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

Liszt to Ödön Mihalovich
Csaba Klenyán & Hungarian Quartet

12 February 2020, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Four by Four+1

Csaba Klenyán & Hungarian Quartet Presented by Liszt Academy

Performer change

Bartók: String Quartet No. 3, BB 93
Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115
Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D. 810 (‘Death and the Maiden’)

Hungarian Quartet: András Keller, Zsófia Környei (violin), Gábor Homoki (viola), László Fenyő (cello)
Featuring: Csaba Klenyán (clarinet)

The Hungarian Quartet, integrating the know-how and talent of three generations of domestic musicians, set as their goal the renewal of the tradition – devoid of superficialities yet extremely human – of Hungarian string quartet playing. In choosing their name, the formation declared their intention to continue the work of the Hungarian String Quartet founded in 1935 by Sándor Végh and later led by Zoltán Székely, which broke up in 1972. In truth, however, they are also making a reference to the roots of the world-famous Budapest quartet playing, because the legendary chamber music grouping active between 1909 and 1946, hallmarked by the names of Imre Waldbauer and Jenő Kerpely, conquered domestic and foreign audiences also under the name Hungarian String Quartet. At this concert by the new Hungarian ‘superquartet’, after the String Quartet No. 3 by Béla Bartók, Johannes Brahms’s late clarinet quintet is performed together with Csaba Klenyán. The second half of the evening is devoted to a quartet by Franz Schubert, another resident of Vienna, in the harrowing slow movement of the piece Schubert uses his own song Death and the Maiden.

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

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 2 500, 3 300, 4 100, 4 900