Ramifications

Title
Ramifications
for string orchestra or 12 solo strings
Duration
9:00
Number of performers
12 - 20
Instrumentation
string orchestra or str. (7 · 0 · 2 · 2 · 1)
Composition year(s)
1968
World premiere
1969-04-23
version for string orchestra: Berlin · Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin · conductor: Michael Gielen
10.10.1969
version for 12 solo strings: Saarbrücken · Kammerorchester des Saarländischen Rundfunks Saarbrücken · Antonio Janigro, conductor
Audio
Copyright

György Ligeti: The Ligeti Project © 2016 Warner Classics 0825646028580

Comment of the composer on the work

Ramifications (1968–69) is a quarter-tone piece for twelve solo strings. Six of the instruments are tuned a quarter-tone lower than the other six. The resulting web-like 24-note pitch field abounds in irregular beats produced by interference between the two differently tuned groups of instruments.

© 2001–2003 Teldec Classics & 2004 Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd | Translation: Louise Duchesneau

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