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
MÁV Symphony Orchestra

21 March 2020, 19.00-21.30

Grand Hall

MÁV Symphony Orchestra

Russian Recital

Cancelled

Lyadov: Polonaise in C major, Op. 49
Glazunov: Concert Waltz No. 2, Op. 51
Stravinsky: The Firebird – Suite (transcription from 1919)
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30

Yury Favorin (piano)
MÁV Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Alim Shakh

Alim Shakh is a regular guest conductor with the MÁV Symphony Orchestra. He was a student of the legendary Ilya Musin, founder of the St. Petersburg school of conducting. Today, he teaches there and holds masterclasses around the world. His programme provides an overview of the works of the post-Tchaikovsky Russian generation of composers. ▪ Anatoly Lyadov studied under Mussorgsky, he nurtured close relations with The Five, a famous group of Russian composers, and later he was appointed director of the St. Petersburg Conservatory. Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov was a student of Rimsky-Korsakov. He moved to Paris in 1928. Igor Stravinsky ranks as one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. His fame rests on the ballet music Firebird that debuted in Paris, which he later rearranged as an orchestral suite. Sergei Rachmaninov was a highly acclaimed pianist of his age; he spent the second half of his life in America. Of his three piano concertos, the third is rarely performed due to its unspeakably challenging nature although it is rich in expression and melodic invention, and it makes for an extremely impressive concert work thanks to the complex interplay of the solo instrument and orchestra.

 

 

Presented by

MÁV Symphony Orchestra

Tickets:

HUF 4 500, 5 000, 5 500