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Sir Georg Solti
Balázs Szokolay & Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra

13 April 2019, 19.30-21.30

Grand Hall

Budapest Spring Festival

Balázs Szokolay & Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra

Bach Complete Piano Concertos

J. S. Bach: Piano Concerto in E major, BWV 1053
J. S. Bach: Piano Concerto in A major, BWV 1055
J. S. Bach: Piano Concerto in D major, BWV 1054
J. S. Bach: Piano Concerto in G minor, BWV 1058

intermission

J. S. Bach: Piano Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056
J. B. Bach: Piano Concerto in F major, BWV 1057
J. S. Bach: Piano Concerto in D minor, BWV 1052

Balázs Szokolay (piano)
Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra (artistic director: Péter Tfirst)

Seven concertos, twenty-one movements: Bach’s entire solo concertos scored for the keyboard instrument, all performed in a single evening. Compositions played by Balázs Szokolay are outstandingly important pieces of the piano concert genre and their pioneering character is not diminished by the fact that none of the compositions was originally made for the keyboard instrument; rather, they are arrangements of earlier violin and oboe concertos. Some experts do not rule out the possibility that Bach improvized the very first performances of these works by glancing at scores of earlier pieces, and the notation tried to give back something of those experiences of improvizing. This unusual undertaking by Balázs Szokolay and Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra is a continuation of an earlier concert in which the ensemble and artist, alongside three young pianists – Diána Szőke, István Lajkó and Imre Dani – performed Bach’s entire concertos for two, three and four harpsichords.

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Budapest Spring Festival

Tickets:

HUF 1 200, 1 700, 2 800, 3 800