St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Church
Concert by keyboard students of the Doctoral School/3.
Hommage à Reger és Ligeti
- Organ works by Max Reger
Dániel Sárosi (organ)
“The last giant in music.” These are the words of Paul Hindemith about his teacher Max Reger, who is considered the most influential composer of German organ music after Bach. In his music, Reger followed the Bach traditions while also integrating late Romantic stylistic flourishes into his art (inspired not least by Wagner). Typically, he created in the Baroque genres, writing fugues, fantasias and choral preludes, but he did everything according to his own concepts and then developed them further. Whereas Reger set about creating something new while keeping an eye on organ-playing traditions, Ligeti virtually blew these traditions out of the water. For instance, the opening sequence of his first large-scale organ work, Volumina, was seen by many as being the musical equivalent of an atomic bomb being dropped on traditions. Ligeti’s experimental spirit is always evident in his compositions for organ, although true to the art of Ligeti, this experimentation never became an end in itself.
Organizer: Liszt Academy Concert Centre
Tickets: Admission is free of charge.