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
Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

24 April 2019, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra Presented by Liszt Academy

Beethoven: Fidelio – overture, Op. 72
Beethoven: 3. Leonore – overture, Op. 72b


Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125

Orsolya Rőser, Judit Németh, Péter Balczó, Mihálx Kálmándy (vocals)
Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir (choirmaster: Zoltán Pad)
Conductor: Tamás Vásáry

A symphony, the manuscript of which was declared in 2001 part of UNESCO's Memory of the World Register, alongside such items as James Cook’s ship’s log for 1768–71 and the 180,000-piece papyrus collection in the Austrian National Library; and an opera overture, which in the last 100 years has frequently been performed as an intermezzo of the second act of the work, and which according to Bence Szabolcsi, “portrays and relays the message of the opera more perfectly than the opera itself ...”: both of these hugely significant works go far beyond themselves, having impacted musical thinking for 200 years; and both works quite perfectly fit the end of a cycle dedicated to the music of Beethoven.

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