...a country (Hungary) whose population, even today, is barely over ten million has produced so many musicians and so much outstanding music. I am grateful for having been born and trained there.

Sir Georg Solti
The Beginning of the Path – The End of the Path • 4.1

9 April 2019, 17.00-18.30

Solti Hall

Budapest Spring Festival

The Beginning of the Path – The End of the Path • 4.1

Hommage à Haydn

Debussy: Hommage à Haydn
Balázs Demény (piano)
Haydn: String Quartet No. 8 in E major, Hob III:8 (transcription for cello and string trio)
András Csáki (guitar), Éva Osztrosits (violin), Péter Tornyai (viola), Izabella Domokos (cello)
Debussy: Piano Trio in G major
Ernő Kállai (violin), István Varga (cello), János Palojtay (piano)

intermission

Debussy: Sonata for Cello and Piano
Tamás Zétényi (cello), Domonkos Csabay (piano)
Haydn: Symphony No. 104 in D major (‘London’), Hob. I:104 (transcription by J. P. Salomon for flute quintet)
Zsófia Bíró (flute), Áron Dóczi, Kristóf Tóth (violin), Péter Tornyai (viola), Mátyás Virág (cello)

In this series, early and late works from the same composer are placed alongside each other. In many cases, the early works are perfect compositions that only differ from the corresponding mature works in that those traits that were later to become synonymous with a given composer had not yet dominated the style. And as regards the late works, there is literature sufficient to fill a library on how the personal experiences of a lifetime are reflected in the music of different composers, how external expectations had increasingly little leverage on the style of their music, with their work instead being directed by the composer’s internal voice, revealing previously unheard perspectives and with their true serenity shining through. This concert, the first of the series, features early and late chamber works by Debussy and Haydn, a few of which are performed in special period arrangements.

 

 

Presented by

Budapest Spring Festival

Tickets:

HUF 1 900