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

The Ordeal of the Bier, Op. 40


Original / Hungarian title
Tetemrehívás, Op. 40
Foreign language / English title
The Ordeal of the Bier, Op. 40
Ballet in 1 act
Year of composition

Ballet / Choreographic work
26 May 1963, National Theater, Pécs, Hungary; Mecsek Dance Ensemble, Orchestra of the National Theater, Elemér Paulusz (cond.)
35 min

Movements, parts
One act

Commissioned by
Mecsek Dance Ensemble, Pécs
Publisher / Source
Legend Art Publishing
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Remarks, other info
Based on János Arany´s ballad of the same title