The two Hungarians not only played music, they were themselves the music – in every nerve – down to their fingertips.

Adelheid von Schorn on Reményi and Liszt
Concerto Budapest

18 January 2020, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Concerto Budapest

Dukas: La péri
Bernstein: Serenade
intermission
Mussorgsky–Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition

Charlotte Saluste-Bridoux (violin)
Concerto Budapest
Conductor: Zoltán Rácz

Persian mythology, the philosophical dialogues of the ancient Greeks and Russian paintings all served as catalysts for inspiration when composers set down on score sheets the compositions featuring in this concert programme. Paul Dukas chose the airy spirit of Persian and Armenian mythology when it came to penning his ballet poem in 1911, whereas Leonard Bernstein’s Serenade completed in 1954 undertook nothing less than setting Plato’s famous Symposium to music. The dialogue on the nature and origin of love by Socrates, Aristophanes and their fellows is largely mediated by the solo violin, to the extent that the Serenade is sometimes characterized as a violin concerto in disguise. Soloist of Serenade is Charlotte Saluste-Bridoux, who although still young has a long list of competition victories and important debuts behind her. ▪ The concert conducted by Zoltán Rácz winds up with a true hit, Pictures at an Exhibition. Mussorgsky’s imagination was inspired by the paintings of his friend Viktor Hartmann, who died at an early age. However, the work also serves as a composer’s self-portrait since, as Mussorgsky put it: “My physiognomy can be seen in the interludes.”

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