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
MÁV Symphony Orchestra

4 December 2019, 19.00-21.30

Grand Hall

MÁV Symphony Orchestra

Ravel: Ma mère l'oye
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78 (‘Organ’)

Gábor Farkas (piano)
MÁV Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Charles Dutoit

One of the sensations of the 2019 Master Season Ticket series of MÁV Symphony Orchestra was the guest appearance of Charles Dutoit, a genuine, world-famous star conductor and former music director of several top international orchestras. Two French ‘core works’ feature on the programme: Ravel’s gloriously beautiful fairy tale music and the famous organ symphony by Saint-Saëns, during which the audience can revel in the sound of the recently reconstructed, magnificent organ of the Liszt Academy. Dutoit really loves Mozart, but not in the usual way: he showcases not the Rococo fragile delicacy but the drama lying deep within the music. From this aspect, the choice of the Piano Concerto in D minor, written around the same time as, and similar in spirit to, the opera Don Giovanni, is perfect.

Presented by

MÁV Symphony Orchestra

Tickets:

HUF 4 500, 5 000, 5 500