Ligeti: Aventures, Volumina & Nouvelles Aventures
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An absolutely incredible work musical genius.
This is an absolutely astounding album and is almost a sampler of Ligeti's work, containing his famous "Aventures for 3 Singers and 7 Instrumentalists (1962)" (known widely from the score for "2001: A Space Odyessy" along with experimental piano scores that are almost breathtakingly complex and well-played. As I listened, I was literally stunned by the tremendously executed vocal work of "Nouvelles Aventures for 3 Singers and 7 Instrumentalists: I. Sostenuto" when a staccatto trill began to be sung that literally made me back up from my computer in shock. The composition is immpeccable, the voices well directed and the opening track, "Volumina" is written so well that pieces of it sound almost electronic in their structure and sound, the effect being quite otherworldly. An absolutely incredible work musical genius, both modern and classical.