Taste is a negative thing. Genius affirms and always affirms.

Franz Liszt
Gábor Selmeczi, István Major Jr. & Dávid Báll Chamber Recital

4 May 2019, 19.00-21.00

Old Academy of Music, Chamber Hall

Gábor Selmeczi, István Major Jr. & Dávid Báll Chamber Recital

Rachmaninov: Piano Trio No. 1 in G minor (‘Élégiaque’)
Gyula Fekete: Trio (premiere)
intermission
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49

Gábor Selmeczi (violin), István Major Jr.(cello), Dávid Báll (piano)

“… what this little man can do in extemporizing and playing at sight borders the miraculous, and I could not have believed it possible at so early an age,” Goethe is reported as saying in 1821 in praise of the radiant talent of Mendelssohn, who was barely 12 at the time. What is more, the prince of poetry, who had heard the seven-year-old Mozart perform, thought more of Mendelssohn than even Mozart. Whatever the case, the brilliance of Mendelssohn impressed not only his contemporaries but posterity who has inherited his oeuvre, too: for instance, the impassioned, lush, near symphonic tonal images of his Trio in D minor have made it an essential part of the chamber music repertoire since its birth in 1839. This composition is joined by the single-movement Trio in G minor by legendary pianist-composer Sergei Rachmaninov, penned at the age of 19, along with the Trio of Gyula Fekete who is head of department and deputy president of the Liszt Academy, in the finely tuned performance of the ensemble comprising Gábor Selmeczi, István Major Jnr. and another teacher of the Liszt Academy, Dávid Báll.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre

Tickets:

HUF 1 800