Compositions

OPERA, CHAMBER OPERA, MUSIC THEATER

GEORGIA BOTTOMS, A Comic Opera of the Modern South (2012-14/2017) [81:00]
[based on a novel by Mark Childress, libretto by Mark Childress and Gregory Vajda]
for 11 singers and 19 players

MAGIC MOUNTAIN (2010) [85:00]
[based on Thomas Mann’s novel, libretto by Bettina Geyer]
for 7 singers and 14 players

BARBIE BLUE (2006) [30:00]
[Libretto: András Almási Tóth]
for Soprano, Baritone and orchestra

THE GOLEM –A Jewish Operetta (2005) [80:00]
for 5 singers/actors and 8 players
[Libretto: András Almási Tóth]

THE GIANT BABY (2001/2018-2019) [75:00]
For 4 singers, 3 part choir (3, 6 or 9 singing puppet actors) & chamber ensemble
[based on a play by Tibor Déry, libretto by G. Vajda and Péter Horváth]

 

VOCAL

THE CLOAK, THE BOAT, AND THE SHOES (2016) [7:30] for (mezzo-)soprano and orchestra
[On a poem by W. B. Yeats]

BARBIE MONOLOGUES (2007)  [18:00] for soprano and orchestra
[Libretto: András Almási Tóth, Gregory Vajda]

BRACKET-SONGS (1996) [5:00] for soprano, clarinet and piano
[Lyrics: András Petőcz]

BRACKET-SONG (1992) [4:00] for Mezzo-soprano, clarinet, 6 percussion players
[Lyrics: András Petőcz]

 

ORCHESTRA

GLOOMY SUNDAY VARIATIONS (2018) [12:30]

ROUGH AND READY, An American Outdoor Overture (2017) [3:40]

ORLANDO’S AWAKENING -Dance Allegory (2012) [15:00]
[based on a scene from Orlando, A Biography by Virginia Woolf]

BARBIE BLUE OVERTURE FANTASY (2011) [18:00]

DUEVOE/ DÜVŐ (Version 2010) [9:00]

PURCELL VARIATION (2005) [1:45]

DUEVOE/ DÜVŐ (2004/2007) [11:50]

 

ORCHESTRA WITH SOLO INSTRUMENT(S)

CLARINET SYMPHONY [32:00] for two clarinets and orchestra (2015-16)

DRUMS DRUMS DRUMS [22:00] for timpani, drumset, bass drum and orchestra (2014-15)

CSÁRDÁS OBSTINÉ –homage to Ferenc Liszt, [15:00] for solo piano and orchestra (2011)

 

ENSEMBLE

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT for saxophone, viola, acoustic guitar, percussion and keyboard (2019) [19:00]

GULLIVER IN FAREMIDO for narrator and 5 players (2010) [28:00]
[written by G. Vajda and David Hill based on a short story by Frigyes Karinthy]

THE ROGUE HARMONICA, Fantasy Etude for 12 Woodwind Instruments (2010) [3:30]

VACUUM for recorded voice and ensemble (2008) [22:00]
[Text by Arpad Schilling]

MACROSCOPE (2007) [8:30]

HYPERTEXT (2001) [11:00]

DANCE AND SIDESONG (1997) [12:00]

LE TOMBEAU DE MESSIAEN –PRELUDE (1994) for flute, clarinet, harp, string quintet [5:00]

 

SOLO INSTRUMENT, CHAMBER MUSIC

TROCCATA (2019) for trumpet and piano [5:00]

ACCOMPANIMENT WITHOUT A SONG (2019) for solo piano [1:40]

CAPTAIN HUME’S LAST PAVIN (2018) for solo cello with scordatura [6:15]

HOW TO DRAW A TREE (2018) for violin and bass [2:00]

ALICE ÉTUDES (2017) for clarinet and string quartet [30:00]

DOME (2017) for flute and viola [5:15]

FLOWER BLUE (2016) for violin, viola, cello and piano [1:33]
(to be performed as an appendix to Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer)

SCHNITTE (2015) for 2 violins [3:00]
(to be performed in a stereo setting to precede Schnittke’s Moz’Art à la Haydn)

SOL-ÉTUDE (2014) for solo piano [3:00]

VOID (2011) for solo piano [6:00]

FURIOUS FLOWERS (2011) for 2 violas [4:00]

CONVERSATIONS WITH CHILDREN (2008) for flute(=afl), clarinet(=bcl), violin, cello, piano [8:30]

SOUVENIR FROM TOGGENBURG -based on a Schubert song (2005) for solo piano [3:30]

LA FOULE (THE CROWD) (2001) [122:00] for piano, upright piano, two percussions
(to be performed only with the silent movie ‘The Crowd’ by King Vidor)

FIVE PHENOMENA (2005) for string quartet [6:00]

HAAROM AALOM (2002) [11:00] for clarinet and violin

TRISTAN ETUDE (2002) [4:00] for two flutes

TURNING (1998) [10:00] for saxophone quartet

TIN OPERA/ BLECHOPER (1998) [20:00] for brass quintet (also playing percussion instruments)

NON-FIGURATIVE (1997) [25:00] for speaking percussion quartet

THREE PANTOMIMES (1997) [11:00] for flute and clarinet

THERE’S A WOMAN –hommage to Péter Esterházy (1996) [6:00] for solo percussion

HOMMAGE À GYÖRGY KURTÁG (1993) [4:00] for woodwind quartet

LIGHTSHADOW-TREMBLING (1993) [5:00] for clarinet solo

PERMANENT DREAMS (1991/ 2017) [6:30] for clarinet solo

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