György Ligeti

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Category Title Composition year(s) Duration Number of performers Publisher
Chamber Music 
Wind Quintet
Zehn Stücke für Bläserquintett
1968 15:00 5 Schott
Solo Work 
Accordion
Eight Pieces
from Musica ricercata
1951-1994 17:00 1 Schott
Chamber Music 
String Quartet
Andante und Allegretto
for string quartet
1950 13:00 4 Schott
Orchestra 
Apparitions
for orchestra
1958-1959 09:00 79 Universal Edition
Electronic Music 
Artikulation
realised at the broadcasting studio for electronic music at the West-German Radio (WDR) Cologne
1958 03:47 1 Schott; also available as listening score in colour
Orchestra 
Atmosphères
for large orchestra
1961 09:00 89 Universal Edition
Vocal Music 
Aventures
for three singers and seven instrumentalists
1962 11:00 10 Peters
Stage Work 
Opera
Aventures & Nouvelles Aventures
Musical-dramatic play in 14 pictures
1966 23:00 10 Peters
Ensemble/Chamber Orchestra 
Chamber Orchestra
Baladă și joc
based on Romanian folk songs for school orchestra
1949-1950 03:00 Schott
Chamber Music 
Duo
Baladă și joc
based on Romanian folk songs for two violins
1950 03:00 2 Schott
Vocal Music 
Choral Works a cappella
Bethlehemi Királyok
(The Kings in Bethlehem)
1946 02:00 Schott
Vocal Music 
Choral Works a cappella
Bujdosó
(Dejection) based on the Hungarian folk song Fölkelt már a csillag (The stars have risen already)
2000 02:30 Schott
Solo Work 
Piano
Capriccio No. 1 / Invention / Capriccio No. 2
for piano
1947-1948 05:00 1 Schott
Choir and Orchestra 
Clocks and Clouds
for 12 voice female choir and orchestra
1972-1973 13:00 choir + 38 Schott
Orchestra 
Concert Românesc
for orchestra
1951 12:00 41 Schott
Solo Work 
Harpsichord
Continuum
for harpsichord
1968 04:00 1 Schott
Vocal Music 
Voice and Piano
Der Sommer
1989 03:00 2 Schott
Orchestra with Soloist(s) 
Two Soloists
Double Concerto
for flute, oboe and orchestra
1972 15:00 35 Schott
Vocal Music 
Choral Works a cappella
Drei Phantasien
based on Friedrich Hölderlin
1982 11:00 16 Schott
Vocal Music 
Choral Works a cappella
Éjszaka · Reggel
Two a cappella choruses on texts by Sándor Weöres for 5-8-part mixed choir
1955 04:00 Schott
Solo Work 
Piano
Études pour piano
Premier livre
1985 20:00 1 Schott
Solo Work 
Piano
Études pour piano
Deuxième livre
1988-1994 23:00 1 Schott
Solo Work 
Piano
Études pour piano
Troisième livre
1995-2001 12:00 1 Schott
Ensemble/Chamber Orchestra 
Ensemble
Fragment
for chamber orchestra
1961 08:00 10 Universal Edition
Chamber Music 
Piano Duet
Fünf Stücke
for piano, four hands
1942-1951 12:00 2 Schott
Electronic Music 
Glissandi
realised at the broadcasting studio for electronic music of the West-German Radio (WDR) Cologne
1957 07:32 1 Schott
Vocal Music 
Choral Works a cappella
Haj, ifjúság!
