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Mysteries of the Macabre

Mysteries of the Macabre

Drei Arien aus der Oper "Le Grand Macabre"

für Koloratursopran oder Solo-Trompete und Orchester


  • Instrumentation: Koloratursoprano or solo-trumpet and orchestra
  • Edition: performance material, Orchesterfassung
  • Language: English - German

 
Description
I composed my opera Le Grand Macabre from 1974 to 1997. The Mysteries of the Macabre are arrangements of three coloratura arias of the chief of the “Secret Political Police” which have been arranged (beautifully!) for chamber ensemble by Elgar Howarth. My friend Howarth had conducted the world premiere of the opera in Stockholm in 1978 and some of the further productions. The half-nonsense text is an immediate – however more accurate – continuation of the idea of my works Aventures and Nouvelles Aventures, but there is no chromatics in the music any more.
Details
Performance duration: 9'0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Uraufführung : 20. Januar 1994 Paris, Radio France (F) Festival "Présences" 1994 · Philippe Lisler, trumpet; Sonja Pascale, soprano · Dirigent: Oswald Sallaberger · Orchestre National de France (Uraufführung beider Besetzungsmöglichkeiten in einem Konzert)
Year of composition: 1974-1977, rev. 1992
instrumentation: Picc. · 1 · 3 (3. auch Engl. Hr.) · 2 (2. auch Bassklar.) · 2 (2. auch Kfg.) - 4 · 2 · 0 · Kb.-Pos. · Kb.-Tb. - P. S. (Trgl. · Crot. · 2 Beckenpaare · hg. Beck. · Tamt. · Tomt. · Cong. · Tamb. · Rührtr. · kl. Tr. · gr. Tr. · Mar. · 4 Bong. · Kast. · Ratsche · Guero · Woodbl. · 4 Tempelbl. · Trillerpf. · Signalpf. · Lotosfl. · Glsp. · Xyl. · Sandpapier · gr. Bogen Papier, der laut zerknittert werden kann) (2 Spieler) - Mand. · Hfe. · Cel. (auch Cemb.) · Klav. (auch E-Org.) - Str. (3 · 0 · 2 · 6 · 4)
Performances
Conductor: Joseph Bastian
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester Heidelberg
2020-02-20 | Heidelberg (Germany), Universität, Neue Aula — 20:00
Conductor: Joseph Bastian
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester Heidelberg
2020-02-19 | Heidelberg (Germany), Universität, Neue Aula — 20:00
Orchestra: Ensemble Resonanz
2020-01-29 | Hamburg (Germany), Elbphilharmonie, Kleiner Saal
Orchestra: Ensemble Resonanz
2020-01-28 | Hamburg (Germany), Elbphilharmonie, Kleiner Saal
Conductor: Anthony Hermus
Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
2019-11-28 | Glasgow (United Kingdom), Glasgow City Halls
Conductor: Paval Snajder
Orchestra: Malta Philharmonic Orchestra
2019-07-04 | Valleta (Malta), Fort St. Elmo
Conductor: Edward Gardner
Orchestra: Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester
2019-06-05 | Bergen (Germany), Grieghallen — 18:00
Conductor: Gregor Mayrhofer
Orchestra: Slovenska filharmonija (Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra)
2019-02-02 | Ljubljana (Slovenia), Filharmonija — 19:00
Conductor: Jukka Iisakkila
Orchestra: The Guards Band
2019-01-23 | Helsinki (Finland), Temppeliaukio Church
Conductor: Charles Olivieri-Munroe
Orchestra: Orkiestra Filharmonii Krakowskiej
2018-12-31 | Kraków (Poland), Filharmonia — 18:00
Conductor: Antony Hermus
Orchestra: Noord Nederlands Orkest
2017-10-21 | Drachten (Netherlands), De Lawei — 20:00
Conductor: Antony Hermus
Orchestra: Noord Nederlands Orkest
2017-10-20 | Groningen (Netherlands), De Oosterpoort — 20:15
Conductor: Antony Hermus
Orchestra: Noord Nederlands Orkest
2017-10-18 | Groningen (Netherlands), De Oosterpoort — 12:00 - public rehearsal
Conductor: Zhang Chengjie
Orchestra: Shanghai Symphony Orchestra
2017-09-19 | Shanghai (China, People's Republic), Concert Hall
Conductor: Antony Hermus
Orchestra: Noord Nederlands Orkest
2017-08-20 | Biddinghuizen (Netherlands), Lowlands Festival — 14:00
Conductor: Michael Konstantin
Orchestra: Bad Reichenhaller Philharmonie
2017-07-27 | Bad Reichenhall (Germany), Konzertrotunde im königlichen Kurgarten — 19:30
Conductor: Joshua Hong
Orchestra: Occasional Symphony
2017-02-11 | Baltimore, MD (United States of America), Ideal Arts Space
Conductor: Taeyoung Park
Orchestra: Changwon Philharmonic Orchestra
