The training I received at the Academy was difficult and at times harsh, but those who survived the experience emerged as real musicians.

Sir Georg Solti
Péter Frankl & Budapest Strings Chamber Orchestra

30 September 2019, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Péter Frankl & Budapest Strings Chamber Orchestra

Beethoven: The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43 – Overture
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21

intermission

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15

Péter Frankl (piano)
Budapest Strings Chamber Orchestra (concertmaster: János Pilz, artistic director: Károly Botvay)

Works on the Budapest Strings’ programme date from the end of Beethoven’s early period: the two C major pieces, the symphony and piano concerto, were presented at his first major Vienna composer’s evening (academy) in 1800. This concert was far more than an average Viennese recital and its significance can be likened to the Mozart academies of 15 years earlier, as the music aficionados of the imperial capital would have been well aware of: Beethoven’s new works were awaited with keen excitement. Perhaps there is no need to explain to Budapest’s friends of music why the appearance of Péter Frankl can be looked forward to with exactly the same heightened sense of excitement. One can observe in his play both the noble traditions of music-making, and the playfulness of the ever-curious musician always ready to surprise, and to be surprised. In other words, the mere presence of Péter Frankl is guarantee in itself of a red-letter event.

 

 

Presented by

Budapest Strings Chamber Orchestra

Tickets:

HUF 2 800, 3 800, 4 800, 5 800

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