Liszt is to piano playing what Euclid is to geometry.

Alan Walker
Concerto Budapest – Première III

15 May 2020, 22.00-22.30

Grand Hall

Concerto Budapest – Première III

Gyula Csapó


Gyula Csapó: Viola Concerto (première of the revised, 2019 version)

Gábor Homoki (viola)
Concerto Budapest
Conductor: Gergely Dubóczky

Gyula Csapó’s single-movement concerto was commissioned by the brilliant violist Rivka Golani. The composer characterized his composition written in four years before the 2008 première thus: “I give a role to the orchestra not as a unified mass but chamber-like, or even as soloists. It is a viola concerto from the fact that the part of the bass violin runs all the way through the piece like a red thread. I imagined a rich instrumental environment around it in which the viola fills its very characteristic role in so many perspectives. It is a travel companion that accompanies the work, to which other join who then ‘descend’ at certain points. I wanted to demonstrate the duality of diversity and uniformity.” Csapó has rethought his viola concerto and it is this brand-new version that is performed under the baton of youthful conductor Gergely Dubóczky who has shown his particular sensitivity to contemporary works, and the globally sought-after string artist Gábor Homoki who plays with Hungarian Quartet as a chamber musician.

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HUF 1 000