The most important class, however, for me and for hundreds of other Hungarian musicians, was the chamber-music class. From about the age of fourteen, and until graduation from the Academy, all instrumentalists except the heavy-brass players and percussionists had to participate in this course. Presiding over it for many years was the composer Leó Weiner, who thus exercised an enormous influence on three generations of Hungarian musicians.

Sir Georg Solti

8 February 2020, 19.00-21.00

Solti Hall

Winterreise/1 Presented by Liszt Academy

Schubert: Winterreise, D. 911

Emőke Baráth (soprano), Anastasia Razvalyaeva (harp)
Director: Eszter Novák
Scenery: Balázs Balogh, Zsolt Czakó, Edit Zeke

Schubert composed his song cycle Winter Journey in 1827, one year before his death. The original work with tragic overtone from start to finish was initially designed for tenor and piano accompaniment, although it is frequently performed by baritones and bass vocalists as well. Over the past few years, here in Budapest we have heard many arrangements of the piece which enjoys popularity despite its melancholic atmosphere; it has been performed in the original tenor variation as well as rearranged for symphony orchestra. Eighteen months ago, Emőke Baráth – one of the foremost Hungarian singers of our day, an artist who has achieved unparalleled successes abroad and at home – undertook to perform the late masterpiece by Schubert, accompanied by harpist Anastasia Razvalyaeva. Director Eszter Novák’s work ensures that the song cycle known in the overwhelming majority of cases as a male drama comes before the audience with a totally authentic female perspective. The production that debuted to great acclaim in 2018 now returns to the stage of Solti Hall on two occasions.



Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 3 500