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Etudes for Piano - Volume 2

By Gyorgy Ligeti

Piano (Piano) - SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Composed by Gyorgy Ligeti (1923-2006). Schott. 20th Century and Hungarian. Collection. With standard notation, fingerings and introductory text (does not include words to the songs). Composed 1988-94. 76 pages. Schott Music #ED8654. Published by Schott Music (HL.49008112).

Item Number: HL.49008112

ISBN 3795795249. 9x12 inches.

About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)

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Very advanced level, very difficult note reading, frequent time signature changes, virtuosic level technical facility needed.

  • Etude 7: Galamb Borong 
  • Etude 8: Fem 
  • Etude 9: Vertige 
  • Etude 10: Der Zauberlehring 
  • Etude 11: En Suspens 
  • Etude 12: Entrelacs 
  • Etude 13: L'escalier du diable 
  • Etude 14: "Columna infinita" 
  • Etude 14A: Coloana fara sfarsit 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 3

    Madison, WI
    Difficulty Level:
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  • 2016-02-26 16:42:09.0 One wrong note, otherwise...

    On page 20, Etude 9, meas. 20, there is a dyad in the left hand, middle staff, treble clef, consisting of a G and a Db. The G MUST be a Gb, according to the composers rigorous and detailed working out of a precise and utterly logical pattern. Other than...

    that, the music is your typical Modern Fabulous sounding Impossible-to-play Masterpiece. All of them are. Well, OK, I DID read through the second book way easier than the first book of these Etudes, but to perform them, as Jeremy Denk has done, is a task for perhaps five to ten people in the world. If you are one of them, or if you want to see what these sounds look like on paper, as I did, then purchase away. I relayed this wrong-note info to Mr.l Denk. He did not reply.

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  • 5

    John Bock
  • 2003-09-17 00:00:00.0 Great music! A must have!

    I wasn't going to write a review since I'm a horrible writer as you will see, but I know I just had to write a review. Never have I have heard such great contemporary piano music before.. Ligeti's Etudes are genius and very extraordinary. They don't...

    sound as random sounding and as cold (not to say I don't appreciate them) like lots of contemporary piano music. They are unique and extraordinary that they wouldn't be classified into any catergory and aren't avanteguarde even and come after avanteguarde. If you are serious into playing the piano and want to be a professional pianist this is a must. If you can read music buy a cd with the music and follow the music along. For one who is studying to be a composer like what I'm doing should have the score as well. Buy the 1st book as well. Yes, the price is ridicious, but pay no attention to it. The music may inspire or and impress you. If you want more information about the music feel free to email me at

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