2017-01-13 | Changwon (South Korea), Sungsan Art Hall
Conductor: Eduardo Leandro
Orchestra: Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra
2016-10-29 | Stony Brook, NY (United States of America), Staller Center
Conductor: Oliver Weder
Orchestra: Thüringer Symphoniker Saalfeld-Rudolstadt
2016-10-22 | Saalfeld (Germany), Meininger Hof — 19:30
Conductor: Oliver Weder
Orchestra: Thüringer Symphoniker Saalfeld-Rudolstadt
2016-10-21 | Saalfeld (Germany), Meininger Hof — 19:30
Conductor: Alan Gilbert
Orchestra: New York Philharmonic
2016-10-08 | New York, NY (United States of America), David Geffen Hall
Conductor: Alan Gilbert
Orchestra: New York Philharmonic
2016-10-07 | New York, NY (United States of America), David Geffen Hall
Conductor: Alan Gilbert
Orchestra: New York Philharmonic
2016-10-06 | New York, NY (United States of America), David Geffen Hall
Conductor: Alan Gilbert
Orchestra: New York Philharmonic
2016-10-05 | New York, NY (United States of America), David Geffen Hall
Conductor: Jacek Kaspszyk
Orchestra: Orkiestra Filharmonii Narodowej
2016-09-16 | Warsaw (Poland), Filharmonia Narodowa
Conductor: Philippe Bach
Orchestra: Meininger Hofkapelle
2016-09-15 | Meiningen (Germany), Theater — 19:30
Conductor: Javier Castro Villamor
Orchestra: Orquesta Sinfonica de Burgos
2016-05-22 | Burgos (Spain), Sala de Congresos del Forum Evolucion
Conductor: Geoffrey Larson
Orchestra: Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra
2016-05-21 | Seattle, WA (United States of America), First Free Methodist Church
Conductor: Glenn Price
Orchestra: University of Cincinnati
2016-04-17 | Cincinnati, OH (United States of America), CCM, Werner Recital Hall
Conductor: Luigi Gaggero
Orchestra: Ukho Ensemble Kyiv
2016-02-13 | Kiev (Ukraine), Dovzhenko National Center
Conductor: Vajda Gergely
Orchestra: Óbudai Danubia Zenekar
2015-10-20 | Budapest (Hungary), Zeneakadémia — 19:30
Conductor: Gilles Milliere
Orchestra: Orchestre symphonique de l'Aube
2015-10-11 | Troyes (France), Auditorium — 10:30
Conductor: Gilles Milliere
Orchestra: Orchestre symphonique de l'Aube
2015-10-11 | Nogent-sur-Seine (France) — 15:30
Conductor: Gilles Milliere
Orchestra: Orchestre symphonique de l'Aube
2015-10-10 | Troyes (France), Auditorium — 18:00
Conductor: Gilles Milliere
Orchestra: Orchestre symphonique de l'Aube
2015-10-09 | Bar-sur-Aube (France) — 20:30
Conductor: Stefan Karpe
Orchestra: Akademiska Kapellet Uppsala Universitet
2015-09-09 | Uppsala (Sweden), SCAS
Conductor: Stefan Karpe
Orchestra: Akademiska Kapellet Uppsala Universitet
2015-05-03 | Hällefors (Sweden), Hällefors kyrka
Conductor: Thomas Rimul
Orchestra: Det Norske Blåseensemble
2015-03-04 | Halden (Norway), Brygga kultursal — 12:30
Conductor: Peter Szilvay
Orchestra: Trondheim Symfoniorkester
2014-11-06 | Trondheim (Norway), Olavshallen — 19:30
Conductor: Sooyeoul Choi
Orchestra: Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra
2014-05-31 | Seoul (South Korea), Hoam Concert Hall
Conductor: Gregory Vajda
Orchestra: Savaria Szimfonikus Zenekar
2013-07-12 | Szombathely (Hungary), Bartók Terem — 20:00
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Orchestra: Philadelphia Orchestra
2013-05-19 | Philadelphia, PA (United States of America), Kimmel Centre — 14:00
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Orchestra: Philadelphia Orchestra
2013-05-18 | Philadelphia, PA (United States of America), Kimmel Centre — 20:00
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Orchestra: Philadelphia Orchestra
2013-05-17 | New York, NY (United States of America), Carnegie Hall — 20:00
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Orchestra: Philadelphia Orchestra
2013-05-16 | Philadelphia, PA (United States of America), Kimmel Centre — 20:00
Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle
Orchestra: Philadelphia Orchestra
2013-03-17 | New York, NY (United States of America), Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage; Carnegie Hall
Conductor: Kenneth Young
Orchestra: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
2012-11-04 | Hobart, Tasmania (Australia), Museum of Old and New Art
