László Lajtha

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Stage works · Színpadi művek

 

 

LYSISTRATA Op. 19 (1933)

Ballet en un acte · Ballet in one act

to the libretto by László Lajtha and Lajos Áprily after Aristophanes

 Setting: 2222 (cfg.) 0221, perc., cel., arpa, archi
 Duration: 46' [according to Édition Leduc]
 WP: 25 February 1937, Hungarian State Opera, Budapest
  Lysistrata: Piroska Tutsek, Myrrhene: Bella Bordy, Kinesias: Gyula

Harangozó, Athenian girl: Ilona Vera, Athenian combatant: Ferenc

Kőszeghy, Spartan girl: Melinda Ottrubay, Lampitro: Irén Mátray,

First Spartan young man: Rezső Brada, Second Spartan young man:

Zoltán Sallay, A faun: Károly Zsedényi. Scene and Costume: Zoltán

Fülöp, Choreography: Rezső Brada, Dir. by Gusztáv Oláh, Cond. by

János Ferencsik

 Unpublished (© Alphonse Leduc)
 Note:  There is a reduction for 2 pianos.

 

LE BOSQUET DES QUATRE DIEUX Op. 38 (1943)

[A NÉGY ISTEN LIGETE]

Ballet en un acte · Ballet in one act

to the libretto by József Révay

 I.

Entrée en rondo. Vivacev

 II.

Marche sévére et variations plaisantes. Allegro maestoso

 III.

Valses nobles et sentimentales

 IV.

Premier Finale. Allegro

 V.

La ritournelle. Allegretto

 VI.

Le chant de la nuit. Molto quieto

 VII.

Lazzi. Prestissimo

 VIII.

Intermezzo. Moderato

 IX.

Second Finale
 Setting: 3 fl., 3 ob., c. ing., 3 cl., sax. a., sax. t., 3 fg., cfg., 4 cor., cornetto pistone,
  2 tr., 3 trb., tuba, arpa, perc., cel., archi
 WP: 24 January 2013, Palace of Arts, Budapest
National Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. by István Dénes
With: András M. Kecskés, Rita Góbi, Kristóf Samu (pantomime/dance)
Directed by Judit Galgóczy
 Unpublished (© Ildikó Lajtha)
 Note: There is a version for piano four hands.

 

CAPRICCIO Op. 39 (1944)

Farce dansée en un acte

[CAPRICCIO]

[Puppentheater. Balett in einem Akt]

[CAPRICCIO]

[Bábszínház. Balett egy felvonásban]

Ballet in one act

to the libretto by László Lajtha (and probably by Kálmán Csathó)

 I.

Ouverture. Presto molto

 II.

Complainte et Arlequin consolateur · Panasz és Arlequin, mint vigasztaló. Andantino

 III.

Marche goguenarde · Csúfolódó induló

 IV.

Isabelle. Molto con moto

 V.

La marche du Capitain · A kapitány indulója

 VI.

La Serenade de Mezzetin · Mezzetin szerenádja. Allegretto

 VII.

Menuet et Musette · La leçon d’amour · Szerelmi lecke

 VIII.

Toccata

 IX.

Rondeau et couplets. Allegro

 X.

Romance. Andantino

 XI.

Scherzo. Vivace

 XII.

Marche plutôt gracieuse pour un empereur de la lune · Kecses induló a “hold-császár” tiszteletére

 XIII.

Les Regrets · A megbánás. Andantino

 XIV.

Finale. Vivace
 Setting: 2 fl., 2 ob., 2 cl., 2 fg., 2 cor., cornetto pistone, tr., 2 trb., tuba, perc., arpa, archi
 Duration: 76:00 [based on Marco Polo 8.223668]
 WP: (Concert version) 2 Apr 1963, Budapest
Cond. by János Ferencsik (only movements no. 1, 2, 3, 10, 14)
(Staged version, with the title: Lajtha) 19 Apr 2017, Pesti Vigadó, Budapest
Cond. by Gergely Ménesi, Choreography: Dóra Barta
 Unpublished (© Ildikó Lajtha)
 CD: Marco Polo 8.223668 (May 1994)
  Pécs Symphony Orchestra, cond. by Nicolás Pasquet

Total time = 76:00 (= 6:27+­6:20+­3:29+­6:18+­4:14+­3:42+­7:45+­5:43+­8:23+­5:19+­4:26+­4:51+­3:25+­5:25)

 Radio: Hungarian Radio, 23 Oct 1987
  Budapest Symphony Orchestra, cond. by Antal Jancsovics

Total time = 73:50 (= 7:00+­5:40+­3:50+­6:15+­4:20+­2:15+­6:30+­5:50+­8:25+­4:05+­4:20+­5:20+­3:20+­6:20)

 Note: There is a version for piano four hands.

 

The following Suites for orchestra have been compiled from CAPRICCIO :

 

SUITE I.

 I.

= I. Ouverture

 II.

= II. Arlequin

 III.

= V. Marche du Capitain

 IV.

= XIII. Regrets

 V.

= XIV. Finale

SUITE II.

 I.

= IX. Rondeau

 II.

= X. Romance

 III.

= XII. Marche                 

 IV.

= VI. Sérénade

 V.

= VIII. Toccata

SUITE III.

 I.

= III. Marche goguenarde

 II.

= IV. Isabelle

 III.

= VII. Menuet et Musette

 IV.

= XI. Scherzo

 V.

= XIV. Finale

 

LE CHAPEAU BLEU Op. 51 (1948–50)

Opera-bouffe en deux actes

[A KÉK KALAP]

[Vígopera két felvonásban]

Opéra buffa in two acts

to the libretto by Salvador de Madariaga (original French version), Frigyes Róna

and László Dalos (Hungarian translation)

 Note: The orchestration was completed by Ferenc Farkas
 Setting:

Soli: 2 S., 1 Ms., 1 A., 3 T., 2 Bar., 2 B.

 

Orchestra: 2 fl., picc., 2 ob., c. ing., 2 cl., cl. b., 2 fg., cfg., 4 cor., 2 tr.,

cornetto pistone, 3 trb., tuba., perc., cel., 2 arpe, archi

 Duration: 105' [according to the composer]
 

123:00 [based on the the Radio recording]

 WP: (Concert version) 30 June 1990, Hungarian Radio, Budapest
  Cond. by György Selmeczi (for the details see the Radio recording)

(Staged version) 26 February 1998, Kolozsvár (Cluj, Romania)

Cond. by György Selmeczi, dir. by József Katona Zs.

 Unpublished  (© Ildikó Lajtha)
 Radio: Hungarian Radio, 15 December 1989

 

Le Docteur: János Tóth–Bar, Le Notaire: Tamás Szüle–B, Cassandre:

Attila Fülöp–T, Coraline: Éva Pánczél–CA, Violette: Jutta Bokor–Ms,

Sylvie: Mária Ardó–S, L’Épaulette: János Martin–Bar, Lélio: János

Bándi–T, Florinette: Ingrid Kertesi–S, Léandre: József Hormai–T,

Scapin: György Bordás–B. Budapest Symphony Orchestra, cond. by

György Selmeczi

 

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