...a country (Hungary) whose population, even today, is barely over ten million has produced so many musicians and so much outstanding music. I am grateful for having been born and trained there.

Sir Georg Solti

13 November 2018, 19.00-21.00

Solti Hall


Lucyna Jarząbek

Szymanowski: Twelve Kurpian Songs, Op. 58 – 1. Lecioły zórazie (White Swans), 4. U jeziorecka (At the Lake), 7. Ściani dumbek (In the Dark Forest) 
Six Romances, Op. 73 – 6. Snova, kak prezhde, odin (Again, as Before, Alone)
Tchaikovsky: Six Romances, Op. 63 – 6. Serenada: O ditya, pod okoshkom tvoim (Serenade: O child, beneath thy window)
Rahcmaninov: Twelve Romances, Op. 14 – 11. Vesenniye vodï (Spring Waters)
Szymanowski: Three Fragments for the Poems by Jan Kasprowicz, Op. 5 – 2. Jestem i placze (I am suffering and crying) 
Moniuszko: Paria! On Paria’ – Neali’s recitativo and romance from Paria


Mozart: Temerari! Sortite fuori di questo loco!... Come scoglio’ – Fiordiligi’s recitativo and aria from Così fan tutte
Gounod: ‘O Dieu! que de bijoux!... Ah, je ris’ – Marguerite’s recitativo and aria from Faust
Puccini: „Recondita Armonia” - Cavaradossi's Aria from Tosca
„Donna non vidi mai” - Il Cavaliere Renato Des Grieux's Aria from Manon Lescaut
Massenet: ‘Il est doux, Il est bon’ – Salome’s aria from Hérodiade 
Menotti: ‘To this we've come’ – Magda’s aria from The Consul
Puccini: Sola, perduta, abbandonata’ – Manon’s aria from Manon Lescaut
Puccini: ‘Mario! Mario! Mario!’ – Duet of Tosca and Cavaradossi from Tosca
Puccini: ‘Tu, tu, amore? tu?’ – Duet of Manon and Des Grieux from Manon Lescaut

Lucyna Jarząbek (soprano), Boldizsár László (tenor)
Anna Lasek-Starzec (piano)

This concert programme, which comprises two halves of very different genres and moods, is made whole by the featured artists. The richness of the programme promises to be a real travel experience in both time and space. The Slav songs of the first part of the evening are as yet not well known in Hungary but are gaining in popularity. This recital offers a glimpse into the world of Russian and Polish Romanticism: the romance-inspired works of Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Moniuszko are complemented by the remarkable songs of Szymanowski. The second half is a selection of the most popular opera arias. After the intimate atmosphere of the first part of the programme, here the focus is on exploring the limits of vocal capabilities. Attila Fekete, one of the lead tenors at the Hungarian State Opera, has been a firm favourite of Budapesters for two decades; Lucyna Jarząbek came to the attention of Budapest audiences – and won their adoration – at the 2nd International Éva Marton Singing Competition.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 1 200