2017.11.24 19.00

Solti Hall

Gábor Eckhardt, György Déri & Mihály Borbély Chamber Recital

Chamber Music, So Close

Gábor Eckhardt, György Déri & Mihály Borbély Chamber Recital

Beethoven:
Clarinet Trio in B-flat major, Op. 11 (‘Gassenhauer’)
Bruch:
Eight Pieces for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, Op. 83 – 1-4. Movements
intermission
Bruch:
Eight Pieces for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, Op. 83 – 5-8. Movements
Brahms:
Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op. 114
Gábor Eckhardt (piano); György Déri (cello); Mihály Borbély (clarinet)

The power of alliteration should never be underestimated because it can even influence programme organizers. In this case, of course, the works are linked by more than the letter B of the composers. The pieces, all written for clarinet trio, are performed by three superlative teachers of the Liszt Academy. The name of Beethoven’s Gassenhauer Trio comes from its third movement, which is a series of variations on the melody of a popular opera. Bruch’s Eight Pieces is a far quieter work. The 1891 clarinet trio of Brahms is in fact an addendum to his oeuvre because the composer stated in 1890 that the String Quintet in G major he had just completed would be his last. However, this was precisely when he met the clarinettist Richard Mühlfeld, who so entranced him that he wrote several pieces for the musician. A friend of Brahms, Eusebius Mandyczewski, had this to say about the clarinet trio: “It is as though the instruments were in love with each other.”

Organizer: Liszt Academy Concert Centre

Tickets: HUF 2 500, 3 200