The most important class, however, for me and for hundreds of other Hungarian musicians, was the chamber-music class. From about the age of fourteen, and until graduation from the Academy, all instrumentalists except the heavy-brass players and percussionists had to participate in this course. Presiding over it for many years was the composer Leó Weiner, who thus exercised an enormous influence on three generations of Hungarian musicians.

Sir Georg Solti
Szabolcs Szamosi & Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra

30 January 2019, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Szabolcs Szamosi & Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra Presented by Liszt Academy

Keyboard Concerto

Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Poulenc: Organ Concerto in G minor
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78 (‘Organ’)

Szabolcs Szamosi (organ)
Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Zsolt Hamar

The Hungarian National Philharmonic programme sweeps the audience into the magical empire of French music. The chosen works are full of energy, variation, dynamism and virtuosity – and they also provide the ideal backdrop to reveal the scale of the Liszt Academy’s recently restored organ. The Claude Debussy piece awards the leading part to the flute; the instrument is given a particular character by the dream-like prelude and descending melody. The speciality of Poulenc’s work lies in the way the majestic colours of the organ blend into the orchestra’s tone. Finally, the ‘Organ’ symphony was written in tribute to Ferenc Liszt.

Presented by

Filharmónia Hungary


HUF 2 900, 3 900, 4 900