Gesammelte Schriften [Collected Writings]
Publications of the Paul Sacher Foundation, Vols. 10/1 and 10/2
Edited by Monika Lichtenfeld, 2007
2 vols., 523 pp. + 351 pp. - 15.6 × 23.4 cm - cloth with dustcover
ISBN 978-3-7957-0451-3 (PSB 1014)
With this collection of the writings of György Ligeti, the Paul Sacher Foundation presents the first substantial edition of texts by this outstanding composer of recent music history. The central essays are gathered together with other writings previously difficult to obtain. Ligeti expressed himself at length on composition, aesthetics, his musical friends, and his historical forebears, including a series of radio broadcasts on Anton Webern. There are also many short essays on various topics spanning more than five decades, from his years in Hungary to the recent past. His own music is discussed in essays and a substantial series of introductory analyses. The two volumes are rounded off by an index of names and compositions.