Ligeti – Etude No 10, Der Zauberlehrling (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) – Wang, Piano

4th piece from Book II, Der Zauberlehrling (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) is Ligeti’s Etude No 10 for piano and is dedicated to the French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard. György Ligeti composed a cycle of 18 études for solo piano between 1985 and 2001.

They are considered one of the major creative achievements of his last decades, and one of the most significant sets of piano studies of the 20th century, combining virtuoso technical problems with expressive content, following in the line of the études of Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt, Claude Debussy, and Alexander Scriabin but addressing new technical ideas as a compendium of the concepts.

Yuja Wang plays Ligeti’s Der Zauberlehrling

Other Ligeti’s Etude performed by Yuja Wang

Fanfares

Ligeti - Etude No 4, Fanfares - Yuja Wang, Piano
Ligeti – Etude No 4, Fanfares – Yuja Wang, Piano

Vertige

Ligeti - Etude 9, Vertige - Wang, Piano
Ligeti – Etude 9, Vertige – Yuja Wang

Etude 10, Der Zauberlehrling, other performance

Player Piano (Bösendorfer)

Idil Biret (with sheet music)

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