ANAM Musicians: Mozart & Ligeti
Tue 16 April @ 11:00 - 12:15$42 – $49
A morning of musical experimentation awaits as percussionists and their piano contemporaries from the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) perform a selection of works by Mozart and Hungarian-Austrian composer György Ligeti.
For as long as there has been music, there have been composers experimenting and taking risks throughout their creative process. In the case of Mozart, many of his works deemed ‘experimental’ have stood the test of time. In his Adagio for Glass Harmonica, Mozart uses the instrument’s unique timbres to create an otherworldly sound – a sound Paganini hailed as a ‘celestial voice’.
Highly celebrated for his avant-garde music-making, the genius of György Ligeti bookends this performance of Mozart’s most demanding repertoire. First, the boundaries of classical music are pushed to the limits with the intricate melodies and unconventional harmonies of his Chamber Concerto. Rounding out the hour-long performance is the seventh movement of his Musica Ricercata – a collection of pieces in which Ligeti attempted to build a compositional style from the ground up – this time arranged for percussion.