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

16 November 2018, 19.00-21.00

Solti Hall



The Glass Bead Game

Doráti: Duo Concertante 
Veress: Sonatina
Brahms: Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor, Op. 101


Heinz Holliger: „COncErto“- collage
Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115

Artistic directors of the festival: Izabella Simon and Dénes Várjon
Viviane Hagner (violin), Ditta Rohmann (cello), Heinz Holliger (english horn), Reto Bieri, Csaba Klenyán (clarinet), György Lakatos (bassoon), Roman Rabinovich, Dénes Várjon (piano)
Merel Quartet: Mary Ellen Woodside, Edouard Mätzener (violin), Alessandro D’Amico (viola), Rafael Rosenfeld (cello)

For the second in the festival’s concerts, once again the spotlight is on Switzerland and the pairing of master-student that is so characteristic of Hesse and his novel, The Glass Bead Game. Heinz Holliger and Dénes Várjon perform the work by Antal Doráti, who died in Switzerland. Whereas Holliger has been a sort of master figure in the lives of the festival’s artistic directors, he himself was once a student since he studied composition under Sándor Veress, naturally in Switzerland. And as a grateful scholar, he has devoted considerable energy to promoting the oeuvre of his one-time master. The interesting thing about the Brahms trio composed in Hofstetten, Switzerland, is that the composer himself was soloist at the Budapest premiere, playing with Jenő Hubay and Dávid Popper. The significance of the final piece in the evening, the clarinet quintet, is similar to the position of The Glass Bead Game in the oeuvre of Hesse. The fact that the performers of the Holliger work are all from Switzerland will come as no surprise at all.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 2 500, 3 200