2023 we celebrate one of the most influential composers of our time: György Ligeti, the master of sound-surface compositions, would have been turned 100 years on May 28. To mark this occasion, the SWR Vokalensemble has recorded his most beautiful a cappella music. Yuval Weinberg, the principal conductor of the SWR Vokalensemble, joins us for György Ligeti’s choral composition »Lux Aeterna« and shows how the composer manages to give us an idea of eternity in nine minutes.
At the Ludwigsburg Festival on May 25, 2023, the ensemble, under the direction of Yuval Weinberg, will present the famous choral works »Lux aeterna« and the »Hölderlin Fantasien,« György Ligeti’s early Hungarian choral pieces – true treasures in the style of Béla Bartók – among which there are even two world premieres.
The program will be rounded off with a world premiere by another award-winning Hungarian Hungarian composer: Martón Illés. Before the concert, the composer will give insights into his own and Ligeti’s work.
Tickets and further information at »SWR Vocal Ensemble«
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