In an interview given to Ulrich Dibelius in , György Ligeti virtually excluded ” Hungarian Rock” and “Passacaglia ungherese” from his oeuvre, stating that the. Sheet Music – £ – Hungarian Rock by György Ligeti, a chaconne dedicated to Elisabeth Chojnacka for harpsichord. Premiered 20 May, in Köln, WDR. Hungarian Rock (Chaconne) Lyrics: Instrumental. Hungarian Rock (Chaconne) . György Ligeti Written By György Ligeti. Release Date January 1,

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Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. The four-measure repeated phrase consists of chords, which change like this: In the most of measures the time signature is different in the upper and bottom lines See Ex.

Irina Makalovskaia Analysis of Modernism Prof. Tempos of rock ilgeti were quite fast when rock appeared, because it was separate from popular dance music. Green color shows melodic notes which double one of the note from the chord.

The triad G—A—C is harmonized as the A major dominant chord most of the time. Eb and Cwhich make the chord sound unusual, hnugarian appear in the melodic line. I would like to research how Ligeti combined the genre of chaconne and the style of rock all together.

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Then the tempo speeds up to the previous tempo in measures — Rock in Hungary was prohibited since its beginning in s 1. On the other hand, the harpsichord sounds pretty similarly to a guitar, which is a very important instrument for rock 6. Streams Videos All Posts.

Perhaps Ligeti aimed to show that something cannot be rejected because it has a negative connotation and later on everything may earn artistic value. The diad G—C, harmonized differently by melody notes. So, the piece is hjngarian on the ostinato bass line.

Then, in the middle part, mostly minor is used measures 53 — Thirdly, the piece has the improvisational flow. But Ligeti’s melodies do not so much imitate specific folk songs as abstract melodic types.


A Brief History of the Harpsichord. The second part ceases the rhythmic idea, and serenely presents a chord progression. Skip to main content. Also, sometimes there is C in the melody, which gives the chord C—G— Bb, pretending to be, perhaps, C major or minor. For example, instrumental compositions and multi-movement suites were performed by rock bands3.

For example, measure has 11 quarter notes or 22 eighth notes in the upper line and 8 quarter notes in the bottom line. Jazz Latin New Age. In the end of the piece, for example, in the last two patterns, there are only three instances in which the melody has the same pitches as in the chords, 17 chords with pitches in the melody which finish the chord, and 23 dissonant points, including delays and discrepancy between the melody and the bass line.

Gyorgy Ligeti – Hungarian Rock – harpsichord

The pitch pattern stays the same during four measures, and then it starts again from the beginning. The triad F—A—C can be harmonized as F major or D minor and once is used with B diminished triad in the upper line of the score.

The main structure consists of a pounding rhythmic pattern of chords in rock rhythm one of the chords is so low and closely-spaced that it fills the function of the bass drumwhile the plucked sonority of the instrument is exploited in the melodic line, as this resembles guitar sounds. Huungarian chaconne was a popular dance and song in the 16th and 17th centuries and was considered immoral ligti music at that time.

For example, if there is G in the kigeti line, it is written as Ab in the upper line. The chaconne features are the four-measure ostinato chord progression and the ostinato bass line, repeated every measure, which stay the same for the whole piece except the coda.

Hungarian Rock (Chaconne), for harpsichord

I think that Ligeti is creating a sense of free improvisation in his hungarina too. I will show what the rock features are, what the chaconne features are, and what features can be considered the features of both rock and chaconne. One of the features of rock music is that performers usually improvise, and it is appreciated if a performer is able hungarjan play virtuoso passages 8.


Edition Five Mechanical Music. By dissonant points I mean the pitch set of the melody which creates at least one half step or at least two whole steps, or more half and whole steps together with the pitches of the chord in the bass line if the melodic pitch is transposed to the same octave, lgieti the chord is.

There also can be an A diminished triad sometimes and once a C minor flat five harmonization. Red points are shown when there is the dissonance in between the melody and the chord if the melody is transposed to the octave, where the chord is. Considering the upper voice, I want to show how the pitch pattern of the melody changes throughout the piece. On the bottom line the stubborn chord progression is written.

In the last section measures hungariam mostly major is used. I strongly believe that rkck choice of the genre and the instrument was made by Ligeti not randomly, and that Ligeti found similarities between rock music and chaconne, which seem to be so different at the first glance.

I would say that there are 5 beats in the accompaniment but not four as it is highlighted in the time signature, because Ligeti changes diads or triads in the bottom every beat, according to the rhythmic pattern. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Only once during each four-measure pattern in the beginning of the piece there is a dissonant point caused by delay in the melody.

Sexy Trippy All Moods. There is the motive in the beginning, which consists of 8 notes, which are all D See Ex.

There are different reasons for dissonance.