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Kelemen Quartet & Lilla Horti
- String Quartet No. 2 in F-sharp minor, Op. 10
- String Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 51/1
Lilla Horti (soprano) Kelemen Quartet: Barnabás Kelemen, Katalin Kokas (violin); Gábor Homoki (viola); László Fenyő (cello)
At this concert with Kelemen Quartet, bearers of the title resident orchestra of the Liszt Academy in academic year 2017–2018, three works are heard which were all written within three decades of each other. Johannes Brahms’s first string quartet dates from 1873 when the composer was 40. Allegedly, Brahms wrote and then destroyed more than 20 string quartets before he was satisfied (though one can say it was certainly worth waiting for). One of the few chamber works by Puccini, the string quartet Crisantimi was born barely a decade and a half later, in 1890, in a single night (later on he used the darkly toned music in the final act of Manon Lescaut). Schoenberg’s second string quartet is stirring not only for its infinitely expressive phrasing of a personal drama but also because in it the composer goes beyond the borders of the genre, when the soprano solo is raised into the string quartet ranked as the summit of abstract instrumental chamber music. Lilla Horti, runner-up at the II. International Éva Marton Singing Competition, sings the two poems by Georg Trakl.
Organizer: Liszt Academy Concert Centre
Tickets: HUF 1 400, 2 100, 3 500, 4 900, 5 600