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
New Music Project

12 March 2019, 19.00-21.30

Solti Hall

Konzi Concerts

New Music Project

Selection from the Best Performances of the Last Years

Cage: Six
József Sári : Echóhoz (For Echo)
Sebő Kaszab : Summa – for viola, piano and percussion
Stravinsky: Ragtime
Steve Reich: Music for Pieces of Wood
Bartók: Sonata for Two Pianos & Percussion, BB 115
Performance of the Nándor Götz Audiovisual Workshop: action painting for the music of Frank Zappa

Featuring: students of the Bartók Conservatoire and teachers of the New Music Project

Works of the modern classics – John Cage, Igor Stravinsky, Steve Reich – and contemporary composers – József Sári, Sebő Kaszab – counterpoint with a rendering of the music of Frank Zappa. It’s a selection that would equally suit a festival programme. However, the performers are not internationally renowned artists totally committed to the modern arts, with tastes that might be somewhat more ‘adventurous’ than the repertoire commonly found in concert halls, but instead are teachers and students of the Bartók Konzi, who appear before an audience in the Solti Chamber Hall with the most exciting productions of past years in the New Music Project, a contemporary music workshop conducted in the school.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 900