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
Concerto Budapest

15 February 2019, 19.30-21.30

Grand Hall

Concerto Budapest

Haydn: The Creation, Hob. XXI:2

Katalin Szutrély (soprano), Gyula Rab (tenor), Miklós Sebestyén (bass-baritone)
Purcell Choir (artistic director: György Vashegyi)
Concerto Budapest
Conductor: András Keller

“Yesterday, the distinguished Herr Doctor and Director of Music Haydn left here for Buda, so that at the summons of Her Imperial Crown Princess Palatine he can have his master work known under the title ‘The Creation’ sung and played ...” the Viennese Magyar Hírmondó reported in February 1800, announcing that less than two years after the first private performance of The Creation, and a year after the first public performance of the oratorio in Vienna, the near 68-year-old maestro and his already famous work had left for Pest-Buda. It was here in the city that he directed the very first performance in Hungary of The Creation on 8 March, the evening before the birthday of Palatine Joseph. Since then, the Haydn oratorio, a superb musical representation of the story of Genesis, has become a consistent part of concert life in Hungary, and for the last few years it has been back on the repertoire of András Keller and Concerto Budapest.



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