The point is to increase gradually the level of the understanding, cultivation and practice of musical art. This task falls particularly to the new Academy.

Liszt to Antal Augusz
Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok

26 January 2019, 19.30-21.30

Grand Hall

Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok

Program changePerformer change

András Gábor Virágh: Sinfonietta
Dvořák: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104


Mussorgsky–Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition

Domonkos Hartmann (cello)
Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok
Conductor: Gábor Hollerung

András Gábor Virágh wrote thus about the Sinfonietta to be played at the concert: “During the composition, it became clear to me that the start of the work had to be ‘celebratory’, which was translated into the language of music I use. Since I rarely write for orchestra, while penning my many solo and chamber works, countless ideas welled up inside me that I could envisage more in an orchestra setting.” Antonín Dvořák began composing his Cello Concerto in B minor while staying in New York, completing it ‘on home turf’ in 1895. On hearing the work, Brahms remarked enviously: “If I had known that it was possible to compose such a concerto for the cello, I would have tried it myself!” There is a secret reference in the work: the composer incorporated his earlier song ‘Leave Me Alone’ into its slow movement, supposedly a reference to his first love – and later his sister-in-law – Josefina. When on returning to his homeland he learned of her death, he rearranged the original coda of the composition to include the melody recalling his one-time love. Soloist is the young, multiple award-winning cellist Domonkos Hartmann; conductor is Gábor Hollerung.



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