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
From the Aristocratic Court to the Concert Hall

24 November 2019, 11.00-13.00

Solti Hall

Liszt Kidz Academy – Dance and Music

From the Aristocratic Court to the Concert Hall Presented by Liszt Academy

For 10-15-year-olds

Works by Charpentier, Feuillet, Händel and others

Simplicissimus Chamber Ensemble (artistic director: Zsombor Németh)
Dance: students of the Hungarian Dance Academy (coreographer: Rita Széll)
Moderator: Dániel Mona

What is music good for? The proper question should rather be, what is it not good for… We sing when happy, serenade when in love, listen to moving music when in sorrow, or join a concert when in need of replenishment. And then there’s dance! There is no dance without music, and the history of music would be poorer without dance. The autumn 2019 programme of Liszt Kidz Academy, the Liszt Academy series for young people, examines the connection between music and dance. Matinees complete with musicians and dancers reveal how dance music was transformed into classical music. The third programme in the series takes us back in time several hundred years when Simplicissimus Chamber Ensemble deliver the music of Renaissance and Baroque courts. Graceful movements, elegant costumes and strict dance etiquette accompany the music of royalty.




Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 1 900