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Le Grand Macabre

They proclaim their innocence, but Mescalina accuses them of all kinds of atrocities, and they sling mud back at her. Go-go is ordered to go “under the bed, quick! Calming chords and low string harmonics are macanre by prominent harmonicasetting the scene for the post-cataclysmic landscape. The lovers emerge from the tomb, boasting about what good they did.

Le Grand Macabre Libretto

Versions exist for soprano or for trumpet, accompanied by orchestra, reduced instrumental ensemble, or piano Anon. In cooperation with Oslo’s Ultima contemporary music festival. Ligeti himself narrowly escaped deportation to Russia.

Astramadors, dressed in dragunenthusiastically begs for more. We could view Nekrotzar as an illness that believes itself to be fatal, but turns out to be harmless. The characters of Le Grand Macabre, seeing the end approach, behave in an increasingly absurd way, with all the pathos of a hypochondriac who thinks he is close to death.


They do so, but force Go-go to mount a giant rocking horse for his “riding lesson. Ruffiack, Schobiack and Schabernack appear, intent on killing Go-Go.

By the way, can you see the planets? So will ENO fare any better this time around?

The lovers, confused, discover Piet and become enraged, believing he is spying on them. In the opera, however, he does not forge a new musical language.

Nekrotzar appears with Piet and proclaims the end of the world. These aides-memoires recalled the pleasure he had experienced as an impressionable seven-year-old, accompanying a teenage cousin whose mother paid for their tickets to the opera in Cluj.

Le Grand Macabre

Gepopo, Chief of the Secret Police, comes to warn Go-Go that an angry mob is on its way to the palace. Instrumentalisten aus dem Orchestergraben occupation: In contrast, what Ligeti was doing in Le Grand Macabre was composing an “anti-anti-opera”, as his biographer Richard Steinitz says. Chamber Music and Ensembles. Piet and Astradamors, who have been looking for an excuse to drink, ask the prince of death to eat Go-go’s feast with them, a “right royal-looking restaurant.

Shapely and attractive figure One of them — Chopin — is even named in the subtitle of the second movement, and parodied in the music. Death is a rare privilege of the body, not of the kibretto.

They perform a stylized lovemaking, as Venus screeches her approval and Piet and Astradamors libretto their commentary. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Yet if you rewind to the mids, when the opera was first commissioned by Royal Swedish Opera, the question is why Ligeti would want to write an opera at all.


Le Grand Macabre – Wikipedia

Something cruel and frightening By Richard Steinitz Since its premiere in Stockholm inLe Grand Macabre has had twenty-five different productions in Europe and Scandinavia, plus one in America, and been staged by thirty-five opera companies. Although he enters the ducal palace with great pomp to proclaim his apocalyptic threats with supreme confidence, he becomes caught up in the maelstrom of the all too worldly goings-on of the people of Breugelland and, with the aid of the court astrologer and his drinking partner Piet vom Fass, becomes so inebriated […] that his loftily declaimed proclamation on the imminent end of the world falls totally flat.

Instrumentalisten aus dem Orchestergraben.

Head of my Secret Service 5. How Ligeti would have treated it we can only speculate. We use Cookies on our website in order to improve services.