2017.10.25 19.00

Solti Hall

Concert by keyboard students of the Doctoral School/2.

Folk Music Inspirations

Mónika Kertész (mezzo soprano); Tímea Papp (harp)
De Falla:
Fantasia Baetica
Llorenç Prats Boscà (piano)
Six dances in Bulgarian rythm
András Németh (piano)
15 Hungarian preasen songs, BB 79
János Palojtay (piano)
5 Piano Pieces
L'esaclier du diable
Balázs Demény (piano)
György Kurtág:
Hommage à Farkas Ferenc 2
György Kurtág:
Hommage à Farkas Ferenc 4
Zsuzsanna Tihanyi (piano)
György Kurtág:
Hommage à Halmágyi Mihály
Zsuzsanna Tihanyi, Balázs Demény (piano)
György Kurtág:
Tre pezzi, op. 38
András Szalai (cimbalom); Péter Szűcs (clarinet)
Péter Eötvös:
András Szalai (cimbalom); Péter Szűcs (clarinet); Tamás Zétényi (cello)

What is it in folk music that can inspire classical composers? A rhythm, a melody, an instrument, an ambience, a performance style – all factors that can get the imagination of a composer working and that can open up new possibilities. This concert by keyboard students of the doctoral school primarily focuses on compositions inspired by Hungarian folk music, although there is room for a work by Reynaldo Hahn, born in Venezuela but raised in Paris, which evokes the magic of Venice, plus the Fantasia Baetica by Spaniard de Falla. The asymmetric beat of the Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm and the Fifteen Hungarian Peasant Songs gives us a glimpse into Bartók’s workshop. Kurtág’s Tre pezzi and Péter Eötvös’s Psy illustrate how big a role Hungarian composers have had in exploring the possibilities of the cimbalom as a contemporary instrument.

Organizer: Liszt Academy Concert Centre

Tickets: Free tickets to the concert can be obtained at the ticket office of the Liszt Academy one month before the concert.