2018.04.15 11.00

Solti Hall

The Superfluous Viola

Liszt Kidz Academy

The Superfluous Viola

For 10-15-year-olds

J. S. Bach:
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6. in B-flat major, BWV 1051 – 1st Movement
44 Duos for 2 Violins, BB 104 – excerpts (transcription for 2 Violas)
Serenade in C major, Op. 10 – 2st Movement
String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96 (‘The American’) – 1st Movement
String Quintet in C minor, K. 406 – 1st Movement
J. S. Bach:
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat major, BWV 1051 – 3st Movement
Péter Bársony & students of Viola Department of the Liszt Academy: Jessica Kindlinger, Zsófia Zsótér, Kinga Dauner, Péter Bor, Guilherme Cardoso Bomfim Kruppa String Quartet: Bálint Kruppa, Éva Osztrosits (violin); András Kurgyis (viola); János Fejérvári (cello) Chamber Orchestra based on the students of the Liszt Academy Narrator: Gábor Eckhardt

What is a viola doing in the orchestra if it rarely gets a melody and it does not play the bass part either? Why is a conductor needed when sometimes the orchestra gets along fine without him or her? What do opera directors do and would they be missed by the singers and audience if they were not there? What is the role of the score in classical music when many music cultures (folk music, jazz, Gregorian etc.) managed and still manage without it? These are the questions tackled by the Liszt Academy’s series for younger audiences; for the fourth time, Liszt Prize winner viola player Péter Bársony and his Liszt Academy students provide an insight into the fantastic world of the viola. We find out what the viola can do better than the violin (or the cello), and why it is that although the greatest number of musician jokes are about viola players, and they have an apparently subordinate role in music, in fact many great composers, for example, Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Mendelssohn and Hindemith, when they could, all played the viola. Gábor Eckhardt, who teaches piano at the Liszt Academy, takes on the role of narrator.

Organizer: Liszt Academy Concert Centre

Tickets: HUF 1 400