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Sir Georg Solti
Stories for the Liszt Academy Organ

31 March 2019, 11.00-12.30

Grand Hall

Liszt Kidz Academy

Stories for the Liszt Academy Organ Presented by Liszt Academy

For 10-15-year-olds

Works by J. S. Bach, Mozart, Liszt, Antalffy-Zsiross and improvisations

László Fassang (organ)
Moderator: Gergely Fazekas

It is often said that music is like a language, a language in which the instruments speak. But what does music say, and how is it capable of relating a story if it is not supported by text? The spring 2019 concerts of the Liszt Academy’s youth series, Liszt Kidz Academy, which is targeted at 10–15-year-olds (as well as their parents and grandparents), seek answers to these questions. In this, the third and somewhat off-the-wall concert, children are introduced to the lovingly restored Liszt Academy organ, which was inaugurated at the end of October. There are many fascinating stories connected with Budapest’s first concert organ, now in its 112th year and which was built together with the Grand Hall of the Liszt Academy. Since that time, it has become a symbol of the institution. The Liszt Ferenc Prize-laureate organist László Fassang and music historian Gergely Fazekas, who is well-known to regulars of the Liszt Kidz Academy, relate the story of the organ’s past and those famous musicians who have played on it, accompanied by organ music spanning more than two centuries.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre

Tickets:

HUF 1 500