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

Fin de partie / Endgame


Original / Hungarian title
Fin de partie / A játszma vége
Foreign language / English title
Fin de partie / Endgame
Scènes et monologues, opéra en un acte / Scenes and monologues, opera in one act
"...á la mémoire de mon professeur Ferenc Farkas et de mon ami Tamás Blum, qui, dans ma jeunesse, m´ont appris l´essentiel sur l´opera"
Year of composition

B.Bar., Bar., Ms., T. buffo - picc., 2 fl., fl.a., fl.b., 2 ob.,, 2 cl. (anche cl. in Eb), cl.b., 2 fg., cfg. - 2 cor., 2 tr. (anche flic.), 2 trb., tuba - 4 timp., perc. (6 esec.: vibr., xil., tmb.picc.c.c., 3 bongo, 3 tom-tom, tambourine, gr.c., steel drum, 3 ptti.sosp., tam-tam, maracas, flex., raganella, 2 trg., frusta, 3 chinese gong, 2 gong, 2 camp., temple bl.) - cimb., arpa, cel., pnino, pf., 2 acc. - strings: 10 vl. 1, 8 vl. 2, 8 vlc., 6 cb. (I-III with 5 strings)
125 min

BECKETT, Samuel; KURTÁG, György;
French / English
Commissioned by
Teatro alla Scala
Premiere information
15 November 2018, Teatro alla Scala, Milano; Frode Olsen (Hamm), Leigh Melrose (Clov), Hilary Summers (Nell), Leonardo Cortellazzi (Nagg), Teatro alla Scala Orchestra, Markus Stenz (cond.), Production of Teatro alla Scala in co-production with Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam, directed by Pierre Audi

18 February 2016, Celebrations Concert for the 90th Birhtday of György Kurtág, Budapest Music Center, Budapest; Hilary Summers (A.), Arnaud Arbet (pf.) (Parts of the Opera)
Publisher / Source
Editio Musica Budapest, EMB 15097 (Hire material)
Available here!
Live boradcast of the premiere, RAI-Radio 3
Remarks, other info
Composed: 2010 - 2017
(Saint André de Cubrac: 2010 - 2015
BMC [Budapest Music Center]: 2015 - 2017)

" Based on the play "Fin de partie" by Samuel Beckett