Our task is to form veritable talents who possess the necessary gifts to become masters, without attending to the ungifted mediocrity.

Liszt to Giovanni Sgambati

6 November 2018, 19.30-21.30

Grand Hall



Vivaldi–J. S. Bach: Concerto for Organ in A minor, BWV 593
J. S. Bach: Fantasia in C major, BWV 573 (excerpt)
J. S. Bach: Fantasia in C major, BWV 573 (with additions of Christoph Bossert)
Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 16 in A minor, D. 845 – 1st & 2nd movements (arrangement by Christoph Bossert)


Mendelssohn: Prelude and Fugue for Piano No. 1 in E minor, Op. 35/1 (arrangement by Christoph Bossert)
Reger: Organ Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 60 – 1. Improvisation
Reger: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme – choral fantasy, Op. 52/2

Christoph Bossert (organ)

This concert is clearly a celebration not only for the Liszt Academy but all of Hungarian music life since it witnesses the return to its original, pristine condition – after many decades – of the organ in the Grand Hall, which was installed in 1907. Honoured as a symbol of the institution but gradually worn out, the instrument was rebuilt piecemeal in the 1960s. However, it has been reborn after an adventurous reconstruction extending to every single element of the instrument. The organ, manufactured by the distinguished Voit and Sons workshop, feels most ‘at home’ in the German Romantic repertoire, the very same repertoire that professor of the Würzburg College Christoph Bossert is a renowned proponent of. The 61-year-old German artist is not only a proficient performer of the organ music of Max Reger, who worked around the turn of the 19th century, but he is also active as a composer. Indeed, in this programme highlighting Baroque and Romantic masterpieces there is also a chance to hear some of Bossert’s fine arrangements.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 900, 1 600, 2 200, 2 900, 3 600

Season ticket:

Organ Inauguration 2018/19