György Ligeti (1923-2006)

Macabre Collage (1974 -1977)

from the opera Le Grand Macabre, for large orchestra, adaptation by Elgar Howarth in collaboration with Ligeti

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1974 - 1977
      Revision dates : 1991
    • Duration : 18 mn
    • Editor : Schott, nº ED 8156
Detailed formation
  • 3 flutes (also 2 piccolos), 3 oboes (also 1 oboe d'amore, 1 English horn), 3 clarinets (also 1 E-flat clarinet, 1 Eb clarinet, 1 bass clarinet), 3 bassoons (also 1 contrabassoon), alto saxophone, 4 horns, saxhorn, 4 trumpets, bass trumpet, 3 trombones, bass tuba, 3 percussionists, harp, piano (also electronic/MIDI keyboard/synthesizer), celesta (also harpsichord), electric organ, 3 violins, 2 violas, 6 cellos, 4 double basses

Creation information

  • Date : 16 May 1992
    Location :

    Italie, Florence, Teatro Communale, Mai musical florentin


    Performers :

    l'Orchestre du Mai musical florentin, direction : Elgar Howarth.