The least important are not forbidden to dream of great things, and even modestly to aim at them, according to the measure of their abilities.

Liszt to Antal Augusz
Kodály 137

16 December 2019, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Kodály 137 Presented by Liszt Academy

Kodály: Seven Piano Pieces, Op. 11– 6. Székely nóta (Székely Tune)
Kodály: Four Songs – 2. Nausikaa
Kodály: Hungarian Folk Music – 8. A rossz feleség (The heartless wife)
Kodály: Dances of Marosszék
Kodály: Kádár Kata (Mother, Listen)
Kodály: Seven Piano Pieces, Op. 11 – 2. Székely keserves (Székely Lament)
Kodály-Pál Gyulai: Este (Evening)
Jonatán Zámbó: [New composition]
Kodály: Új esztendőt köszöntő (A Christmas Carol)
Dániel Dobos: 'Regős' song
Kodály: Semmit ne bánkódjál (Cease your Bitter Weeping)
Kodály: Esti dal (Evening Song)

Bernadett Fodor, Szilvia Rálik (vocals), Gergely Kovács (piano)
Alma Mater Choir
Conductor: Csaba Somos

Naturally enough, the birthday of Zoltán Kodály is cause for celebration in the Liszt Academy even when it is not a milestone anniversary, since in him we honour a formative figure of Hungarian music, national culture and, indeed, the university itself. This year, on the evening of the 137th anniversary of his birth, piano works, songs and choral pieces burnish still further the already vivid memory of Kodály. The concert programme includes two brand-new works from two young composers with close ties to the Liszt Academy: Dániel Dobos, who triumphed at last year’s Bartók World Competition composer round, and Jonatán Zámbó who has a long run of successes at other competitions. Or put another way, from Kodály’s ‘great grandchildren or great-great grandchildren’, because it is not only pianist and violinist teaching at the Liszt Academy that has an amazing, uninterrupted tradition.




Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 1 900