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
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir & English Baroque Soloists

23 April 2020, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Masters of Vocal Music

Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir & English Baroque Soloists Presented by Liszt Academy

Monteverdi's sacred and secular music


Monteverdi: O ciechi, il tanto affaticar che giova?, SV 252
Monteverdi: Dixit Dominus II (‘concertato’), SV 264
Monteverdi: Confitebor tibi domine III (‘stile alla franzese’), SV 267
Monteverdi: Salve Regina I (Audi coelum), SV 283
Monteverdi: Beatus vir I, SV 268
Monteverdi: Hor che ’l ciel e la terra e ’l vento tace
Monteverdi: Lamento della Ninfa, SV 163
Monteverdi: Sestina: Lagrime d’amante al sepolcro dell’amata, SV 111
Monteverdi: Ballo delle ingrate, SV 167 – excerpts

Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists
Vocal Soloists: Francesca Boncompagni, Anna Dennis, Julia Doyle, Mariana Flores, Silvia Frigato (soprano), Francesca Biliotti (alto), Michal Czerniawski (countertenor), Sean Clayton, Peter Davoren, Gareth Treseder, Zachary Wilder (tenor), Alex Ashworth, Gianluca Buratto, John Taylor Ward (bass)
Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner

More than 50 years ago, Sir John Eliot Gardiner founded a choir to perform a Monteverdi composition, and it is this very ensemble that now supplies a bright bouquet of church and secular vocal works by this epochal Baroque composer. One of the most significant conductors of today compiled the programme with the inventive spirit of a composer: there are movements from Monteverdi’s collection published in the final years of his life and also considered as his musical testament, as well as parts from the Madrigal Book No. 8, seen as a classic of early music avant-garde. And when these acoustic wonders delighting both ear and imagination are performed by such fine ensembles as Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists, then there is every likelihood that the audience of the Grand Hall is in for an unforgettable experience. To add to the sense of occasion, Gardiner takes to the stage as an honorary professor of the Liszt Academy, his new title hopefully binding him even closer to Hungarian culture.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 8 800, 10 500, 12 200, 13 900

Season ticket:

Masters of Vocal Music Spring 2020

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