György Ligeti - Le Grand Macabre
Avant-garde | FLAC, log, cover, texts | 406 MB
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra, London Sinfonietta Voices
Date of Recording: 02/1998; Venue: Live Châtelet Theater, Paris, France
Length: 102’27’’; Language: English
Volume 8 of Sony's Ligeti Edition presents the revised score of 1997, taken from live performances in Paris. There are numerous changes and the opera is shorter by some ten minutes. The revision also changes the language from German to English. The German original is available on Wergo in a fine performance. The Sony recording preserves a performance of even greater brilliance of what is now one of the great comic operas in English.