Conductor: Kenneth Young
Orchestra: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
2012-11-03 | Hobart, Tasmania (Australia), Museum of Old and New Art — 12:00
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Orchestra: Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
2012-11-02 | München (Germany), Herkulessaal der Residenz
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Orchestra: Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
2012-11-01 | München (Germany), Herkulessaal der Residenz
Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Orchestra: WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
2012-01-20 | Köln (Germany), Philharmonie — 20.00 h
Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Orchestra: WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
2012-01-19 | Köln (Germany), Philharmonie — 19.00 h
Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
Orchestra: New World Symphony
2012-01-14 | Miami Beach, FL (United States of America), New World Center
Conductor: Barbara Hannigan
Orchestra: UMZE Chamber Ensemble
2011-05-23 | Budapest (Hungary), Palace of Arts Béla Bartók National Concert Hall — 19.00 h
Conductor: Ajtony Csaba
Orchestra: Mitteleuropäisches Kammerorchester
2010-05-18 | Wien (Austria), Arnold Schönberg Center, Palais Fanto
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic
2008-10-02 | Los Angeles, CA (United States of America), Walt Disney Concert Hall — 19.00 h - Opening Night Gala
Conductor: Hakan Harlenberger
2008-06-01 | Banff, AL (Canada), Banff Centre
Conductor: Sakari Oramo
Orchestra: YLE Radion sinfoniaorkesteri
2007-05-15 | Praha (Czech Republic), Municipal House, Smetana Hall — 20.00 h
Conductor: Sakari Oramo
Orchestra: YLE Radion sinfoniaorkesteri
2007-03-21 | Helsinki (Finland), Finlandia-talo — 19.00 h
Conductor: Mikhail Agrest
Orchestra: Malmö SymfoniOrkester
2006-12-31 | Malmö (Sweden), Konserthus — 14.00 h
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Solonen
Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra
1998-05-20 | London (United Kingdom), Royal Festival Hall
Conductor: Oswald Sallaberger
Orchestra: Orchestre National de France
1994-01-20 | Paris (France), Radio France | World Premiere
Audio Stream
I composed my opera Le Grand Macabre from 1974 to 1997. The Mysteries of the Macabre are arrangements of three coloratura arias of the chief of the “Secret Political Police” which have been arranged (beautifully!) for chamber ensemble by Elgar Howarth. My friend Howarth had conducted the world premiere of the opera in Stockholm in 1978 and some of the further productions. The half-nonsense text is an immediate – however more accurate – continuation of the idea of my works Aventures and Nouvelles Aventures, but there is no chromatics in the music any more.
Performance duration: 9'0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Uraufführung : 20. Januar 1994 Paris, Radio France (F) Festival "Présences" 1994 · Philippe Lisler, trumpet; Sonja Pascale, soprano · Dirigent: Oswald Sallaberger · Orchestre National de France (Uraufführung beider Besetzungsmöglichkeiten in einem Konzert)
Year of composition: 1974-1977, rev. 1992
instrumentation: Picc. · 1 · 3 (3. auch Engl. Hr.) · 2 (2. auch Bassklar.) · 2 (2. auch Kfg.) - 4 · 2 · 0 · Kb.-Pos. · Kb.-Tb. - P. S. (Trgl. · Crot. · 2 Beckenpaare · hg. Beck. · Tamt. · Tomt. · Cong. · Tamb. · Rührtr. · kl. Tr. · gr. Tr. · Mar. · 4 Bong. · Kast. · Ratsche · Guero · Woodbl. · 4 Tempelbl. · Trillerpf. · Signalpf. · Lotosfl. · Glsp. · Xyl. · Sandpapier · gr. Bogen Papier, der laut zerknittert werden kann) (2 Spieler) - Mand. · Hfe. · Cel. (auch Cemb.) · Klav. (auch E-Org.) - Str. (3 · 0 · 2 · 6 · 4)
Conductor: Joseph Bastian
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester Heidelberg
2020-02-20 | Heidelberg (Germany), Universität, Neue Aula — 20:00
Conductor: Joseph Bastian
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester Heidelberg
2020-02-19 | Heidelberg (Germany), Universität, Neue Aula — 20:00
Orchestra: Ensemble Resonanz
2020-01-29 | Hamburg (Germany), Elbphilharmonie, Kleiner Saal
Orchestra: Ensemble Resonanz
