Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Le Grand Macabre: Car Horn Prelude
György Ligeti 0:56
2 Le Grand Macabre: Scene I. "Dies irae" (Piet, Amanda, Amando, Nekrotzar)
György Ligeti 6:23
3 Le Grand Macabre: Scene I. "Away, you swagpot!" (Nekrotzar, Piet)
György Ligeti 2:26
4 Le Grand Macabre: Scene I. "Shut up!" (Nekrotzar, Piet, Chorus)
György Ligeti 4:14
5 Le Grand Macabre: Scene I. "Oh..! - Amanda! Can do no more!" (Amanda, Amando, Piet)
György Ligeti 0:42
6 Le Grand Macabre: Scene I. "Ha-ha-ha-ha! Give me my requisites" (Nekrotzar, Piet, Chorus)
György Ligeti 3:04
7 Le Grand Macabre: Scene I. "Melting snow is thy breast" (Amando, Amanda)
György Ligeti 2:36
8 Le Grand Macabre: Second Car Horn Prelude
György Ligeti 0:41
9 Le Grand Macabre: Scene II. "One! Two! Three! Five!" (Mescalina, Astradamors)
György Ligeti 7:54
10 Le Grand Macabre: Scene II. "Shapely and attractive figure" (Mescalina, Astradamors)
György Ligeti 3:20
11 Le Grand Macabre: Scene II. "Venus! Venus!" (Mescalina, Astradamors)
György Ligeti 1:33
12 Le Grand Macabre: Scene II. "Stop! - Sh!.. Quiet, for heaven's sake!" (Astradamors, Nekrotzar, Piet, Mescalina, Venus, Chorus)
György Ligeti 3:31
13 Le Grand Macabre: Scene II. "Who's there? A man? - A man!" (Mescalina, Nekrotzar, Venus, Piet, Astradamors)
György Ligeti 2:24
14 Le Grand Macabre: Scene II. "Fire and death I bring" (Nekrotzar, Piet, Astradamors)
György Ligeti 3:28
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Le Grand Macabre: Doorbell Prelude
György Ligeti 0:54
2 Le Grand Macabre: Scene III. "Arse-licker, arse-kisser!" (White Minister, Black Minister, Prince Go-Go)
György Ligeti 3:35
3 Le Grand Macabre: Scene III. "Posture exercises!" (Black Minister, White Minister, Prince Go-Go)
György Ligeti 2:28
4 Le Grand Macabre: Scene III. "Tsk... - Psssst! - Ha! Head of my secret service!" (Chorus, Gepopo, Prince Go-Go, White Minister, Black Minister)
György Ligeti 6:22
5 Le Grand Macabre: Scene III. "Ahh!.. Secret cypher!" (Gepopo, Prince Go-Go, White Minister, Black Minister)
György Ligeti 5:37
6 Le Grand Macabre: Scene III. "Hurray, hurray! My wife is dead" (Astradamors, Prince Go-Go, Chorus)
György Ligeti 2:00
7 Le Grand Macabre: Scene III. Nekrotzar's entrance
György Ligeti 3:19
8 Le Grand Macabre: Scene III. "Woe! Ooh! - For the day of wrath" (Nekrotzar, Astradamors, Chorus)
György Ligeti 3:17
9 Le Grand Macabre: Scene III. "There's no need to fear" (Astradamors, Piet, Nektrotzar)
György Ligeti 3:03
10 Le Grand Macabre: Scene III. "Up! - Drink! - Up!" (Nekrotzar, Piet, Astradamors)
György Ligeti 1:28
11 Le Grand Macabre: Scene III. "Hmm! It's delicious!" (Nekrotzar, Piet, Astradamors, Prince Go-Go)
György Ligeti 4:46
12 Le Grand Macabre: Scene III. "Where am I? What time is it?" (Nekrotzar, Piet, Prince Go-Go, Astradamors, Chorus)
György Ligeti 5:47
13 Le Grand Macabre: Interlude
György Ligeti 1:34
14 Le Grand Macabre: Scene IV. "Ghost Astradamors, are you dead?" (Piet, Astradamors, Prince Go-Go, Ruffiack, Schobiack, Schabernack, Nektrotzar, Mescalina, White Minister, Black Minister)
György Ligeti 3:39
15 Le Grand Macabre: Scene IV. Nekrotzar's Death
György Ligeti 6:17
16 Le Grand Macabre: Scene IV. "Ah, it was good" (Amando, Amando, all without Nekrotzar)
György Ligeti 5:07

