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
Zoltán Fejérvári

13 February 2020, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Bach in Solo

Zoltán Fejérvári Presented by Liszt Academy

J. S. Bach: French Suite No. 1 in D minor, BWV 812
J. S. Bach: French Suite No. 2 in C minor, BWV 813
J. S. Bach: French Suite No. 3 in B minor, BWV 814
J. S. Bach: French Suite No. 4 in E-flat major, BWV 815
J. S. Bach: French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV 816
J. S. Bach: French Suite No. 6 in E major, BWV 817

Zoltán Fejérvári (piano)

The suite was the ‘entertaining’ genre of Baroque music. It comprised short, simply structured dance movements, which composers arranged in such a way that slow- and fast-paced, respectively odd- and even-beat dance types followed one another in a changing order to make up a coherent cycle. This instrumental genre first appeared in the history of European music in the early 16th century, with its culmination coming around the time when Johann Sebastian Bach was working, in whose oeuvre the suite is linked almost exclusively to a single creative period, and the only secular office of his career, the six years (1717–1723) he spent as court conductor in Köthen. It is likely that Bach composed the series that became known as the French Suites for his second wife, Anna Magdalena. The titling of the cycle did not come from the author and it is highly misleading: the French Suites do not only contain dances of Gallic origin, and Bach did not exclusively follow French patterns in this unique series comprising six pieces, which we hear in the Grand Hall in a performance by the young pianist Zoltán Fejérvári.

 

 

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre

Tickets:

HUF 3 900, 4 900, 5 900, 6 900