Two pieces of Hungarian folk poetry for four part mixed choir a capella
1952 05:00 Schott
Ensemble/Chamber Orchestra with Soloist(s) 
Hamburgisches Konzert
for solo horn and chamber orchestra (with two basset horns and four obligatory natural horns)
1998-1999 15:00 20 Schott
Vocal Music 
Voice and Piano
Három Weöres-dal
Three songs based on texts by Sándor Weöres for voice and piano
1946-1947 06:00 2 Schott
Chamber Music 
Duo
Hommage à Hilding Rosenberg
for violin and violoncello
1982 01:00 2 Schott
Vocal Music 
Choral Works a cappella
Hortobágy
Three Hungarian folk songs for four part mixed choir a capella
1952 05:30 Schott
Solo Work 
Harpsichord
Hungarian Rock
Chaconne for harpsichord
1978 05:00 1 Schott
Vocal Music 
Choral Works a cappella
Húsvét
based on a Hungarian folk song Ma van húsvét napja for two female choirs or children's choirs
2000 03:00 Schott
Vocal Music 
Choral Works a cappella
Igeden földön
based on texts by Bálint Balassa and folk poetry
1945-1946 04:00 Schott; Edition Musica Budapest
Vocal Music 
Choral Works a cappella
Inaktelki nóták
Three Hungarian folk songs for two part mixed choir a capella
1953 04:00 Schott
Vocal Music 
Choral Works a cappella
Kállai kettős
Two adapted Hungarian folk songs for four part mixed choir a capella
1950 03:00 Schott
Ensemble/Chamber Orchestra 
Ensemble
Chamber Concerto
for 13 instrumentalists
1969-1970 21:00 13 Schott
Vocal Music 
Choral Works a cappella
Két kánon
Text by Sándor Weöres
1947-1952 03:00 Schott
Orchestra with Soloist(s) 
with piano
Concerto
for piano and orchestra
1985-1988 22:00 40 Schott
Orchestra with Soloist(s) 
with violin
Concerto
for violin and orchestra
1990-1992 28:00 24 Schott
Orchestra with Soloist(s) 
with violoncello
Concerto
for violoncello and orchestra
1966 16:00 40 Peters
Vocal Music 
Lakodalmas
Adaptation of an Hungarian folk song for four part choir
1950 01:00 Schott
Stage Work 
Opera
Le Grand Macabre
Opera in four scenes
1974-1996 120:00 49 Schott
Orchestra 
Full Orchestra
Lontano
for large orchestra
1967 11:00 77 Schott
Vocal Music 
Choral Works a cappella
Lux Aeterna
for 16-part choir a capella
1966 09:00 Peters
Vocal Music 
Choral Works a cappella
Magány
based on a text by Sándor Weöres
1946 02:30 Edition Musica Budapest
Vocal Music 
Choral Works a cappella
Magos kősziklának
Adaptation of an Hungarian folk song for three part choir a capella
1946 02:00 Schott
Vocal Music 
Choral Works a cappella
Magyar Etüdök
based on texts by Sándor Weöres
1983 06:00 Schott
Vocal Music 
Choral Works a cappella
Mátraszentimrei Dalok
based on Hungarian folk songs for two and three part children's or female choir a capella
1955 05:00 Schott
Orchestra 
Melodien
for orchestra
1971 13:00 38 Schott
Chamber Music 
Piano Duo
Monument · Selbstportrait · Bewegung
Three pieces for two pianos
1976 17:00 2 Schott
Solo Work 
Piano
Musica ricercata
for pianoforte
1951-1953 23:00 1 Schott
Vocal Music 
Voice and Orchestra
Mysteries of the Macabre
Three arias from the opera Le Grand Macabre for coloratura soprano and orchestra
1974-1992 08:00 40 Schott
Orchestra with Soloist(s) 
with trumpet
Mysteries of the Macabre
Three arias from the opera Le Grand Macabre for solo trumpet in C and orchestra
1974-1992 09:00 39 Schott
Ensemble/Chamber Orchestra with Soloist(s) 
with trumpet
Mysteries of the Macabre
Three arias from the opera Le Grand Macabre · Version for C trumpet and ensemble
1974-1991 09:00 16 Schott
Vocal Music 
Voice and Piano
Mysteries of the Macabre
Three arias from the opera Le Grand Macabre
1974-1988 08:00 2 Schott
Vocal Music 
Voice and Instrumental Ensemble
Mysteries of the Macabre
Three arias from the opera Le Grand Macabre · Version for coloratura soprano and ensemble
1974-1992 08:00 16 Schott
Vocal Music 
Voice and Piano
Négy lakodalmi tánc
adapted from Hungarian folk songs for three voices or female choir and piano
1950 05:00 Schott
Vocal Music 
Vocal Ensemble
Nonsense Madrigals
based on texts by William Brighty Rands and Lewis Carroll as well as an English translation of Slovenly Peter (Heinrich Hoffmann)
1988-1993 13:00 6 Schott
Vocal Music 
Voice and Instrumental Ensemble
Nouvelles Aventures
for three singers and seven instrumentalists
1962-1965 12:00 10 Peters
Vocal Music 
Voice and Piano
Öt Arany-dal
Five songs based on texts by János Arany for voice and piano
1952 11:00 2 Schott
Vocal Music 
Choral Works a cappella
Pápainé
Hungarian folk ballad for four part mixed choir a cappella
1953 03:30 Schott
Solo Work 
Harpsichord
Passacaglia ungherese
for harpsichord
1978 05:00 1 Schott
Electronic Music 
Pièce Electronique Nr. 3
realised by the Institut voor Sonologie, Koninklijk Conservatorium, Den Haag, by Kees Tazelaar and Johan van Kreij
1957-1996 02:05 1 Schott
Other 
Poème Symphonique
