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Donald Macleod is joined by composer, pianist and teacher George Benjamin, to explore Ligeti's life and music. He introduces orchestral music, including Lontano, a study in orchestral colour inspired by the sun streaming through the stained-glass windows of St-Chapelle in Paris; and San Francisco Polyphony, which expresses the composer's affection for the city.

Poeme symphonique, for 100 metronomes (1962) - excerpt
Francoise Terrious (metronome-meister)
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track 6

Lontano (1967)
Vienna Philharmonic
Claudio Abbado (conductor)
DG 429 260-2
track 3

Melodien (1971)
Schoenberg Ensemble
Reinbert de Leeuw (conductor)
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track 1

San Francisco Polyphony (1973-4)
Berlin Philharmonic
Jonathan Nott (conductor)
Teldec 8573-88261-2
track 5

Piano Concerto (1985-88) - excerpts
Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)
Asko Ensemble
Reinbert de Leeuw (conductor)
Teldec 8573-83953-2
tracks 9, 10.

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