2020-01-28 | Hamburg (Germany), Elbphilharmonie, Kleiner Saal
Conductor: Anthony Hermus
Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
2019-11-28 | Glasgow (United Kingdom), Glasgow City Halls
Conductor: Paval Snajder
Orchestra: Malta Philharmonic Orchestra
2019-07-04 | Valleta (Malta), Fort St. Elmo
Conductor: Edward Gardner
Orchestra: Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester
2019-06-05 | Bergen (Germany), Grieghallen — 18:00
Conductor: Gregor Mayrhofer
Orchestra: Slovenska filharmonija (Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra)
2019-02-02 | Ljubljana (Slovenia), Filharmonija — 19:00
Conductor: Jukka Iisakkila
Orchestra: The Guards Band
2019-01-23 | Helsinki (Finland), Temppeliaukio Church
Conductor: Charles Olivieri-Munroe
Orchestra: Orkiestra Filharmonii Krakowskiej
2018-12-31 | Kraków (Poland), Filharmonia — 18:00
Conductor: Antony Hermus
Orchestra: Noord Nederlands Orkest
2017-10-21 | Drachten (Netherlands), De Lawei — 20:00
Conductor: Antony Hermus
Orchestra: Noord Nederlands Orkest
2017-10-20 | Groningen (Netherlands), De Oosterpoort — 20:15
Conductor: Antony Hermus
Orchestra: Noord Nederlands Orkest
2017-10-18 | Groningen (Netherlands), De Oosterpoort — 12:00 - public rehearsal
Conductor: Zhang Chengjie
Orchestra: Shanghai Symphony Orchestra
2017-09-19 | Shanghai (China, People's Republic), Concert Hall
Conductor: Antony Hermus
Orchestra: Noord Nederlands Orkest
2017-08-20 | Biddinghuizen (Netherlands), Lowlands Festival — 14:00
Conductor: Michael Konstantin
Orchestra: Bad Reichenhaller Philharmonie
2017-07-27 | Bad Reichenhall (Germany), Konzertrotunde im königlichen Kurgarten — 19:30
Conductor: Joshua Hong
Orchestra: Occasional Symphony
2017-02-11 | Baltimore, MD (United States of America), Ideal Arts Space
Conductor: Taeyoung Park
Orchestra: Changwon Philharmonic Orchestra
2017-01-13 | Changwon (South Korea), Sungsan Art Hall
Conductor: Eduardo Leandro
Orchestra: Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra
2016-10-29 | Stony Brook, NY (United States of America), Staller Center
Conductor: Oliver Weder
Orchestra: Thüringer Symphoniker Saalfeld-Rudolstadt
2016-10-22 | Saalfeld (Germany), Meininger Hof — 19:30
Conductor: Oliver Weder
Orchestra: Thüringer Symphoniker Saalfeld-Rudolstadt
2016-10-21 | Saalfeld (Germany), Meininger Hof — 19:30
Conductor: Alan Gilbert
Orchestra: New York Philharmonic
2016-10-08 | New York, NY (United States of America), David Geffen Hall
Conductor: Alan Gilbert
Orchestra: New York Philharmonic
2016-10-07 | New York, NY (United States of America), David Geffen Hall
Conductor: Alan Gilbert
Orchestra: New York Philharmonic
2016-10-06 | New York, NY (United States of America), David Geffen Hall
Conductor: Alan Gilbert
Orchestra: New York Philharmonic
2016-10-05 | New York, NY (United States of America), David Geffen Hall
Conductor: Jacek Kaspszyk
Orchestra: Orkiestra Filharmonii Narodowej
2016-09-16 | Warsaw (Poland), Filharmonia Narodowa
Conductor: Philippe Bach
Orchestra: Meininger Hofkapelle
2016-09-15 | Meiningen (Germany), Theater — 19:30
Conductor: Javier Castro Villamor
Orchestra: Orquesta Sinfonica de Burgos
2016-05-22 | Burgos (Spain), Sala de Congresos del Forum Evolucion
Conductor: Geoffrey Larson
Orchestra: Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra
2016-05-21 | Seattle, WA (United States of America), First Free Methodist Church
Conductor: Glenn Price
Orchestra: University of Cincinnati
2016-04-17 | Cincinnati, OH (United States of America), CCM, Werner Recital Hall
Conductor: Luigi Gaggero
Orchestra: Ukho Ensemble Kyiv
2016-02-13 | Kiev (Ukraine), Dovzhenko National Center
Conductor: Vajda Gergely
Orchestra: Óbudai Danubia Zenekar
2015-10-20 | Budapest (Hungary), Zeneakadémia — 19:30
Conductor: Gilles Milliere
Orchestra: Orchestre symphonique de l'Aube
2015-10-11 | Troyes (France), Auditorium — 10:30
Conductor: Gilles Milliere
Orchestra: Orchestre symphonique de l'Aube
2015-10-11 | Nogent-sur-Seine (France) — 15:30
Conductor: Gilles Milliere
Orchestra: Orchestre symphonique de l'Aube
2015-10-10 | Troyes (France), Auditorium — 18:00
Conductor: Gilles Milliere
