The two Hungarians not only played music, they were themselves the music – in every nerve – down to their fingertips.

Adelheid von Schorn on Reményi and Liszt
Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok

26 January 2019, 19.30-21.30

Grand Hall

Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok

Program changePerformer change

András Gábor Virágh: Sinfonietta
Dvořák: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104

intermission

Mussorgsky–Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition

Domonkos Hartmann (cello)
Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok
Conductor: Gábor Hollerung

András Gábor Virágh wrote thus about the Sinfonietta to be played at the concert: “During the composition, it became clear to me that the start of the work had to be ‘celebratory’, which was translated into the language of music I use. Since I rarely write for orchestra, while penning my many solo and chamber works, countless ideas welled up inside me that I could envisage more in an orchestra setting.” Antonín Dvořák began composing his Cello Concerto in B minor while staying in New York, completing it ‘on home turf’ in 1895. On hearing the work, Brahms remarked enviously: “If I had known that it was possible to compose such a concerto for the cello, I would have tried it myself!” There is a secret reference in the work: the composer incorporated his earlier song ‘Leave Me Alone’ into its slow movement, supposedly a reference to his first love – and later his sister-in-law – Josefina. When on returning to his homeland he learned of her death, he rearranged the original coda of the composition to include the melody recalling his one-time love. Soloist is the young, multiple award-winning cellist Domonkos Hartmann; conductor is Gábor Hollerung.

 

 

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Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok

Tickets:

HUF 3 000, 3 500, 4 000