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



Original / Hungarian title
Foreign language / English title
For ensemble (16 players)
for the 100th Anniversary of György Ligeti’s birth
Year of composition

Number of players
fl. (anche picc.), ob. (anche, cl. in A, cl.b. in B-flat, fg. - cor., tr. in B-flat, trb. - perc. (2 esec. - I: maracas, claves, metronome, xil., tmb.picc.s.c., cmpc., trg., coil spring; II: small maraca, metal tube maraca, 2 maracas, 3 camp., campli., 3 trg., tmb.picc.c.c., ptti., ptto. china, claves, cmpc., coil spring) - pf. - strings: vl. 1, vl. 2, vla., vlc., cb.
12 min

Movements, parts
One movement

Premiere information
28 May 2023, "LIGETI 100" Concert, Concert Hall, Budapest Music Center; Ligeti Ensemble, Gergely Vajda (cond.)
Publisher / Source
Schott Music GmbH & Co. KG, Mainz © 2022, 65119
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Remarks, other info
"My friendship with György Ligeti has a decades-long history. This piece, composed in a personal tone for Ligeti’s 100th birthday, portrays our shared memories in a naive and emotional manner, following its genre, the ″idyll″. As homage to Ligeti’s famous work for a hundred metronomes, the formal structure of this piece starts in tempo one hundred and evolves in various rhythm- and sound potentials provided by the hundred impulses. At the end of the composition, each of the 16 musicians in the ensemble takes farewell from one of the greatest composers of the 20th century in the form of a brief cadenza."
(Peter Eötvös – 2023)