L'Esprit de l'Escalier (d'après no. 13)

Date of composition
3 Minutes
String quartet

Part of the Nouvelles Études, 14 pieces inspired by György Ligeti's Études for piano, as part of the 2023 celebrations for the 100th anniversary of his birth.

Generously supported by Britten Pears Arts, BBC Radio 3, Bourgie Hall, the Vaughan Williams Foundation, and private donations.

First performed in 2023 at the Aldeburgh Festival.

In the apocalyptic resonance of the most Lisztian Etude, any words for Ligeti? "Thanks! 1987, I, a student, played you the Etudes: my career began."

Tiny tributes to your soundworld, in an endlessly rising staircase:

i) bells, drums and fiddles
ii) devil's advocate
iii) a bit of an atmosphere.

Go well, G.L.

Events for this work

June 2023