2017.10.18 19.30

Nagyterem

Judit Rajk & Budapest Strings

Kodály 2017

Judit Rajk & Budapest Strings

Reshaped Traditions

Kodály:
Psalm 114
Respighi:
Suite in G major for Organ and Strings
Kodály:
Anna Mónár
Kodály-Angerer:
4 Songs from The Hungarian Folkmusic Series – A Little Bird; The Cricket’s Wedding; In the Green Forest; Bagpipe song
intermission
Respighi:
Trittico Botticelliano – 1. La Primavera (Spring)
Kodály:
Advent Song
Respighi:
Trittico Botticelliano – 2. L'Adorazione dei Magi (The Adoration of the Magi); 3. La nascita di Venere (The Birth of Venus)
Kodály:
Kata Kádár
Kodály:
2 Songs from the Lyrical Play, The Transylvanian Spinning-Room – The Weeping-willow; The Bad Wife
Judit Rajk (alto) Dóra Pétery (organ) Budapest String Orchestra Choir of the Church Music Department of Liszt Academy Concductor: Alessandro Cedrone

An eclectic selection of vocal works by Zoltán Kodály who was born 135 years ago and died 50 years ago are excitingly juxtaposed. Works by one of Kodály’s most famous contemporaries, the Italian Ottorino Respighi, are also in the programme: both composers were particularly influenced by the style of Debussy, they were friends and the Italian was made an honorary professor of the Liszt Academy. Double Artisjus Prize winner Judit Rajk is a hugely competent and dedicated performer of 20th century and contemporary vocal literature; she is a teacher at the Church Music Department of the Liszt Academy and professor of the International Kodály Institute in Kecskemét. Dóra Pétery is a multifaceted artist of keyboard instruments with an extraordinarily broad repertoire and vision. She, too, teaches at the Church Music Department, and she perfected her skills in Finland, in the class of Miklós Spányi. The conductor Alessandro Cedrone is the General Music Director of the State Opera House in Ankara and works as guest conductor with distinguished symphony orchestras and international opera festivals. He also leads his own orchestra and choir in his home city, in Sora (Italy), and over the past few years he has increasingly added works by Hungarian composers to his repertoire. Budapest Strings led by Kossuth Prize cellist Károly Botvay are joined by the Choir of the Church Music Department of the Liszt Academy in performing this beautiful compilation of works.

Rendező: Liszt Academy Concert Centre

Jegyár: HUF 1 100, 1 500, 2 200, 2 900, 3 600