for 100 metronomes
1962 25:00 2 Schott
Ensemble/Chamber Orchestra 
String Orchestra
Ramifications
for string orchestra or 12 solo strings
1968-1969 09:00 12 - 20 Schott
Ensemble/Chamber Orchestra 
Régi magyar társas táncok
Old Hungarian Ballroom Dances after János Bihari, János Lavotta, Antal Csermák and Márk Rózsavölgyi (18th century)
1949 11:00 7 - 17 Schott
Choir and Orchestra 
Requiem
for soprano and mezzo soprano solo, mixed choir and orchestra
1963-1997 27:00 74 Peters
Solo Work 
Organ
Ricercare
for organ
1953 04:00 1 Schott
Stage Work 
Rondeau
One-man theatre for an actor and tape
1976 30:00 2 Schott
Orchestra 
San Francisco Polyphony
for orchestra
1973-1974 11:00 71 Schott
Chamber Music 
Wind Quintet
Sechs Bagatellen
from Musica ricercata
1953 13:00 5 Schott
Chamber Music 
Saxophone Quartet
Sechs Bagatellen
from Musica ricercata
1953 13:00 4 Schott
Ensemble/Chamber Orchestra 
Sechs Miniaturen
for wind ensembles
1953-1975 13:00 10 Schott
Vocal Music 
Voice and Instrumental Ensemble
Síppal, dobbal, nádihegedüvel
based on poems by Sándor Weöres for mezzo soprano and 4 percussionists
2000 14:00 5 Schott
Solo Work 
Violoncello
Sonata
for violoncello solo
1948-1953 09:00 1 Schott
Solo Work 
Viola
Sonata
for viola solo
1991-1994 22:00 1 Schott
Chamber Music 
String Quartet
String Quartet No. 1
Métamorphoses nocturnes
1953-1954 21:00 4 Schott
Chamber Music 
String Quartet
String Quartet No. 2
1968 21:00 4 Schott
Chamber Music 
Trio
Trio
for violin, horn (F/Bb) and piano
1982 22:00 3 Schott
Solo Work 
Piano
Trois Bagatelles
for piano
1961 01:00 1 Schott
Solo Work 
Organ
Volumina
for organ
1961-1962 16:00 1 Peters
Solo Work 
Organ
Zwei Etüden für Orgel
1967-1969 12:00 1 Schott
Ensemble/Chamber Orchestra with Soloist(s) 
with violoncello
Concerto
for violoncello and orchestra
1966 16:00 15 Peters
Ensemble/Chamber Orchestra with Soloist(s) 
with piano
Concerto
for piano and orchestra
1985-1988 22:00 14 Schott
Ensemble/Chamber Orchestra 
Ensemble
Melodien
for orchestra
1971 13:00 16 Schott
Chamber Music 
Duo
Adagio molto semplice
1940 2 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Chamber Music 
Piano
Allegro
1950 1 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Solo Work 
Piano
Allegro moderato
1943 1 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Chamber Music 
Duo
Arietta
1943 2 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Vocal Music 
Az asszony és a katona
Text of Hungarian folksongs from collection of Béla Bartók
1951 unpublished · sketches · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Vocal Music 
Bethlehemi királyok
Text by Attila József
1946 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Vocal Music 
Voice and Instrumental Ensemble
Bölcsötöl a sírig
Texts of Hungarian Folksongs
1948 8 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Vocal Music 
Choral
1941 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Vocal Music 
Chorlied nach Goethe
1942 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Solo Work 
Piano
Chromatische Fantasie
1956 1 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Solo Work 
Piano
Dans
1948 1 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Solo Work 
Piano
Dansuri
1948 1 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Vocal Music 
Dereng már a hajnal
based on Balász Fodor
1945 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Vocal Music 
[Three songs] Aki dudás akar lenni; Menyassnony, völegény; Erre jere, erre nincsen sár
Texts of Hungarian Folksongs
1952 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Solo Work 
Piano
Due capricci
1947 1 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Chamber Music 
Duo
Duo
for violin and piano
1946 2 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Chamber Music 
Duo
Duo
for violin and violoncello
1945 2 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Chamber Music 
Együgyü melódia
1943 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Ensemble/Chamber Orchestra 
String Orchestra
Enharmonie
1976 unpublished · sketches · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Vocal Music 
Goethe - Lied
Text by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
1943 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Orchestra 
Grande symphonie militaire
1951 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Vocal Music 
Hajnal
Text by Sándor Weöres
1950 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Vocal Music 
Három József Atiila-dal
Text by Atiila József
1950 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Vocal Music 
Három József Atiila-dal, Nr. 1 Megfáradt
Text by Atiila József
1950 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Vocal Music 
Három József Atiila-dal, Nr. 3 Jöjj testvérkém
