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

30 March 2020, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

MÁV Symphony Orchestra


Guilmant: Organ Symphony No. 2 in A major, Op. 91
Bach-Stokowski: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
Albinoni: Adagio in G minor
O. Respighi: Fontane di Roma (The Fountains of Rome), P. 106

Martin Baker (organ)
MÁV Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Daniel Boico

Daniel Boico, conductor born in Israel, has guided MÁV Symphony Orchestra as guest conductor on several occasions. He grew up in Paris and America, his teacher of conducting in St. Petersburg was Ilya Musin, the legendary professor, who also raised Valery Gergiev, among others. He is winner of international conducting competitions, a familiar face in concert halls in Berlin, New York, San Francisco, Tel Aviv, and Taiwan, and he has worked with stars such as Itzhak Perlman, Daniel Barenboim and Gil Shaham. ▪ As well as MÁV Symphony Orchestra, who in 2020 celebrate the 75th anniversary of their formation, Martin Baker once again sits at the keyboard of the Liszt Academy organ. The artist acknowledged the world over as a superb concert organist is music director, organist and choral conductor of Westminster Cathedral. His brilliant improvizational technique won him first prize at the improvization competition of the 1997 St. Albans International Organ Festival. ▪ French composer Alexandre Guilmant is also lied among the ‘greats’ by his breath-taking improvizations and significant compositional oeuvre that expanded the organ repertoire. He composed virtually exclusively for his instrument. Thus, for example, he wrote numerous solo sonatas for organ, of which the Symphony No. 2 in A major was created out of the eighth after an arrangement for orchestra and organ.

Presented by

Filharmónia Hungary


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