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György Ligeti: Piano Works


Étude 13: L’escalier du diable

Suggestions for performing Étude 13: L’escalier du diableIn the introductory video, Pierre-Laurent Aimard gives some advice on studying and performing L’escalier du diable, drawing mainly on the composer’s wishes and performing suggestions, which Aimard took note of during their collaboration. In the interactive score for Étude 13, you can choose to display the composer’s performing suggestions directly in the score using the function “Ligeti’s comments”. This function also allows you to display the composer’s corrections and comments which do not appear in the printed score. Last but not least, the interactive score for L’escalier du diable also includes several videos of masterclasses, which deal with problems of technique as well as performance issues.

Étude 13: L’escalier du diable

Ligeti & Aimard

Musica ricercata No. 1

Musica ricercata No. 7

Étude 13:

L’escalier du diable

Inside the score

Performing Ligeti

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