Our task is to form veritable talents who possess the necessary gifts to become masters, without attending to the ungifted mediocrity.

Liszt to Giovanni Sgambati
Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

6 April 2020, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra


Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Op. 33a
Liszt: Deux légendes
György Orbán: Cantico di Frate Sole 
Debussy: La Mer

Eszter Sümegi (vocals)
Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Gergely Vajda

When considering nature’s inexhaustible energy and gigantic power, then perhaps the first thing that comes to mind is the sea. It is also perfectly understandable that the sight of never-ending movement, the incomprehensibly massive mass of water is always closely tied to the concept of creation. We find the three faces of the sea in the music of Liszt, Debussy and Britten, but all three faces make infinity slightly clearer. György Orbán called the text of his Hymn to the Sun a “cosmic thanksgiving prayer”, which understands, and makes comprehensible, the world created by God through wonderful metaphors.



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