The training I received at the Academy was difficult and at times harsh, but those who survived the experience emerged as real musicians.

Sir Georg Solti
Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok

26 January 2020, 11.00-13.00

Grand Hall

Understandable Music

Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok

Choir Music's Olympos

Tallis: Spem in alium
Tormis: Curse Upon Iron
Schoenberg: Friede auf Erden, Op. 13
Werle: Canzone 126 di Francesco Petrarca
Levente Gyöngyösi: Beati pauperes spiritu

Cantemus Mixed Choir (choirmaster: Soma Szabó)
Narrator and conductor: Gábor Hollerung

In essence, European choral music was born from counterpoints written around the extended sounds of Gregorian melodies. Its most important form of manifestation is sacred music, which with the beauty of its music and ever more complex structural mode is akin to a sacrifice on the holy altar. Tallis’s 40-part motet Spem in alium is a culmination of this phenomenon. This work remains to this day a standard and example for composers, and has proved an inspiration for Levente Gyöngyösi as well. In addition to the Tallis work, the concert also features the première of the 40-part motet by the Hungarian composer, a work that promises to be a sensation. ▪ In the wake of the Baroque and Classical eras, Romanticism rediscovered for itself independent vocal genres. The pinnacle of this period is associated with the name of Arnold Schönberg, known as the father of dodecaphony, although we look on the choral work Friede auf Erden (Peace on Earth) composed in his youth – alongside the motets of Richard Strauss – as the Tristan of Romantic choral music.




Presented by

Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok


HUF 2 300, 2 700