Journal of
Music and Dance

  • Abbreviation: J. Music Dance
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2360-8579
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMD
  • Start Year: 2011
  • Published Articles: 23


The technical reviews of Ligeti Piano Etude No.4 Fanfares

DENG Liang
  • DENG Liang
  • Art College, Southwest University for Nationalities, Chengdu, Sichuan, P.R. China.
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  •  Received: 18 September 2013
  •  Accepted: 14 April 2015
  •  Published: 31 May 2015


Ligeti’s etude Fanfares extends the technical skills demanded of the modern pianist and many incorporate completely new techniques. This etude, which was composed around 1985 consists of some of the most technically demanding issues composed for the piano in the last decades of the 20th century. Through the study of this work the pianist is pushed in new directions as Ligeti extends the limits of the pianistic borders.

Key words: Ligeti, Piano Etudes, Piano Performance Techniques, Fanfares, Polyrhythm.