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Liszt to Antal Augusz
Kurtág – Ligeti

18 February 2020, 19.00-21.00

Solti Hall

Here and Now

Kurtág – Ligeti Presented by Liszt Academy

Performer change

Ligeti: Horn Trio
intermission
György Kurtág
: Kafka-Fragmente, Op. 24

Anu Komsi (soprano), András Keller (violin), Szabolcs Zempléni (horn), László Borbély (piano)

Finnish coloratura-soprano Anu Komsi boasts an extremely broad repertoire. There is no music history era the iconic works of which do not feature regularly on her programme, whether by Baroque, First Viennese School or Romantic masters, but interestingly enough, the greater part of the list of her roles sung on stage are made up of works by composers active in the 20th and 21st century. The repertoire of this extraordinarily multifaceted artist includes pieces by the three most famous contemporary Hungarian composers, György Ligeti, György Kurtág and Péter Eötvös. At her first opera appearance she performed Ligeti’s grotesque Aventures, Nouvelles Aventures; following the première of György Kurtág’s highly influential Kafka Fragments she was the next singer to perform the work in concert, and she then made a recording from the composition; she recently sang the lead role in the Eötvös opera Lady Sarashina. András Keller is her partner in the Kafka Fragments; he also takes the stage in the company of Szabolcs Zempléni and Dénes Várjon in the Horn Trio, one of the key works in the Ligeti oeuvre.

 

Dear Audience! Due to illness of Dénes Várjon, László Borbély will be the pianist of the concert. Thank you for your kind understanding!

 

 

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Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre

Supporter:

National Cultural Fund of Hungary

Tickets:

HUF 2 900, 3 900

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