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
Wild Animals in Music

22 March 2020, 11.00-12.30

Solti Hall

Liszt Kidz Academy – Music in Nature

Wild Animals in Music Presented by Liszt Academy

For 10-15-year-olds

Time change

Tchaikovsky: The Seasons, Op. 37a – September
Paganini: Caprice No. 9 in E major (‘Hunt’)
Johann Strauss Jr.: The Gypsy Baron – Zsupán's Aria
Schumann: Waldszenen, Op. 82 – Jäger auf der Lauer (Hunters on the lookout)
Lajos Papp: Animal Pictures - Kangoroos, Dream of a lion, Galloping zebras
Vinter: Hunter's Moon
Bartók: 9 Little Pieces for Piano, BB 90 – Marcia delle bestie 
Mancini: The Pink Panther
József Pécsi: Bedtime Story
Copland: The Cat and the Mouse

Gábor Eckhardt, Katalin Alter (piano), Csongor Korossy-Khayll (violin), Attila Szűcs (baritone), Mónika Kasza (horn), Szonja Fehér (bassoon)
Moderator: Dániel Mona

We have no idea how music actually came about but many believe that at some time in the distant past, man discovered the beauty of the voices of nature and tried to mimic them with his own tools. However it happened, in the artistic music also called ‘classical’, nature always played an important role, as did the question of how the world around us can be evoked with the help of music. ▪ In the spring semester, the youth concert seriesorganized by the Liszt Academy, Liszt Kidz Academy, examines the relationship between music and nature. After birds and insects we are brought down to earth and into the forest, but in this, the third concert, it is not the whispering of trees and the call of the stag that is being investigated, but the varied and plentiful music of game and hunters. Naturally, the horn, instrument of the hunt, stands at the forefront of the programme; for a long time it was not even used in composed music but it functioned outdoors as a tool to rally the hunt during the chase. The chief players in the recital include Gábor Eckhardt, teacher of piano at the Liszt Academy well-known for his youth concerts and his fellow musicians.



Dear Audience,

We regret to inform our audience that the 22 March 2020 date of the Wild Animals in Music has been changed! The concert will be held 13 December 2020 3:00 pm at the Solti Hall with the same programme! Tickets and season tickets purchased for 22 March 2020 are valid for 13 December 2020.

Thank you for your kind understanding!

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 1 900

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Liszt Kidz Academy - Music in Nature