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György Ligeti1923 - 2006

Catalogue of work

Our database comprises all published works by György Ligeti. Should you require more detailed information about the published works you may also visit the publishers' websites:


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Category Title CreatedDuration Instrumentation
Stage works
opera
Le Grand Macabre
Opera in four scenes
1974-1977/199602 00'49
Stage worksRondeau
One-man theatre for an actor and tape
197630'2
Soloist(s) and orchestra
with violin
Concerto
for violin and orchestra
1990-199228'24
Choir and orchestraRequiem
for soprano and mezzo soprano solo, two five-part choirs and orchestra
1963-1965/199727'74
Others
mechanical music
Poème Symphonique
for 100 metronomes
196225'2
Stage works
opera
Aventures & Nouvelles Aventures
Musical-dramatic play in 14 pictures
196623'10
Solo works
piano
Musica ricercata
for pianoforte
1951-195323'1
Solo works
piano
Études pour piano
Deuxième livre
1988-199423'1
Soloist(s) and orchestra
with piano
Concerto
for piano and orchestra
1985-198822'14-40
Chamber music 2-8 players
trio
Trio
for violin, horn (F/Bb) and piano
198222'3
Solo works
viola
Sonata
for viola solo
1991-199422'1
Ensemble/Chamber orchestra
ensemble
Chamber Concerto
for 13 instrumentalists
1969-197021'13
Chamber music 2-8 players
string quartet
String Quartet No. 2196821'4
Chamber music 2-8 players
string quartet
String Quartet No. 1
Métamorphoses nocturnes
1953-195421'4
Solo works
piano
Études pour piano
Premier livre
198520'1
Chamber music 2-8 players
two pianos
Monument · Selbstportrait · Bewegung
Three pieces for two pianos
197617'2
Solo works
accordion
Eight Pieces
from Musica ricercata
1951-1953/199417'1
Soloist(s) and orchestra
with cello
Concerto
for cello and orchestra
196616'15-40
Ensemble/chamber orchestra and solist(s)
with cello
Concerto
for cello and orchestra
196616'15-40
Solo works
organ
Volumina
for organ
1961-196216'1
Soloist(s) and orchestra
with two soloists
Double Concerto
for flute, oboe and orchestra
197215'35
Ensemble/chamber orchestra and solist(s)
Ensemble/chamber orchestra with horn
Hamburgisches Konzert
for solo horn and chamber orchestra (with two basset horns and four obligatory natural horns)
1998-1999/200215'20
Chamber music 2-8 players
wind quintet
Zehn Stücke für Bläserquintett196815'5
Vocal music
voice and instrumental ensemble
Síppal, dobbal, nádihegedüvel
based on poems by Sándor Weöres for mezzo soprano and 4 percussionists (Hung.)
200014'
OrchestraMelodien
for orchestra
197113'16-39
Choir and orchestraClocks and Clouds
for 12 voice female choir and orchestra
1972-197313'38
Ensemble/Chamber orchestra
wind ensemble
Sechs Miniaturen
for wind ensembles
1953/197513'10
Chamber music 2-8 players
wind quintet
Sechs Bagatellen
from Musica ricercata
195313'5
Chamber music 2-8 players
string quartet
Andante und Allegretto
for string quartet
195013'4
Chamber music 2-8 players
saxophone quartet
Sechs Bagatellen
from Musica ricercata
199713'4
Vocal music
vocal ensemble
Nonsense Madrigals
based on texts by William Brighty Rands and Lewis Carroll as well as an English translation of Slovenly Peter (Heinrich Hoffmann)
1988-199313'6
OrchestraConcert Românesc
for orchestra
195112'41
Chamber music 2-8 players
piano duet
Fünf Stücke
for piano, four-hands
1942-195112'2
Solo works
piano
Études pour piano
Troisième livre
1995-200112'1
Solo works
organ
Zwei Etüden für Orgel1967/196912'1
Vocal music
voice and instrumental ensemble
Nouvelles Aventures
for three singers and seven instrumentalists
1962-196512'10
OrchestraSan Francisco Polyphony
for orchestra
1973/197411'71
Orchestra
full orchestra
Lontano
for large orchestra
196711'77
Ensemble/Chamber orchestraRégi magyar társas táncok
based on works by János Bihari, János Lavotta, Antal Csermák and Márk Rózsavölgyi (18th century)
194911'7-17
Vocal music
choral works a cappella
Drei Phantasien
based on Friedrich Hölderlin
198211'
Vocal music
voice and instrumental ensemble
Aventures
for three singers and seven instrumentalists
196211'10
Vocal music
voice and piano
Öt Arany-dal
Five songs based on texts by János Arany for voice and piano
195211'2
Orchestra
full orchestra
Atmosphères
for large orchestra
196109'88
OrchestraApparitions
for orchestra
1958-195909'79
Soloist(s) and orchestra
with trumpet
Mysteries of the Macabre
Three arias from the opera Le Grand Macabre for solo trumpet in C and orchestra
1974-1977/199209'39
Ensemble/Chamber orchestra
string orchestra
Ramifications
for string orchestra or 12 solo strings
1968-196909'12-20
Ensemble/chamber orchestra and solist(s)
