Acceptance Speech – Berne, 15.11.1991 (Italian)


György Ligeti

1991 Balzan Prize for Music

For his work, which, starting with the great Hungarian tradition, has had a vast innovative effect on today’s musical language. His compositions, written for a wide variety of ensembles, have marked important events in contemporary art. For his meticulous attention to the possibility of using rhythm and timbre, he has created an original and fascinating universe of sound.

Il compositore Gyorgy Ligeti ha improvvisato il suo intervento ricordando la sua vicenda personale vissuta in un regime totalitario, e sottolineando l’eccezionale valore che egli attribuisce alla musica come fattore preminente di unità dei popoli.

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