Composition database

This is the Composition Database of BMC, which includes information about works by composers that are either Hungarian or Hungarian by origin or live in Hungary.

Title of the work

Scenes and Interludes from the Opera "Le Grand Macabre"


Original / Hungarian title
Szenen und Zwischenspiele Aus Der Oper "Le Grand Macabre"
Foreign language / English title
Scenes and Interludes from the Opera "Le Grand Macabre"
Year of composition

Solo voice(s), choir & orchestra
S., Ms., buffo T., character Bar. - mixed choir ad lib. - 3 fl. (II, III anche picc.), 3 ob. (II anche ob. d´amore, III anche, 3 cl. (II anche cl. in Es / sax.a., III. anche cl.b.), 3 fg. (III anche cfg.) - 4 cor., 4 tr., tr.b. in do, 3 trb., tuba (anche tuba cb.) - perc. (3 esec.) - cel. (anche cemb.), pf. (anche el. pf.), el. org. (anche reg.), arpa - 3 vl., 2 vla., 6 vlc., 4 cb.
47 min

Movements, parts

MESCHKE, Michael; LIGETI, György
German / English
Premiere information
21 December 1978, Berlin, SFB; Inga Nielsen (S.), Olive Fredericks (Ms.), Peter Haage (T.), Dieter Weller (Bar.), Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Elgar Howarth (cond.)
Publisher / Source
Schott Music
LP Wergo ‎– WER 60085, 1980 (Recorded 1979) - Olive Fredricks (Ms.), Dieter Weller (Bar.), Danish National Radio Choir and Symphony Orchestra, Elgar Howarth (cond.)