Ensemble/chamber orchestra with trumpet
Mysteries of the Macabre
Three arias from the opera Le Grand Macabre · Version for C trumpet arranged by Elgar Howarth
1974-1977/199109'16
Solo works
cello
Sonata
for violoncello solo
1948/195309'1
Vocal music
choral works a cappella
Lux Aeterna
for 16-part choir a capella
196609'
Ensemble/Chamber orchestra
chamber orchestra
Fragment
for chamber orchestra
196108'10
Vocal music
voice and instrumental ensemble
Mysteries of the Macabre
Three arias from the opera Le Grand Macabre · Version for coloratura soprano and ensemble arranged by Elgar Howarth
1974-77/199208'16
Vocal music
voice and piano
Mysteries of the Macabre
Three arias from the opera Le Grand Macabre for coloratura soprano and piano
1974-1977/198808'2
Vocal music
voice and orchestra
Mysteries of the Macabre
Three arias from the opera Le Grand Macabre for coloratura soprano and orchestra
1974-1977/199208'40
Electronic musicGlissandi
realised at the broadcasting studio for electronic music of the West-German Radio (WDR) Cologne
195707'32''1
Vocal music
voice and piano
Három Weöres-dal
Three songs based on texts by Sándor Weöres for voice and piano
1946-194706'2
Vocal music
choral works a cappella
Magyar Etüdök
based on texts by Sándor Weöres
198306'
Vocal music
choral works a cappella
Hortobágy
Three Hungarian folk songs for four part choir a capella (Hung.)
195205'30''
Solo works
harpsichord
Passacaglia ungherese
for harpsichord
197805'1
Solo works
piano
Capriccio Nr. 1 / Invention / Capriccio Nr. 2
for piano
1947-194805'1
Solo works
harpsichord
Hungarian Rock
Chaconne for harpsichord
197805'1
Vocal music
choral works a cappella
Mátraszentimrei Dalok
based on Hungarian folk songs for two and three part children's or female choir a capella
195505'
Vocal music
choral works a cappella
Haj, ifjúság!
Two pieces of Hungarian folk poetry for four part choir a capella
195205'
Vocal music
voice and piano
Négy lakodalmi tánc
adapted from Hungarian folk songs for three voices or female choir and piano
195005'2
Ensemble/Chamber orchestra
ensemble
Arc-en-ciel
Étude 5 from Études pour piano, Premier livre
1985 /201204'20
Solo works
organ
Ricercare
for organ
195304'1
Solo works
harpsichord
Continuum
for harpsichord
196804'1
Vocal music
choral works a cappella
Inaktelki nóták
Three Hungarian folk songs for two part mixed choir a capella (Hung.)
195304'
Vocal music
choral works a cappella
Igeden földön
based on texts by Bálint Balassa and folk poetry
1945/194604'
Vocal music
choral works a cappella
Éjszaka · Reggel
Two a cappella choirs based on poems by Sándor Weöres for 5 to 8 voiced mixed choir
195504'
Electronic musicArtikulation
realised at the broadcasting studio for electronic music at the West-German Radio (WDR) Cologne
195803'47''1
Vocal music
choral works a cappella
Pápainé
Hungarian folk ballad for four part choir a cappella
195303'30''
Ensemble/Chamber orchestra
chamber orchestra
Baladă şi joc
based on Romanian folk songs for school orchestra
1949-195003'6
Chamber music 2-8 players
duo
Baladă şi joc
based on Romanian folk songs for two violins
195003'2
Vocal music
choral works a cappella
Húsvét
based on an Hungarian folk song Ma van húsvét napja for two three part and one part women's or children's choir a capella (Hung.)
194603'
Vocal music
choral works a cappella
Két kánon1947/195203'
Vocal music
voice and piano
Der Sommer
based on Friedrich Hölderlin for voice and piano
198903'2
Vocal music
choral works a cappella
Kállai kettős
Two adapted Hungarian folk songs for four part choir a capella (Hung.)
195003'
Vocal music
choral works a cappella
Magány
based on a text by Sándor Weöres
194602'30''
Vocal music
choral works a cappella
Bujdosó
based on a Hungarian folk song Fölkelt már a csillag (The star has already risen) for three voice choir
194602'30''
Ensemble/Chamber orchestra
ensemble
En suspens
Étude 11 from Études pour piano, Deuxième livre
1988 /201202'15''17
Electronic musicPièce Electronique Nr. 3
realised by the Institut voor Sonologie, Koninklijk Conservatorium, Den Haag, by Kees Tazelaar and Johan van Kreij
1957-1958/199602'05''1
Vocal music
choral works a cappella
Bethlehemi Királyok
Text by Attila József (Hung.; Engl.: Desmond Clayton)
194602'
Vocal music
choral works a cappella
Magos kősziklának
Adaptation of an Hungarian folk song for three part choir a capella (Hung.)
194602'
Chamber music 2-8 players
duo
Hommage à Hilding Rosenberg
for violin and violoncello
198201'2
Solo works
piano
Trois Bagatelles
for piano
196101'1
Vocal music
choral works a cappella
Lakodalmas
Adaptation of an Hungarian folk song for four part choir (Hung.)
195001'