I was introduced to Gyorgy Ligeti by my guitar/composition instructor Roddy Elias, sometime in the cold winter of 2000. I didn’t know what I was hearing, I didn’t know how to comprehend it, nor was I sure what it made me feel. But my respect and admiration for my teacher quietly reinforced the urge to continue through the dark fantasy forest of this brilliant music.
Here is, poetically, an arrangement for Ligeti’s Cello Sonata on classical guitar (Roddy Elias’ primary voice). All things cycle around again don’t they?