Pierre-Laurent Aimard's performance suggestions are based on his close collaboration with György Ligeti.
The ‘Ligeti’s comments’ function allows you to call up his corrections, additions and explanations in the interactive score, none of which are to be found in the printed score. This critical online edition, compiled by Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tobias Bleek, takes into account the following source:
Pierre-Laurent Aimard on Ligeti’s performance suggestions
Suggestions from and explanations by the composer that Pierre-Laurent Aimard wrote down during their joint working sessions and reviewed for our interactive score. More information on their collaboration and the performance notes can be found in this video as well as in the section ‘Performing Ligeti’.
Ligeti and folk music
Simha Arom – reputed music ethnologist and close friend of the composer – about Ligeti’s interest in folk music.