György Ligeti

Mysteries of the Macabre

Title
Mysteries of the Macabre
Subtitle
Three arias from the opera Le Grand Macabre for coloratura soprano and orchestra
Duration
8:00
Number of performers
40
Instrumentation
pic. · 1 · 3 (3rd also ca.) · 2 (2nd also bcl.) · 2 (2nd also cbn.) - 4 · 2 · cbtbn. · cbtba. - perc. (timp. · s.dr. · tamb. · stir dr. · crot. · cymb. · susp.cymb. · tamt. · mar. · 4 bong. · cast. · ratch. · guiro · w.bl. · 4 temple bl. · police whistle · whistle · slide whistle · trgl. · glock. · xyl.) (2 performers) - cel. (also hpd.) · pf. · eorg. - hp. · man. - str. (3 · 0 · 2 · 6 · 4)
Composition year(s)
1974
World premiere
1994-01-20

Paris · Sonja Pascale, soprano · Orchestre National de France · conductor: Oswald Sallaberger

Text

Michel de Ghelderodes

Audio
Copyright

György Ligeti Edition Vol. 4 © 1996 Sony Music Entertainment Inc./ ℗ 1996 Sony Classical
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Publisher
Video

György Ligeti: Mysteries of the Macabre
Barbara Hannigan; Berliner Philharmoniker; Sir Simon Rattle