Liszt is to piano playing what Euclid is to geometry.

Alan Walker
MÁV Symphony Orchestra

31 January 2019, 19.00-21.30

Grand Hall

MÁV Symphony Orchestra

Haydn: The Deserted Island – overture, Hob. Ia:13
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61
Mozart: Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major, K. 543

Antal Zalai (violin)
MÁV Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Daniel Boico

This concert offers an insight into the age of the First Viennese School, with one work each by the three greatest composers of the time. Joseph Haydn, who mentored both Mozart and Beethoven, was court conductor and composer for the family of Prince Esterházy for nearly 30 years. His marvellous oeuvre is in large part attributable to the fact that his art patron prince allowed him to work with the most accomplished musicians of the day. The Desert Island is a Haydn opera performed in Eszterháza in 1799; its orchestral prelude opens the recital. This is followed by Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major and Mozart’s Symphony in E-flat major. The latter is one of the last three symphonies written by Mozart and can be considered a summation of his symphonic art. Soloist for the evening is Antal Zalai, who went on from the Liszt Academy to complete studies at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels. He has been invited to perform in London, Vienna, New York, Moscow, Geneva and Brussels. He has recorded nearly ten CDs, including all of Bartók’s works for solo violin. In 2018, Israeli conductor Daniel Boico first appeared in Hungary at a hugely successful concert by MÁV Symphony Orchestra.

Presented by

MÁV Symphony Orchestra

Tickets:

HUF 4 500, 5 000, 5 500