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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Tempos of rock pieces were quite fast when rock appeared, because it was separate from popular dance music. All of these measures, however, have at least one whole note with a fermata, which lasts as much as needed according to the upper manual seven quarter notes in the measurefour quarter notes and a roc, note in the measurefive quarter notes in the measurein the measure the first whole note equals 4.

This phenomenon of combination of what seems incongruous is one of the features of postmodern culture. 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.

I did not find the reason why such a difference in notation is important, however. The difference between how the melody and the bass line are written. As I point out, both pieces contain a number of “mistuned” Hungarian folk song imitations. Jazz Latin New Age. Streams Videos All Posts. View it in the Music Periodicals Database. On the other hand, the harpsichord sounds pretty similarly to a guitar, which is gock very important instrument for rock 6. Irina Makalovskaia Analysis of Modernism Prof.

Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. 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.


Ligeti was not the first musician who tried to hungaian rock with classical in the meaning of anything that is not modern genres. One can see ligeeti way in which Ligeti colors the ostinato bass with the different harmonies by the ligetj notes. Ligeti marks that the duration of the coda is about one and a half minutes out of five minutes of the duration of the piece.

In the beginning there is no third major or minor scale step hunfarian to measure 36then there is an unclear part with major — minor — major one by one.

One of the features of rock music is that performers usually improvise, and it is appreciated if a performer is able to play virtuoso passages 8. Help Center Find new research papers in: The four-measure repeated phrase consists of chords, which change like this: Introspection Late Night Partying.

Music of Our Time Special Edition. A Brief History of the Harpsichord. The second part ceases the rhythmic idea, and serenely presents a chord progression. Other musicians since the late s had been looking for ways to unite rock with classical models and genres. The coda is designated by the absence of the ostinato bass line, and tempo and time signature changes. 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.

I would say that the last two measures before the coda are measures number and See Ex.


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Each measure, except those in the coda, is divided into five parts rcok to the ostinato chord progression rhythm.

The triad C—E—C is harmonized as C major quite frequently with flat five most of the time or A minor sometimes. 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 pitch pattern stays the same during four measures, and then it starts again from the beginning. Later on, more and more notes appear, based on the smooth changes of the theme with hunharian adding of G, A, and F in the third holding of ostinato bass and ligetu fast passages or chord progressions in the end of the piece. Sometimes there is B in the melody, which can be interpreted as B major dominant. Remember me on this computer. Log In Sign Up. In the last section measures — mostly major is used.

Sometimes dissonance appears when there is a delay in the melody or when the melody notes go in advance, before the change of the chord in the bass line.

Gyorgy Ligeti – Hungarian Rock – harpsichord

Almost always Lydian with D and Mixolydian with G natural modes of A major are used although, there are few measures with only Cor For both of them together. The motive first appears based on the second holding of the ostinato bass. In this motive only the length of the notes and the pauses change. Red — dissonant point. Hungarian Rock Roc, analysis of dissonant points.

So, the piece is based on the ostinato bass line.