Bösendorfer (Beischer-Matyó, Tamás)

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Work Title Bösendorfer
Alternative. Title a chamber opera in one act
Composer Beischer-Matyó, Tamás
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 19 numbers
  1. Introduction
  2. No.1 The Business
  3. Intermezzo I
  4. No.2 Power of the Regime
  5. Intermezzo II
  6. No.3 Family Ties
  7. Intermezzo III
  8. No.4 The Expert
  9. Intermezzo IV
  10. No.5 The Lady
  11. Intermezzo V
  12. No.6 Desperation Creates Demons
  13. Intermezzo VI
  14. No.7 The Arrogant Butler
  15. Intermezzo VII
  16. No.8 The Disclosure
  17. Intermezzo VIII
  18. No.9 The Great Confession
  19. Epilogue: The New Business
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1988-1991 ; 2009 ; 2011-2012
First Publication. 2001
Librettist Ferenc Karinthy (1921–1992)
Language Hungarian
Average DurationAvg. Duration 110 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation voices, chamber group
Cast
Seller (soprano)
Buyer (tenor)
The Doubles of Buyer:
Captain Balikó (bass-baritone)
Bobby (boy soprano)
Granny (mezzo-soprano)
Gustav Visincei - alias Wisintzeÿ alias Vacek (dramatic baritone)
Ritter Margit (soprano)
Mr. Ferenczi's butler (charaktertenor)
Telephone operator (contralto)
Instruments
flute (doubling piccolo), clarinet in B (doubling bass clarinet in B),
bassoon (doubling contrabassoon), trumpet in B (doubling cornet in B)
percussion (single player: timpani, triangle, xylophone, vibraphone, tambourine, conga drums, snare drum, bass drum, cymbal suspended)
violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano