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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Later on, more and more notes appear, based on the smooth changes of the theme with the adding of G, A, and F in the third holding ligtei ostinato bass and complex fast passages or chord progressions in the end of the piece. Perhaps Ligeti aimed to show that something cannot be rejected because it has a negative connotation and later on everything may earn artistic value. So the provocative title Hungarian Rock, coupled with the old genre of chaconne seems to state some kind of political message.

The work, lasting about five minutes, is in a two-part form.

A Brief History of the Harpsichord. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Secondly, the piece is written in the quite fast tempo with tempo changes during the piece. There also can be an A diminished triad sometimes and once a C minor flat five harmonization. But Ligeti’s melodies do not so much imitate specific folk songs as abstract melodic types.

Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. The second part ceases the rhythmic idea, and serenely presents a chord progression.

At the same time, rick produces sound which is very similar to the sound of a guitar. Thirdly, hunarian piece has the improvisational flow.

Moreover, they are alienated by the systematic transposition of some of their notes and phrases, while their characteristic melodic and rhythmic features, as well as their strophic structure are retained. I would like to research how Ligeti combined the genre of chaconne and the style of rock all together.


In the beginning there is no third major or minor scale step up to measure 36then there is an unclear part with major — minor — major one by one. I did not find the reason why such a difference in notation is important, however. The triad C—E—C is harmonized as C major quite frequently with flat five most of the time or A minor sometimes.

The triad Bb—D—F is harmonized as Bb major with flat seven — Ab and couple of times with flat three — DbBb augmented, and very few times as G minor. The diad G—B most of the time is harmonized as G major with D in the melody. Then the tempo speeds up to the previous tempo in measures — Edition Five Mechanical Music. The motive first appears based on the second holding of the ostinato bass.

Red points are shown when there is the dissonance in between the melody and the chord if the melody is transposed to the octave, where the chord is. A “chaconne” is a particular variation form, in which a chord pattern is repeated while variations on it are played simultaneously.

Hungarian Rock – harpsichord

In the melody Lydian and Mixolydian modes are frequently used with the major chords in the bass line. The piece has a subtitle Chaconne. Measures 5 — 8. 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.

Measures — Streams Videos All Posts. There are different reasons for dissonance. Green points are shown, when the melody doubles any note from the chord in the bass. Measures 63 — I made an analysis of dissonant points in the melody.


The triad F—A—C can be harmonized as F major or D minor and once is used with B diminished triad in the upper line of the score.

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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. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. On the upper line of the score the melody is written. Red — dissonant point.

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The chaconne was a popular dance and song in the 16th and 17th centuries and was considered immoral popular music at that time. Other musicians since the late s had been looking for ways to unite rock with classical models and genres. This phenomenon of combination of what seems incongruous is one of the features of postmodern culture.

Value Discourses in Progressive Rock Fanzines. Considering the upper voice, I want to show how the pitch pattern of the melody changes throughout the piece. Melodic pitches in the beginning of the piece.

Gyorgy Ligeti – Hungarian Rock – harpsichord

Sometimes there is B in the melody, which can be interpreted as B major dominant. Remember me on this computer. Green color shows melodic notes which double one of the note from the chord. Irina Makalovskaia Analysis of Modernism Prof.