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

5 March 2019, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Glinka: Ruslan and Lyudmila, Op. 5 – overture
Glinka: Kamarinskaya – Fantasy on two Russian Folksongs
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35


Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36

Ernő Kállai (violin)
Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: János Kovács

Ernő Kállai is well-known for the Hungarian audience: he was playing as a soloist with the Budapest Strings, the Concerto Budapest, the Kodály Philharmonic Orchestra Debrecen, the Győr Philharmonic Orchestra, the MÁV Symphony Orchestra and the Danubia Orchestra Óbuda. It is not the first time when he meets with the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, in this concert he will play the evergreen Tchaikovsky violin concerto. The concerto programme, dedicated to Russian Romanticism, also includes Glinka works and a Tchaikovsky symphony. According to Stravinsky, the particular Russian nature of Tchaikovsky’s music “does not appear specifically Russian to everybody… yet it is quite as Russian as Pushkin’s poem or Glinka’s song.”


Presented by

Hungarian Radio Art Groups


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