2017.11.19 11.00

Solti Hall


kamara.hu – Chamber Music Festival of the Liszt Academy


Magic Mountain

Fantasiestücke, Op. 88
String Quartet No. 9 in E-flat major, Op. 117
Fairy Tale Pictures, Op. 113
Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15
Dénes Várjon, Roman Rabinovich (piano) Alexander Sitkovetsky (violin); Miklós Perényi, Marie-Elisabeth Hecker (cello) Escher String Quartet: Adam Barnett-Hart, Danbi Um (violin); Pierre Lapointe (viola); Brook Speltz (cello)

Schumann’s Phantasiestücke dates from 1840, ‘the year of songs’, in the happiest period of his life: this is when, after several years of struggle, the composer married Clara Wieck. As a contrast to Phantasiestücke, Shostakovich’s String Quartet in E-flat major is performed by Escher String Quartet, this year’s kamara.hu ‘resident’ quartet, in which there is an entire series of hidden meaning and deep symbolism. The imagination of Schumann is evoked in the character pieces Fairy Tale Pictures, played by Miklós Perényi and Dénes Várjon. The music of Smetana is not far from this fantasy world, characterized by an unlimited inner freedom similar to Schumann works.

Organizer: Liszt Academy Concert Centre

Tickets: HUF 2 500, 3 200