Please allow me that, apart from my regrettable ignorance of the Hungarian language, I remain Magyar in my heart and soul from birth to the grave. As a consequence, I earnestly wish to further the progress of Hungarian music.

Liszt to Antal Augusz
Ági Jámbor Memorial Recital

13 October 2019, 19.30-22.00

Solti Hall

Ági Jámbor Memorial Recital

J. S. Bach: Partita No. 1 in B-flat major, BWV 825
Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 17 in C major, K. 296
J. S. Bach: Preludium and Fugue in E-flat major, BWV 552
Ági Jámbor Songs
Schumann: Six Studies in Canonic form (transcription by Claude Debussy)
Chopin: Polonaise-Fantasie, Op. 61
J. S. Bach: B minor partita, BWV 1002 - 1. Allemande, 2. Double, 3. Courente, 4. Double (transcription for marimba)
J. S. Bach: Cello Suite No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012 – 4. Sarabande, 5. Gavotte I, 6. Gavotte II (transcription for marimba)
Bizet-Sammut: Carmen Fantasy – 3. Prelude of Act 1

Kristóf Baráti (violin), Katalin Károlyi (vocals), Klára Würtz (piano), Dániel Láposi (marimba)
Host: Zsuzsa Kertész

Concert pianist, musicologist, Bach researcher and remarkable musician personality Ági Jámbor was born in Budapest in 1909. Her teachers included Edwin Fischer, Zoltán Kodály and Alfred Cort. In 1928, she won the Brahms Prize in Berlin, and in 1937 she received a prize at the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw. She and her husband emigrated to the US in 1947. She debuted as a concert pianist at the Phillips Gallery. She taught at Washington University, gave concerts, appeared at orchestral recitals across America, and played with the Philadelphia Orchestra and National Orchestra. She learned to play the marimba and gave recitals of Bach works on this xylophone-like instrument.

“It doesn’t matter whether I take the music to somebody’s home or I play in a concert hall. It’s all the same until the point when the composer pummels my head because I am playing poorly. I love playing.” (Ágnes Jámbor)

Presented by

House of Hungarians Budapest


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