My friends are those who haunt the Ideal; there, dear friend, we 'recognize' each other, and shall always do so…

Liszt to Ödön Mihalovich
Zsuzsa Elekes

11 February 2020, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Organ in the Centre

Zsuzsa Elekes Presented by Liszt Academy

J. S. Bach: Musikalisches Opfer, BWV 1079 – Ricercar a 6
Huzella: Epilogue (B-A-C-H)
Volker Bräutigam: Epitaph für Maximilian Kolbe (in Gedanken an das Ricercare à 6 aus dem Musikalischen Opfer von J. S. Bach)
Karg-Elert: Jesu, meine Freude – symphonic chorale, Op. 87/2
Bunk: Legende, Op. 29
Antalffy-Zsiross: Esti dal (Evening Song)
Jongen: Sonata eroïca, Op. 94

Zsuzsanna Elekes (organ)

The international career of Zsuzsa Elekes was launched with her victory at the International Bach Competition in Leipzig in 1980; since then she has given several hundred recitals in churches, concert halls and major festivals in virtually every country in Europe. In the meantime, as a teacher at the Béla Bartók Music High School in Budapest, she has initiated hundreds of students into the mysteries of the queen of instruments over some three decades and recorded 15 solo albums of the finest organ works by Bach, Liszt, the German Romantics and 20th century Hungarian composers. This programme features principally those works that are rarely or never performed in concert. In the first half, there is a grandiose Bach piece plus a real curiosity: a composition by Elek Huzella written in memory of a friend who died in the 1956 Revolution. After the break, the public can hear creations dating from around the time of the construction of the magical Voit organ in the Liszt Academy, but the Belgian Jongen’s French-style heroic sonata evoking the Romantic style similarly finds the perfect milieu within the walls decked in gilded laurel wreaths of the Grand Hall.

The concert is followed by CODA – which is an informal conversation with the performers.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 1 800, 2 300, 2 900

Season ticket:

Organ in the Centre Spring 2020

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