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Mysteries of the Macabre

Three arias from the opera Le Grand Macabre

By Gyorgy Ligeti

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Coloratura soprano voice and piano - difficult
Three arias from the opera Le Grand Macabre. Composed by Gyorgy Ligeti (1923-2006). Arranged by Elgar Howarth. This edition: Saddle stitching. Sheet music. Edition Schott. Classical. Composed 1974-1977/1988. 30 pages. Duration 8'. Schott Music #ED 8843. Published by Schott Music (HL.49015569).

Item Number: HL.49015569

ISBN 9790001123730. 9x12 inches. English - German.

I composed my opera Le Grand Macabre from 1974 to 1997. The Mysteries of the Macabre are arrangements of three coloratura arias of the chief of the 'Secret Political Police' which have been arranged (beautifully!) for chamber ensemble by Elgar Howarth. My friend Howarth had conducted the world premiere of the opera in Stockholm in 1978 and some of the further productions. The half-nonsense text is an immediate - however more accurate - continuation of the idea of my works Aventures and Nouvelles Aventures, but there is no chromatics in the music any more.

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