Please allow me that, apart from my regrettable ignorance of the Hungarian language, I remain Magyar in my heart and soul from birth to the grave. As a consequence, I earnestly wish to further the progress of Hungarian music.

Liszt to Antal Augusz
The Budapest Strings Chamber Orchestra & Kristóf Baráti

3 May 2020, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

The Budapest Strings Chamber Orchestra & Kristóf Baráti

Cancelled

Schubert: String Quartet Movement in C minor, D. 703 (ʻQuartettsatzʼ)
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61
INTERMISSION
Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D. 810 (‘Der Tod und das Mädchen’)

The Budapest Strings Chamber Orchestra (concertmaster: János Pilz, artistic director: Károly Botvay)

The String Quartet in D minor by Schubert is one of the greatest creations in the quartet canon. Its scale, concept and weight of message certainly make it worthy for performance in the greatest concert halls, which is why it must be performed there, or so Mahler believed, when he wrote the arrangement for string orchestra and 70 years after the original composition was completed, he directed the work in person at a concert in Hamburg in 1894. While the work belongs to the core repertoire of string quartets, most string orchestras also keep it on their programme today, assuming they have the virtuosity and complex expressive power of a quartet. “Beethoven’s violin concerto could barely be played better and in a more attractive way,” a critic wrote about the performance of Kristóf Baráti. Recently, the violinist undertakes not ‘only’ the role of soloist but that of conductor, too, thus he can exercise a hypnotic influence with his bow not only over the orchestra but us as well.

Presented by

Budapest Strings Chamber Orchestra

Tickets:

HUF 2 800, 3 800, 4 800, 5 800