The two Hungarians not only played music, they were themselves the music – in every nerve – down to their fingertips.

Adelheid von Schorn on Reményi and Liszt
János Balázs & Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra

30 May 2020, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

János Balázs & Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra

Rachmaninov's Entire Piano Concertos/2

Time change

Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Op. 40
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30

János Balázs (piano)
Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Zsolt Hamar

Rachmaninov’s third piano concerto only gradually took its rightful place among the most important works ever written for the piano. He composed this piece, outstanding in every area, prior to his emigration to America and at the peak of his creative career, in which he succeeds in further enhancing all the merits of his earlier concertos (structural refinement, lyricism and virtuosity). The work looks not only to the past but the future as well: the use of chromatic harmony and percussive piano scoring brought new dimensions to the composer’s oeuvre. The complete exploitation of creative opportunities diverted Rachmaninov onto new pathways when it came to writing his next concerto. Although the fourth piano concerto lacks the emotional intensity that characterized its predecessors, there is no doubting its superiority. ▪ There is little need to introduce János Balázs to domestic audiences; in him, we have a true master of the piano.

 

 

 

Dear Audience,

We regret to inform our audience that the 30 May 2020 date of the  concert of János Balázs & Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra has been changed! The concert will be held in 19 August 2020 7:30 pm at the Grand Hall with the same programme! Tickets and season tickets purchased for 30 May 2020 are valid for 19 August 2020.

Thank you for your kind understanding!

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre, Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra

Tickets:

HUF 5 100, 6800, 8 500, 10 200, 11 900