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 – Fantasia

16 November 2019, 17.00-18.30

Cupola Hall – Journey by Moonlight – Fantasia Presented by Liszt Academy

Chamber Music Festival of the Liszt Academy

Mendelssohn: Concert Piece, Op. 113
Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op. 73
Kurtág: Hommage à R. Sch., Op. 15d
Mendelssohn: Concert Piece, Op. 114

Artistic directors: Izabella Simon and Dénes Várjon
Ib Hausmann, Csaba Klenyán (clarinet), Alasdair Beatson, Dénes Várjon (piano), Máté Szűcs (viola)

Due to its informal, homely location, the Cupola Hall concert was one of the most special and intimate events of the series last year. This year, Izabella Simon and Dénes Várjon have come up with another exciting and varied programme from light Mendelssohn works to intense Kurtág movements in the very same venue. The two concert pieces by Mendelssohn start and end the event. The soloistic works for piano, clarinet and (uniquely in his oeuvre) basset-horn are playful and full of fantasy, not to mention that they were created in return for delicious meals. While some cooked and baked, Mendelssohn composed. The Schumann work and Kurtág’s Hommage à Robert Schumann sit in the centre of the programme. The former was originally called Evening Songs. Schumann’s famous personalities appear in the sudden and sharp mood shifts, just like with Kurtág, who makes specific reference to Florestan and Eusebius. Motifs of night and farewell also feature in the six-movement homage that pays tribute to Schumann also in its harmonization.




Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 1 900

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