Musical Borrowing
An Annotated Bibliography

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[+] Fabian, Imre. "Ein unendliches Erbarmen mit der Kreatur: Zu György Ligetis Le grand macabre." Österreichische Musikzeitschrift 36 (October/November 1981): 570-72.

György Ligeti includes in his opera Le Grand Macabre all the stylistic achievements of his earlier orchestral and chamber music works. Some passages that Ligeti himself calls reflections, not quotations allude to Monteverdi, Mozart, Stravinsky, Rossini, Verdi, or Beethoven. They are not inserted as collage-like citations, but represent a reflective retrospection on the operatic genre.

Index Classifications: 1900s

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