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Home Journals Magyar Zene Vol. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the ungheresf fully. In both works, elements of Hungarian folk music are mixed with distant musical styles and idioms the chaconne and passacaglia tradition, elements of jazz and rock, Balkan and Caribbean rhythms.

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These motives pile up on each other resulting in wild harmonic clashes. As I point out, both pieces contain a number of “mistuned” Hungarian folk song imitations.

A passacaglia is a set of variations written upon a theme called the “ground” which is constantly repeated. Streams Videos All Posts. At times it seems as though the harpsichord’s resonant, clangorous characteristic is being used to create piles of natural overtones of the sounding strings while notes which are alien to the hanging cloud of notes are sounded, creating a sour effect.


The variations on it take the form of short, overlapping motives, including one with a clearly folk-inspired “Hungarian snap” an accented first short note on the beat followed by a longer note, it is common also in Scots folk music.

This article focuses on the “Hungarianness” of the two pieces, a feature that is ostentatiously emphasized by their titles, analyzing which features can be regarded as Hungarian, how these are related to other, culturally more distant, references, and what role they are playing within the pieces.

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Passacaglia Ungherese (for harpsichord)

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View it in the Music Periodicals Database. Introspection Late Night Partying. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. The theme in this case is a slowly walking theme ligeit rising and falling contours, which is rather monotonous in itself.

Share on facebook twitter tumblr. Moreover, they are alienated by the systematic transposition of some of their notes and phrases, while their characteristic melodic and rhythmic features, as well as their strophic structure are retained.


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But Ligeti’s melodies do not so much imitate specific folk songs as abstract melodic types. Magyar ZeneVol. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Drinking Hanging Out In Love.