I am not exaggerating when I say that, whatever I achieved as a musician, I owe more to Leó Weiner than to anyone else. ... To me, he remains an outstanding example of what a musician should be.

Sir Georg Solti
András Gábor Virágh & Márton Levente Horváth

3 December 2019, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Organ in the Centre

András Gábor Virágh & Márton Levente Horváth Presented by Liszt Academy

Liszt Academy's Organ then and now

Horváth Márton Levente: Libera nos a malo
Koessler: Suite for Violin and Organ – 1. Pastorale, 2. Elegie, 5. Fuge
Koessler: Allerseelen – Elegie for Oboe and Organ
Liszt: Prelude and Fugue for the B-A-C-H Theme


Kodály: Csendes mise (Low Mass) – Introitus, Kyrie, Gloria, Ite missa est
Koessler: Mass in F minor
András Gábor Virágh: Organ Sonata

Márton Levente Horváth, András Gábor Virágh (organ)
Featuring: Ádám Banda (violin), Nóra Salvi (oboe)
Béla Bartók Chamber Choir Szolnok (artistic director: Éva Molnár)

The name János Koessler most frequently crops up in books covering the history of Hungarian music in the 20th century as the teacher of composition at the Liszt Academy for both Bartók and Kodály. It is less well known that he played an important role in the life of the institution, his work as a teacher of organ playing was significant and he himself composed. The two young composer-organist teachers at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music pay tribute to him, playing his mass for women’s choir and organ that shows his mastery of sense of proportion, as well as his chamber music pieces. The atmosphere of the Liszt Academy in the 1900s fills the space again under the gilded laurel leaves, reviving the past of Hungarian organ music and the recently restored Voit organ of the Grand Hall, as well as showing the present of this important instrument. Márton Levente Horváth and András Gábor Virágh are partnered by two excellent instrumental soloists as well as the Szolnok Bartók Béla Chamber Choir commemorating their 50th anniversary.

The concert is followed by CODA – which is an informal conversation with the performers.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 1 900, 2 900, 3 900