My friends are those who haunt the Ideal; there, dear friend, we 'recognize' each other, and shall always do so…

Liszt to Ödön Mihalovich
JUDIT RAJK & BERLIN PHILHARMONIC CHAMBER SOLOISTS

28 September 2018, 19.00-21.00

Solti Hall

HERE AND NOW

JUDIT RAJK & BERLIN PHILHARMONIC CHAMBER SOLOISTS

Remembrances, Remembrance Noises

Schnittke: Piano Quartet in A minor (after Mahler’s fragment)
Wellesz: Geistliches Lied, Op. 23
György Kurtág: The Ligatura of Bálint Varga
György Kurtág: S.K. Remembrance Noise (to the poems by Dezső Tandori), Op. 12
Mahler: Piano Quartet in A minor

intermission

Borodin: Three Romances
Schumann: Piano Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 47

 

Judit Rajk (alto)
Berlini Philharmonic Chamber Soloists: Cornelia Gartemann (violin), Naoko Shimizu (viola), Knut Weber (cello), Özgür Aydın (piano)

The piano quartet fragment written by Gustav Mahler in his youth as a conservatory student came to light many decades after the death of the composer and became an integral part of the concert repertoire virtually overnight. Only the opening movement of the piece, which Mahler had planned to have several movements, was ever completed: Mahler sketched out just 24 bars of the continuation. More than a century later, this fragment attracted the interest of Alfred Schnittke. Since there was no opportunity to supplement or reconstruct the piece, Schnittke set about creating a new composition around the tentative shoots of the Mahler movement. He himself formulated the fascinating paradox of the undertaking thus: “I tried to remember something that had never been created.” György Kurtág’s song cycle S. K. Remembrance Noise, written for vocals and violin, examines in an ironic and philosophical way the traps inherent in remembering. Judit Rajk and chamber soloists from the Berlin Philharmonic reveal the astonishingly rich fabric of works, composers, ages and genres.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre

Tickets:

HUF 2 500

Season ticket:

Here and Now 2018 Autumn