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György Ligeti

Le Grand Macabre (2CD)

Label: Wergo

Format: 2CD

Genre: Compositional

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€26.50
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*2022 stock* György Ligeti’s polymorphous music, a product of the 1960s, promises no familiar idiom even today. Ligeti himself described the bizarre and exaggerated music of Le Grand Macabre to be “far removed from the territory of Wagner, Strauss and Berg.”A sense of the absurd, the unpredictable, the totally irrational, not unlike the Dadaists who made their debut in Zurich back in 1916. Le Grand Macabre is often cited as a quintessential work of a Neo-Dada genre, one as bombastic as it is exuberant.

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Cat. number: WER 6170-2
Notes:
Recorded 16 October 1987 at Großer Konzerthaussaal, Vienna. A recording by the Austrian Broadcasting (ORF). 2 x CD set contains a 91 pages libretto both in German and English and a booklet with an introduction to the opera ('A Musical Mummery. Notes on György Ligeti's opera Le Grand Macabre').

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