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
Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

15 January 2019, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Concert to Commemorate the Innocents

M. Haydn: Missa sub titulo Sancti Leopoldi
M. Haydn: Trumpet Concerto in C major
M. Haydn: Vesperae pro festo Sanctorum Innocentium


J. Haydn: The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross, Hob. XX:2 – excerpts
J. Haydn: Symphony No. 44 in E minor, Hob. I:44 (‘Mourning’)

Eszter Zemlényi, Nóra Ducza, Andrea Meláth (vocals)
László Borsódy (trumpet)
Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Children's Choir (choirmaster: Judit Walter)
Conductor: Martin Haselböck

Michael Haydn, Joseph Haydn’s younger brother by five years, served for over four decades in Mozart’s birthplace, Salzburg. He composed in virtually all the genres of the period and was considered particularly outstanding for his church music. His brother also enthused over Michael’s music written for the church, while in the early 19th century E.T.A. Hoffmann held him in particularly high regard: “All connoisseurs of music know, and have known for some time, that as a composer of sacred music, Michael Haydn ranks amongst the finest of any age or nation.” The concert features one of the most virtuoso trumpet concertos of the period, a Joseph Haydn symphony and oratorio, as well as two works by his younger brother, written for the liturgy of the Massacre of the Innocents, commemorating those children murdered following the birth of Christ.



Presented by

Hungarian Radio Art Groups


HUF 2 800, 3 500, 5 000, 6 000