The point is to increase gradually the level of the understanding, cultivation and practice of musical art. This task falls particularly to the new Academy.

Liszt to Antal Augusz /4

17 November 2018, 19.30-21.00

Grand Hall


The Glass Bead Game

Haydn: String Quartet No. 33 in G minor, Hob. III:33
Veress: Hommage à Paul Klee


Beethoven: Variations in G major on Wenzel Müller’s Theme ‘Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu’, Op. 121a
Heinz Holliger: 2 Albumblätter, getuscht (for Ilse von Alpenheim) (premiere)
Kurtág: Signs, Games, Messages – In Nomine - all'ongherese; Einen Augenblick lang; ...ein Brief aus der Ferne an Ursula
Schumann: Piano Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 47


Artistic directors of the festival: Izabella Simon and Dénes Várjon
Alexander Janiczek, Anthony Marwood (violin), Jürg Dähler (viola), Ditta Rohmann (cello), Heinz Holliger (oboe, english horn), Roman Rabinovich, Izabella Simon, Dénes Várjon (piano)
Merel Quartet: Mary Ellen Woodside, Edouard Mätzener (violin), Alessandro D’Amico (viola), Rafael Rosenfeld (cello)
String Orchestra of the Liszt Academy (conductor: Heinz Holliger)’s busiest and certainly most diverse (genre-wise) day concludes with the concert in the Grand Hall. One of the principal intentions of artistic directors Izabella Simon and Dénes Várjon is clearly apparent in the programme; that is, to perform many different kinds of classical music in the company of modern works, thus engendering an entity that although full of contrasts embraces not only each concert but the festival as a whole. In this programme, it is worth paying particular attention to the name of Paul Klee featuring in the Veress work. Klee, just like Hesse, the thread that runs throughout the series, was a Swiss artist rated a most promising talent not only as a painter but violinist, too. His pictures are screened during the performance of the Veress piece. The Schumann creation is on the programme for a good reason: in opposition to ‘musical philistines’, the composer established his imaginary society, the so-called League of David, the requirements of which – purity and perfection – are echoed in the elite of The Glass Bead Game.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


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