Orchestra: Orchestre symphonique de l'Aube
2015-10-09 | Bar-sur-Aube (France) — 20:30
Conductor: Stefan Karpe
Orchestra: Akademiska Kapellet Uppsala Universitet
2015-09-09 | Uppsala (Sweden), SCAS
Conductor: Stefan Karpe
Orchestra: Akademiska Kapellet Uppsala Universitet
2015-05-03 | Hällefors (Sweden), Hällefors kyrka
Conductor: Thomas Rimul
Orchestra: Det Norske Blåseensemble
2015-03-04 | Halden (Norway), Brygga kultursal — 12:30
Conductor: Peter Szilvay
Orchestra: Trondheim Symfoniorkester
2014-11-06 | Trondheim (Norway), Olavshallen — 19:30
Conductor: Sooyeoul Choi
Orchestra: Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra
2014-05-31 | Seoul (South Korea), Hoam Concert Hall
Conductor: Gregory Vajda
Orchestra: Savaria Szimfonikus Zenekar
2013-07-12 | Szombathely (Hungary), Bartók Terem — 20:00
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Orchestra: Philadelphia Orchestra
2013-05-19 | Philadelphia, PA (United States of America), Kimmel Centre — 14:00
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Orchestra: Philadelphia Orchestra
2013-05-18 | Philadelphia, PA (United States of America), Kimmel Centre — 20:00
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Orchestra: Philadelphia Orchestra
2013-05-17 | New York, NY (United States of America), Carnegie Hall — 20:00
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Orchestra: Philadelphia Orchestra
2013-05-16 | Philadelphia, PA (United States of America), Kimmel Centre — 20:00
Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle
Orchestra: Philadelphia Orchestra
2013-03-17 | New York, NY (United States of America), Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage; Carnegie Hall
Conductor: Kenneth Young
Orchestra: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
2012-11-04 | Hobart, Tasmania (Australia), Museum of Old and New Art
Conductor: Kenneth Young
Orchestra: Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
2012-11-03 | Hobart, Tasmania (Australia), Museum of Old and New Art — 12:00
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Orchestra: Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
2012-11-02 | München (Germany), Herkulessaal der Residenz
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Orchestra: Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
2012-11-01 | München (Germany), Herkulessaal der Residenz
Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Orchestra: WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
2012-01-20 | Köln (Germany), Philharmonie — 20.00 h
Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Orchestra: WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
2012-01-19 | Köln (Germany), Philharmonie — 19.00 h
Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
Orchestra: New World Symphony
2012-01-14 | Miami Beach, FL (United States of America), New World Center
Conductor: Barbara Hannigan
Orchestra: UMZE Chamber Ensemble
2011-05-23 | Budapest (Hungary), Palace of Arts Béla Bartók National Concert Hall — 19.00 h
Conductor: Ajtony Csaba
Orchestra: Mitteleuropäisches Kammerorchester
2010-05-18 | Wien (Austria), Arnold Schönberg Center, Palais Fanto
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic
2008-10-02 | Los Angeles, CA (United States of America), Walt Disney Concert Hall — 19.00 h - Opening Night Gala
Conductor: Hakan Harlenberger
2008-06-01 | Banff, AL (Canada), Banff Centre
Conductor: Sakari Oramo
Orchestra: YLE Radion sinfoniaorkesteri
2007-05-15 | Praha (Czech Republic), Municipal House, Smetana Hall — 20.00 h
Conductor: Sakari Oramo
Orchestra: YLE Radion sinfoniaorkesteri
2007-03-21 | Helsinki (Finland), Finlandia-talo — 19.00 h
Conductor: Mikhail Agrest
Orchestra: Malmö SymfoniOrkester
2006-12-31 | Malmö (Sweden), Konserthus — 14.00 h
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Solonen
Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra
1998-05-20 | London (United Kingdom), Royal Festival Hall
Conductor: Oswald Sallaberger
Orchestra: Orchestre National de France
1994-01-20 | Paris (France), Radio France | World Premiere
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