I am not exaggerating when I say that, whatever I achieved as a musician, I owe more to Leó Weiner than to anyone else. ... To me, he remains an outstanding example of what a musician should be.

Sir Georg Solti

16 November 2018, 19.30-21.30

Grand Hall



Recital by the Church Music Department

Selection from the winter feast music of the liturgical year
Gregorian hymns, antiphons and mass movements, early polyphonic music
Arrangements of Advent and Christmas chants by Du Fay, Josquin, Stoltzer, Porta, Lassus, Palestrina and G. Gabrieli
Movements from the Anna Hansen Schuman codex of Bratislava
Chorale transcriptions by Praetorius, Schein and Scheidt
Two choir pieces from Advent and Christmas with instrument accompaniment by Benedek Istvánffy
Organ cycles by L. Couperin, Reger, Tournemire, Messiaen and Dupré (excerpts)

Tamás Bódiss, Pál Enyedi, Márton Levente Horváth, György Merczel, János Mezei, Zoltán Mizsei, Dóra Pétery, Judit Rajk, András Soós (professors of the department)
Choir comprising current and former students of the Church Music Department
Chamber Orchestra comprising current and former students of the Liszt Academy

The various faculties of the university are showcased in the Workshops of the Liszt Academy series. On this occasion the Church Music Department performs music for the winter festive season, Advent, Christmas and Epiphany. Studies in church music were relaunched at the Liszt Academy in 1990, since when the department has become an independent arts and sciences workshop within the university. The programme is ecumenical: there is both Catholic and Protestant church music, as well as vocal and purely instrumental pieces. One can reckon on a true historical parade: Gregorian chant, early vocal polyphony, Franco-Flemish choral movements, Protestant choral arrangements, and works written for organ. Naturally, the concert includes not only international but also Hungarian church music in the form of two works by the 18th-century Hungarian composer Benedek Istvánffy. The performance reveals the talents of teachers of the Church Music Department as well as current and former students.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 1 600