Text by Atiila József
1950 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Orchestra with Soloist(s) 
Hat inaktelki népdal
1953 unpublished · score draft · Collevtion György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Solo Work 
Piano
Három változat egy basszus-témára
1942 unpublished · manuskript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Solo Work 
Piano
Invenció
1948 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Vocal Music 
Kantate Nr.1
Tenebrae factae sunt
1945 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Vocal Music 
Kantate Nr.2
Venit angelus
1945 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Vocal Music 
Kantáta az ifjúság ünnepére
Text by Péter Kuczka
1949 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Vocal Music 
Két Balassa Bálint-kórus. Nézd a földt
Mezök illatoznak
1946 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Vocal Music 
Két dal
Text by Sándor Weöres
1947 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Vocal Music 
Kineret
Text by Rachel Blovstein (translated by Hubert Adler)
1941 unpublished · print with handwritten inscriptions · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Solo Work 
Piano
Kis canon egy román karácsony dalra
1940 unvpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Ensemble/Chamber Orchestra 
String Orchestra
Kis szerenád
1947 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Solo Work 
Piano
Kis tréfa
1943 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeit, Paul Sacher Foundation
Solo Work 
Piano
Kis zongoradarabok
1941 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Ensemble/Chamber Orchestra 
Chamber Orchestra
Mifiso la sodo
1948 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Ensemble/Chamber Orchestra 
Chamber Orchestra
Mifiso la sodo
revised version
1951 unpublished · fragment · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Chamber Music 
String Quartet
Menuett
1945 4 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Vocal Music 
Nagy idök
Text by Sándor Peröfi
1948 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Solo Work 
Piano
Nocturne
1942 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Vocal Music 
Petöfi bordala
Text by Sándor Petöfi
1950 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Chamber Music 
Piano
Polifon gyakorlat
1943 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Ensemble/Chamber Orchestra 
Chamber Orchestra
Praeclassica
Egy choraltéma három variációval
1943 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Chamber Music 
String Quartet
Quartett
0000 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Chamber Music 
String Quartet
Quartett
1940 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Chamber Music 
String Quartet
Quartett
1950 unpublished · sketches · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Chamber Music 
String Quartet
Quartett
1968 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Vocal Music 
Requiem
liturgical text
1956 unpublished · fragment · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Vocal Music 
Román népdalok és táncok
Text of Rumanian Folksongs
1950 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Orchestra 
Sötet és világos
1956 unpublished · sketches · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Vocal Music 
Solang der alte Peter
Variation in e flat minor, after C. Hager, Munich Folktext
1992 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Chamber Music 
Duo
Sonate
1943 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Solo Work 
Piano
Sonatine
1950 unpublished · Sketches · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Vocal Music 
Tavaszi virág
Kiserözene · text by Zoltán Körmöczi
1949 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Vocal Music 
Tél
Text by Sándor Weöres
1950 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Vocal Music 
Temetés a tengeren
text by Endre Ady
1943 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Vocal Music 
Tornyos Péter
anonymous text after a baroque drama
1947 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Chamber Music 
Piano
Tréfas induló
1942 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Ensemble/Chamber Orchestra 
Chamber Orchestra
Variations concertantes
1956 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Vocal Music 
A varró lányok
text by János Arany
1942 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Orchestra 
Viziók
1956 unpublished · sketches · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Chamber Music 
String Quartet
[Zwei Sätze]
for String Quartet
1950 4 unpublished · manuscript · Collection György Ligeti, Paul Sacher Foundation
Solo Work 
Piano
[no title]
0000 05:32 1 suppressed as Juvenalia