2017.11.19 19.00

Solti Hall


kamara.hu – Chamber Music Festival of the Liszt Academy


Magic Mountain

Variations on a Schumann Theme, Op. 23
A Poet’s Love, Op. 48
Italian Serenade
Sextet in C major, Op. 37
Izabella Simon, Dénes Várjon (piano) Zoltán Megyesi (tenor); Muriel Cantoreggi (violin); Kim Kashkashian (viola); Miklós Perényi (cello) Csaba Klenyán (clarinet); Radovan Vlatković (horn) Escher String Quartet: Adam Barnett-Hart, Danbi Um (violin); Pierre Lapointe (viola); Brook Speltz (cello)

At a period in his life when he bordered on the insane, Schumann believed that Mendelssohn and Schubert were dictating those ‘Ghost Variations’ the subject of which provided the core for Brahms’s four-hand Schumann variations. In the wake of last year’s song cycles, the movingly beautiful Winterreise and the dramatic Frauenliebe und -Leben, this year Schumann’s A Poet’s Love adorns the series of song cycles on the kamara.hu programme. The second half of the concert opens with Hugo Wolf’s melodic, emotional Italian Serenade, and closes with Dohnányi’s unusual instrumental line-up in the Sextet in C major, to use the words of Dénes Várjon “as a liberating force, like a huge exhalation.”

Organizer: Liszt Academy Concert Centre

Tickets: HUF 2 500, 3 200