György Ligeti (1923-2006)

Clocks and Clouds (1972 -1973)

for twelve female voices and orchestra

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1972 - 1973
    • Duration : 14 mn
    • Publisher : Schott, nº ED8204
Detailed formation
  • ensemble of vocal soloists(4 solo soprano, 4 solo mezzo-soprano, 4 solo contralto)
  • 5 flutes (also 1 alto flute, 2 piccolos), 3 oboes, 5 clarinets (also 1 bass clarinet), 4 bassoons (also 1 contrabassoon), 2 trumpets, glockenspiel, vibraphone, 2 harp, celesta, 4 violas, 6 cellos, 4 double basses

Premiere information

  • Date : 15 October 1973
    Location :

    Autriche, Graz, Festival Musikprotokoll


    Performers :

    le Chœur et l'Orchestre de la radio autrichienne ORF, direction : Friedrich Cerha, chef des chœurs : Gottfried Preinfalk.