Liszt Kidz Academy – Heroes, Fairies, Clowns
- J. S. Bach:
- Hercules at the Crossroads – cantata, BWV 213
Heroes, fairies and clowns take centre stage in the Liszt Kidz concert series this autumn for 10-15-year-olds (not to mention their parents and grandparents). In the first production we were introduced to a legendary water nymph through a romantic flute sonata, while this time we get to spend an hour in the company of one of the mightiest heroes of Greek mythology, Hercules himself. Moreover, this hero is introduced by no less a composer than Johann Sebastian Bach, who composed the cantata for the 11th birthday of the son of the Elector of Saxony. Hercules at the Crossroads – this is the title of the work and for once it is not about some heroic act of Hercules but rather whether the young champion will take the path of pleasure or virtue. The decision is far from simple but we have assistance from the fine cellist Balázs Máté and Aura Musicale playing period instruments.
Organizer: Liszt Academy Concert Centre
Sponsor: National Cultural Fund of Hungary
Tickets: HUF 1 400