2017.11.30 19.00

Solti Hall

András Kemenes piano recital

Black and White Colours

András Kemenes piano recital

String Quartet in G major, K. 387
String Quartet in D minor, K. 421 / 417b
String Quartet in E-flat major, K 428 / 421b
András Kemenes (piano)

András Kemenes was the student of Pál Kadosa, Ferenc Rados and György Kurtág at the Liszt Academy, and he has been a constant figure on the Hungarian and foreign concert scene ever since his graduation in 1982. Not only is he an accomplished piano player but he is a teacher of the instrument as well: in his alma mater and around the world. This solo concert comes with a highly unusual programme of three Mozart string quartets... played on the piano! The three quartets date from 1782-83 and show the influence of Joseph Haydn, who enjoyed a professional friendship with Mozart at that time. The first work in the six-part string quartet series published in 1785 and dedicated in friendship and respect to Haydn is the Quartet in G major bearing the title Spring, even though Mozart had actually finalized it on New Year’s Eve 1782. Tradition has it that the work in D minor was written shortly thereafter, exactly when his wife was in labour. Constanze later claimed that her cries of childbirth were apparent in the second movement of the string quartet. The second movement of the third quartet, in E-flat major, is particularly noteworthy because it reflects back to one of Haydn’s string quartets and at the same time points forward all the way to (according to some musicologists) Johannes Brahms.

Organizer: Liszt Academy Concert Centre

Tickets: HUF 2 500, 3 200



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