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
Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok

22 March 2020, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok

Zombola, Schumann, Schubert

Cancelled

Péter Zombola: Symphony No. 1 (‘As a Souvenir’)
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
Schubert: Mass in E-flat major, D. 950

Dezső Ránki (piano)
Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok
Purcell Choir (choirmaster: György Vashegyi)
Conductor: Gábor Hollerung

First up in this concert is Péter Zombola’s Symphony No. 1. Winner of the Erkel Ferenc Prize, this young contemporary composer has debuted many works at music festivals in Hungary and abroad, and he has been presented with several awards for composition. ▪ The middle work is the only piano concerto completed by Robert Schumann. The great Romantic composer made a start on writing it in 1841, although years earlier he had formulated the concept for a work in which virtuoso piano play would not compete with the orchestra but rather collaborate with it. ▪ Franz Schubert wrote a total of six masses, the last one being the Mass in E-flat major. He completed it just months before his death so he never actually heard it performed in public. It is a dynamic, grandiose composition in which soloists have a lesser role, with the large choral masses being decisive.

 

 

Presented by

Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok

Tickets:

HUF 3 000, 3 500, 4 000