The training I received at the Academy was difficult and at times harsh, but those who survived the experience emerged as real musicians.

Sir Georg Solti
Paul McCreesh & Gabrieli Consort

22 January 2019, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Masters of Vocal Music

Paul McCreesh & Gabrieli Consort Presented by Liszt Academy

Purcell: King Arthur


Gabrieli Consort & Players
Anna Dennis, Mhairi Lawson, Rowan Pierce (soprano), Jeremy Budd, James Way (tenor), Ashley Riches (bass-baritone), Roderick Williams (baritone)
Conductor: Paul McCreesh

The genre of King Arthur (1691) by Henry Purcell is a semi-opera combining dance, song, prose and spectacular stage effects. The British ruler of legend does not have a vocal role but the work does feature a whole series of different mythological figures. The masterpiece by Purcell is played under the imposing direction of Paul McCreesh with the focus on orchestral and vocal interpretation. The specialist celebrated worldwide for period performances of Renaissance and Baroque music arrives at the Liszt Academy at the head of his own ensemble, Gabrieli Consort & Players, founded in 1982. From time to time, McCreesh and Gabrieli depart from their specialist periods and have proved themselves fine exponents of works by Berlioz and even Britten.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 3 700, 5 100, 6 500, 7 800, 8 600