Pitch-class analysis: Some aspects of ic5 and ic1 design in györgy ligeti’s piano études

Man Ching YU

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Abstract

This paper investigates pitch-class organization in György Ligeti’s piano Études, focusing on the organizational design of particular interval classes. In the etudes, IC5 and IC1 are generative in constructing materials in different dimensions and at different surface levels. Additionally, the unfolding of pitch classes initiates ascending and descending circles of fifths, at small-scale and large-scale structural levels alike, illuminating the prominence of the fifth in Ligeti’s work, which harks back to the commonpractice period. Copyright © 2014 New Sound.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-190
JournalNew Sound International Journal of Music
Volume43
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Citation

Yu, M.-C. (2014). Pitch-class analysis: Some aspects of ic5 and ic1 design in györgy ligeti’s piano étudess. New Sound International Journal of Music, 43, 173-190.

Keywords

  • Ligeti
  • Interval class
  • Pitch class

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