The point is to increase gradually the level of the understanding, cultivation and practice of musical art. This task falls particularly to the new Academy.

Liszt to Antal Augusz
Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok

17 May 2020, 11.00-13.00

Grand Hall

Understandable Music

Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok

HALLELUJA - Händel: The Messiah – excerpts


Händel: Messiah, HWV 56 – excerpts

Budapest Academic Choral Society
Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok
Performing and conducting: Gábor Hollerung

Messiah (HWV 56) is still to this day the most popular work by Georg Friedrich Händel, and at the same time it is one of the most frequently performed oratorios in the world. It debuted in Dublin on 13 April 1742 and its triumphal procession continued in a series of concerts in London the following year. For Händel, it was critically important for every text to be heard in concerts he directed because (perhaps uniquely in the history of music) he only worked with actual passages taken exclusively from the Bible. The scriptural text was compiled by his friend and colleague Charles Jennens. For this recital, the audience can enjoy excerpts from Händel’s gigantic oratorio as interpreted by Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok’s regular partner, the Budapest Academic Choral Society.



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Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok


HUF 2 300, 2 700