18. May
at 20.00
Ljubljanska stolnica (Ljubljana Cathedral) - Ljubljana


István Bátori, organ

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685—1750), Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 547
Felix Mendelssohn (1809—1847), Sonata in D major No. 5, Op. 65
Robert Schumann (1810—1856)
Sketch for Pedal Piano No. 1, Op. 58
Study in Canonic form for Pedal Piano No. 4, Op. 56
Frank Bridge (1879—1941), Six Organ Pieces, H.56
No. 1 Allegretto grazioso
No. 4 Andante con moto
Franz Liszt (1811—1886), Pilgrim Choir from »Tannhäuser«
Ádám Balázs (1973), Fanfare Ungarico

On the eve of Whitsun, Saturday, 18 May, organs will echo through sacred spaces of cathedrals, basilicas, and parish churches across 25 countries. This harmonious occasion, known as The Night of Organs, represents an international collaboration designed to celebrate the mystical allure of this remarkable instrument. Through a carefully curated musical programme that incorporates Hungarian elements, this event seeks to connect people with the profound beauty and spiritual depth of organ music.

Hungarian organist István Bátori received his bachelor’s degree in church music/organ from the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg in 2015 as a student of Prof. Christoph Bossert. While teaching harpsichord and piano chord as assistant professor at the Conservatorio G. B. Martini in Bologna, he completed his Master’s degree in organ with honours at the Conservatorio Girolamo Frescobaldi in Ferrara, Italy, under Professor Francesco Tasini. István Bátori regularly tours across Europe and has been invited to appear at major festivals such as Soli Deo Gloria, Reggio Emilia (2014, 2016); Koncert cecylianski, Krakow (2015); San Giacomo Festival, Bologna (2017); Przemysl Music Festival, Poland (2017); Ferrara organistica (2016, 2017), etc. As a member of the Cappella Musicale di San Giacomo Maggiore in Bologna, he has contributed to the recording of all the works of Ippolito Ghezzi for Tactus and the album Divi Augustini Musici (Music of the Friends of the Order of St. Augustine) for NovAntiqua Records. He is the recipient of the 2021 Hungarian Academy of Arts’ grant to research the late renaissance treatise, Il Transilvano, Dialogo (1593,1609). He we crown his research by publishing a complete Hungarian translation of the two volumes as well as the modern transcription and recordings of the sheet music contained within them.

Admission free.

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