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Bösendorfer
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a chamber opera in one act

text: on the basis of Ferenc Karinthy's play, Bösendorfer

taking place in Hungary, in the mid 1960's

duration: 110 minutes

1988-1991/2009/2011-2012
Characters
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

First performance
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instrumentation
Flute (doubling Piccolo)
Clarinet in Bb (doubling Bass Clarinet in Bb)
Bassoon (doubling Contrabassoon)
Trumpet in Bb (doubling Cornet in Bb)

Percussions (single player):
Timpani, Triangle, Xylophone, Vibraphone, Tambourine, Conga Drums, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Cymbal suspended

Piano

Violin
Viola
Cello
Double Bass
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