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
The Budapest Strings Chamber Orchestra

16 March 2019, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

The Budapest Strings Chamber Orchestra Presented by Liszt Academy

M. Haydn: String Quintet in C major
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 14 in E-flat major, K. 449
Mozart: Symphony No. 23 in D major, K. 181
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 15 in B-flat major, K. 450

Dezső Ránki (piano)
The Budapest Strings Chamber Orchestra (concertmaster: János Pilz, artistic director: Károly Botvay)

Mozart completed the Piano Concerto in E-flat major on 9 February 1784, and barely a month later he was applauded in Vienna as soloist in the Concerto in B-flat major. Mozart himself considered the latter a complex work not easy to play, and modern pianists also rank it as among the most difficult Mozart concertos. Naturally, the audience will sense nothing whatsoever of this since both compositions are performed by a true aficionado of Mozart music in Dezső Ránki. We get to enjoy the two concertos in the company of a pair of rarely played pieces. Budapest Strings perform an early Mozart symphony with an Italian inspiration and a chamber music variation of the Michael Haydn string quintet. For many years this piece was mistakenly attributed to Joseph Haydn because of its stylistic traits.



Presented by

Budapest Strings Chamber Orchestra


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