Budapest Spring Festival
Péter Frankl & István Várdai Recital
- Sonata No. 1 for Cello and Piano in B-flat major, Op. 45
- Sonata for Cello and Piano in A minor, D. 821 (‘Arpeggione’)
- 5 Pieces in Folk Style, Op.102
- Sonata for Cello and Piano in B-flat major, Op.8.
Péter Frankl (piano), István Várdai (cello)
This is a rendezvous of generations: István Várdai was born exactly fifty years later than Péter Frankl. The two great musicians first met in the spring of 2015, when they played all of Beethoven’s cello-piano sonatas. “It was a fantastic experience to travel Beethoven’s entire way in a single night. Despite the intervening fifty years, the harmony was complete between us. We obviously felt the music the same way,” said the pianist. At the Spring Festival, the two musicians provide a lavish overview of the 19th century cello-piano literature, from 1824 to 1899.
Organizer: Budapest Spring Festival, Liszt Academy Concert Centre
Tickets: HUF 2 000, 3 200, 4 500, 5 900