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
Danubia Orchestra Óbuda

13 November 2019, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Danubia Orchestra Óbuda Presented by Liszt Academy

Tchaikovsky / Ustvolskaya / Mozart

Tchaikovsky: Suite No. 4 in G major, Op. 61 (‘Mozartiana’)
Ustvolskaya: Symphonic Poem No. 1
Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551 (‘Jupiter’)

Danubia Orchestra Óbuda
Conductor: Gergely Vajda

There is always something to be surprised about with the Russians: so much poverty, suffering, longing, and yet so many brilliant creators, so many artistic souls, so many never-heard-before colours! Tchaikovsky erected tributes to his great idol Mozart in several works: his most fervent desire was to compose the same translucent, unforced music as his great predecessor. Shostakovich’s student, composer Galina Ustvolskaya, took a completely different path. She did not head west, but rather east: her unique tonalities and unexpected shifts are echoes of her great master as well as the unpredictable irrationality of the Russian landscape (not to mention the Communist era). She was an artist of near genius level who after gaining popularity in the West can be heard increasingly in Hungary, too.



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Danubia Orchestra Óbuda


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