2017.11.18 19.00

Solti Hall

Mihalovich Songs

Mihalovich Songs

Concert in memorian Ödön Michalovich, composer and director of the Liszt Academy born 175 years ago

Mihalovich:
In Liebeslust
Mihalovich:
Nur dich allein
Mihalovich:
Winternacht
Mihalovich:
Bitte
Mihalovich:
Nachtreise
Mihalovich:
Frühlingsnacht - premiere
Mihalovich:
Komm o Nacht
Mihalovich:
Nachtgang - premiere
Mihalovich:
Nachtlied
Mihalovich:
In der Mondnacht
intermission
Mihalovich:
Szeretném itt – premiere
Mihalovich:
Waldnacht
Mihalovich:
Du bist wie eine Blume
Mihalovich:
Liebeslied
Mihalovich:
Fichtenbaum – premiere
Mihalovich:
Der Verrath – premiere
Mihalovich:
Im Herzen trüb
Mihalovich:
Du weisst wohl nicht
Mihalovich:
Einen Menschen
Mihalovich:
O, wie wonnig - duet
Lilla Horti, Ildikó Megyimórecz (soprano); Attila Erdős (baritone); Bence Pataki (bass) Emese Virág (piano) Programme director: Sándor Kovács Artistic director: Éva Marton

Ödön Mihalovich wrote himself into the annals of cultural history as one of the most imposing figures in Hungary’s music life: under his direction from 1887-1919, the Liszt Academy became a world-class institution. At the time he took over there were six departments and he added virtually all the others that are operating to this day. Furthermore, he established the organizational structure of teaching that represents the foundation for the functioning of the Liszt Academy today. Mihalovich not only contracted the teachers, for instance, Bartók and Kodály, but he also fought hard to get civil servant status and pay for them, as well as pension rights. Although he is little known as a composer today, in his day he was popular as an adherent of the path marked out by Wagner and Liszt. His unique songs are performed by four most excellent vocalists of the Liszt Academy under the artistic direction of Éva Marton, professor emerita. Listeners are swept back to the world of the Liszt Academy of a century ago by Sándor Kovács, music historian and recipient of the Knight’s Order of the Republic of Hungary.

Organizer: Liszt Academy Concert Centre

Sponsor: MMA

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