are totally
>indespensible IMO. Also, the Ligeti Editons on Sony are just as amazing,
>especially volume 3 with Aimard performing the Etudes (Book I and II) and
>Reading about what a struggle it was to have his works performed reminded
>me of Ives. Although under completely different circumstances, socio vs.
>political agendas, it amazes me that both of these guys have persevered and
>left us with a treasure chest of invaluable wealth. Talk about
>If anybody needs some recommendations on Ligeti, please just ask and I will
>try my best to assist. Any fans here?
Yes, Ligeti is something isn't he?!?! I tracked down the Aimard Etudes CD
some time ago--based on Anne Ozorio's recommendation, if I remember
correctly. (Thanks, Anne! ;-) Great stuff! I've been meaning to dig a
Much further afield from Ives: Lately, I've been listening CONSTANTLY to
recordings by jazz vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson. Anyone familiar with him?