2017.10.15 11.00

Solti Hall

The Water Nymph

Liszt Kidz Academy – Heroes, Fairies, Clowns

The Water Nymph

For 10-15-year-olds

Haydn:
Mermaid Song, Hob.XXVIa:25 (transcription by Noémi Győri)
Reinecke:
Sonata for Flute and Piano in E minor, op. 167 („Undine”)
Tibor Szemző:
Water miracle (1982/83)
Ravel:
Gaspard de la nuit - 1. Ondine
Gershwin:
The Lorelei (transcription by Noémi Győri)
Narrator and featuring: Noémi Győri (flute); Katalin Csillagh (piano)

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). The heroes and heroines of ancient myths were always favourite figures in classical music, being evoked in countless operas, cantatas and even instrumental pieces. However, composers were inspired not only by heroes like the Greek Hercules but boastful figures such as János Háry or bittersweet clowns like Pierrot. Another example might be the water nymph Undine, who wished for an immortal soul which could be acquired only through the love of a man. Carl Reinecke, a major Romantic composer, developed the story in a full sonata for flute and piano. The work and the tragic tale are performed and narrated by Noémi Győri and Katalin Csillagh.

 

 

Organizer: Liszt Academy Concert Centre

Sponsor: National Cultural Fund of Hungary

Tickets: HUF 1 400