Credits

CD 1

additional composer:
György Ligeti (contemporary classical composer) (1996) (tracks 1–14)
bass vocals:
Frode Olsen (1998-02-05 – 1998-02-13) (tracks 9–14)
bass-baritone vocals:
Willard White (1998-02-05 – 1998-02-13) (tracks 2–4, 6, 12–14)
choir vocals:
London Voices (1998-02-05 – 1998-02-13) (tracks 4, 6, 12)
composer:
György Ligeti (contemporary classical composer) (1974 – 1977) (tracks 1–14)
conductor:
Esa‐Pekka Salonen (1998-02-05 – 1998-02-13) (tracks 1–14)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Charlotte Hellekant (1998-02-05 – 1998-02-13) (tracks 2, 5, 7)
Jard van Nes (1998-02-05 – 1998-02-13) (tracks 9–13)
orchestra:
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra aka New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (1998-02-05 – 1998-02-13) (tracks 1–14)
soprano vocals:
Laura Claycomb (1995-02-05 – 1998-02-13) (tracks 2, 5)
Laura Claycomb (1998-02-05 – 1998-02-13) (track 7)
Sibylle Ehlert (1998-02-05 – 1998-02-13) (tracks 12–13)
tenor vocals:
Graham Clark (tenor) (1998-02-05 – 1998-02-13) (tracks 2–6, 12–14)
live recording of:
Le Grand Macabre: Car Horn Prelude (1998-02-05 – 1998-02-13) (track 1)
Le Grand Macabre: Second Car Horn Prelude (1998-02-05 – 1998-02-13) (track 8)
part of:
Le Grand Macabre (1997 English version) (tracks 1–14)

CD 2

additional composer:
György Ligeti (contemporary classical composer) (1996) (tracks 1–16)
baritone vocals:
Marc Campbell-Griffiths (1998-02-05 – 1998-02-13) (track 14)
Michael Lessiter (1998-02-05 – 1998-02-13) (track 14)
Richard Suart (baritone singer) (1998-02-05 – 1998-02-13) (tracks 2–5, 14, 16)
Martin Winkler (Austrian bass-baritone) (1998-02-05 – 1998-02-13) (tracks 14, 16)
bass vocals:
Frode Olsen (1998-02-05 – 1998-02-13) (tracks 6, 8–12, 14)
bass-baritone vocals:
Willard White (1998-02-05 – 1998-02-13) (tracks 8, 10–12)
choir vocals:
London Voices (1998-02-05 – 1998-02-13) (tracks 4, 6, 8, 12)
composer:
György Ligeti (contemporary classical composer) (1974 – 1977) (tracks 1–16)
conductor:
Esa‐Pekka Salonen (1998-02-05 – 1998-02-13) (tracks 1–16)
countertenor vocals:
Derek Lee Ragin (1998-02-05 – 1998-02-13) (tracks 2–6, 11–12, 14, 16)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Charlotte Hellekant (1998-02-05 – 1998-02-13) (track 16)
Jard van Nes (1998-02-05 – 1998-02-13) (tracks 14, 16)
orchestra:
Philharmonia Orchestra (London orchestra aka New Philharmonia Orchestra from 1964-1976) (1998-02-05 – 1998-02-13) (tracks 1–16)
soprano vocals:
Laura Claycomb (1998-02-05 – 1998-02-13) (track 16)
Sibylle Ehlert (1998-02-05 – 1998-02-13) (tracks 4–5, 16)
tenor vocals:
Graham Clark (tenor) (1998-02-05 – 1998-02-13) (tracks 9–12, 14, 16)
Steven Cole (1998-02-05 – 1998-02-13) (tracks 2–5, 14, 16)
live recording of:
Le Grand Macabre: Doorbell Prelude (1998-02-05 – 1998-02-13) (track 1)
Le Grand Macabre: Interlude (1998-02-05 – 1998-02-13) (track 13)
Le Grand Macabre: Scene III. Nekrotzar's entrance (1998-02-05 – 1998-02-13) (track 7)
Le Grand Macabre: Scene IV. Nekrotzar's Death (1998-02-05 – 1998-02-13) (track 15)
part of:
Le Grand Macabre (1997 English version) (tracks 1–16)

Release

ASIN: US: B00000ICMU [info]