La Nique à Satan
‘A thumbed nose at Satan’ – A popular ‘spectacle’

Year of composition



180' | shortened version 75'

Scored for

soprano and baritone, male, female and children’s choir, wind instruments, percussion, 2 pianos, double bass
From which are available: 18 Songs for voice and piano (Henn SA / Edition Labatiaz).

Publication information


Albert Rudhardt (1894-1944)


World premiere: Geneva, 25 February 1933. Frank Martin, conductor

Recordings (selective list)

  • Giselle Bobillier, soprano; Hugues Cuenod, tenor; Camille Mauranne, baritone
    Guy Tréjean as Jean des Lunes; Pauline Martin as La Bergougne
    André Pépin, flute; Choeur de Chailly sur Clarens; Choeur de Collège de Montreux
    Members of l’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
    Ernest Ansermet, conductor
    Live recording Radiodiffusion Suisse, Genève 10 March 1956
    Radio Suisse Romande ℗ + © 1956 (FMS106)
    (reduced version bij Frank Martin, 1956)

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