The most important class, however, for me and for hundreds of other Hungarian musicians, was the chamber-music class. From about the age of fourteen, and until graduation from the Academy, all instrumentalists except the heavy-brass players and percussionists had to participate in this course. Presiding over it for many years was the composer Leó Weiner, who thus exercised an enormous influence on three generations of Hungarian musicians.

Sir Georg Solti
MVM CHRISTMAS CONCERT

20 December 2018, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

MVM CHRISTMAS CONCERT

János Balázs and Andrea Vigh Chamber Recital

Bach-Busoni: Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 532
Mozart: Twelve Variations in C major on ʻAh, vous dirai-je, Maman’, K. 265
Hӓndel: Chaconne in C major, HWV 484
Glinka: Nocturne in E-flat major
Chopin: Impromptu in A-flat major, Op. 29
Chopin: Impromptu in C-sharp minor, Op. 66 (ʻFantaisie-impromptu’) 
Liszt: Consolation in D-flat major
Debussy: Arabesque in E major
Durand: Valse in E-flat major
Tchaikovsky – János Balázs: The Nutcracker – paraphrase
Tournier: Au matin
Salzedo: Chanson dans la Nuit
ifj. J. Strauss–Cziffra: Die Fledermaus – paraphrase

 

Andrea Vigh (harp), János Balázs (piano)

The MVM Concerts series originally started with the aim of bringing world-famous pianists to appear in front of Budapest audiences. However, over the years the profile has broadened considerably: today, concertgoers not only enjoy events representing the original purpose, but also instrument-presentation concerts, programmes picked from the Gödöllő International Harp Festival, and even recitals by Junior Prima Prize young artists: these events are organized at several venues in the capital and at others around the country. This year the concerts are crowned by a special event focusing on two instruments, the harp and the piano. The former is played by Liszt Prize-laureate Andrea Vigh, president of the Liszt Academy and head of department teaching harpist students, while the piano is ably ‘steered’ by Junior Prima and Liszt Prize-pianist János Balázs, artistic director of the Cziffra Festival.

Presented by

Besszer Concert, Liszt Academy Concert Centre

Tickets:

HUF 1 500, 2 000, 3 000, 4 000, 5 000, 6 000