THE CONCERT IS ORGANIZED BY LISZT INSTITUTE.
Lászlo Stachó, piano
Beáta Ilona Barcza, piano
György Kurtág (1926)
Hommage à Mihály Halmágyi
Harangok – Hommage à Stravinsky
Franz Schubert (1797–1828), Divertissement à la hongroise, D. 818
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791), Andante in G major with variations, K. 501
György Kurtág, Quarrel
Franz Schubert, Duet »Lebensstürme«, D. 947
Robert Volkmann (1815–1883)
Musikalisches Bildersbuch, op. 11
In der Mühle
Auf dem See
Der Kukuck und der Wandersmann
Hungarian sketches, op. 24
In der Kapelle
Unter den Linden
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750), ar. György Kurtág
Duet in G major, BWV 804
Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit (Actus tragicus) – »Sonatina«, BWV 106
Presenting the best from the treasury of Hungarian music – and a little more! The concert wants to show from a historical perspective the many different faces of Hungary hidden in music.
Schubert’s Divertissement à la hongroise, for example, is an example of the verbunkos style that comes from nobility and has been extremely popular over the centuries. Schubert, who also worked in Hungary, placed this kind of Hungarian music into the Austro-Hungarian context with his works Lebensstürme and a series of variations on Mozart. Liszt’s contemporary, the German composer Robert Volkmann, who lived in Pest, depicted the Biedermeier environment of 19th-century Hungary with his Hungarian sketches. And who could have represented Hungarian colors better than György Kurtág, one of the greatest living composers? In particular, his composition for four-hand piano Hommage à Halmágyi Mihály creates an atmosphere of true pastoral music: it evokes the memory of the legendary gymeš. His Bells immerse us into the depths of the 20th century for a few minutes, and with Kurtág’s adaptations of Bach, we will not only get lost in the depths of the distant past, but in the depths of an even more distant, transcendent world.
Koncert organizira Lisztov inštitut.