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
MÁV Symphony Orchestra

6 November 2019, 19.00-21.30

Grand Hall

MÁV Symphony Orchestra Presented by Liszt Academy

Shostakovich: Moscow, Cheryomushki, Op. 105 – Suite
Barber: Violin Concerto, Op. 14
Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27

Alexandre Dimcevski (violin)
MÁV Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Gergely Kesselyák

Gergely Kesselyák, who has been conductor of MÁV Symphony Orchestra for many years, has a particular affinity to Russian music and enjoys surprising audiences with unknown works. The great Russian composer of the 20th century Shostakovich is associated with many dramatic, indeed tragic works, and was not averse to the worlds of circus, jazz and operetta, too. His stage work Moscow, Cheryomushki (1959) represents the latter genre, presenting the lives of the residents of a new housing estate, and while it complied with all the political strictures of the time, it also evinced a refined irony. Rachmaninov’s Symphony No. 2 dates from a completely different period, the early years of the 20th century. It is a profoundly Russian work. The evening’s violin soloist, Alexandre Dimcevski performs the Violin Concerto written by Samuel Barber in 1934 is out-and-out American music.

Presented by

MÁV Symphony Orchestra


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