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
Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

14 February 2020, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Boccherini: Ritirata notturna di Madrid
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622
Mozart: Mass in C minor, K. 427

Gábor Varga (basset horn)
Orsolya Hajnalka Rőser, Gabriella Balga, Zoltán Megyesi, István Kovács (vocals)
Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir (choirmaster: Zoltán Pad)
Conductor: Carlo Montanaro

City sightseeing tour from ages past with Boccherini; a history of instruments adventure with Mozart and the ensemble’s principal clarinettist, Gábor Varga; and a remarkable mass that for some reason remained unfinished. The Mass in C minor is one of Mozart’s most significant works for the church, while the Et incarnatus est passage of the unfinished Credo movement was written for his wife Constanza. Indeed, she sang the part at its première in Salzburg. But what could the voice and singing skills of his young wife have been like? And in the same period, a good two thousand kilometres away in Spain, how did the beggars of Madrid dance the minuet and what did street singers sing about? This audience is guided through the streets of Madrid, Salzburg and Vienna by the always welcome guest conductor Carlo Montanaro.



Presented by

Hungarian Radio Art Groups


HUF 2 000, 3 000, 4 000, 5 000