The training I received at the Academy was difficult and at times harsh, but those who survived the experience emerged as real musicians.

Sir Georg Solti
Respire #5 – Reich, Mozart, Liszt

22 August 2020, 18.00-19.00

Grand Hall

Festival Academy 2020

Respire #5 – Reich, Mozart, Liszt

Streamed only

Ravel: Tzigane
Kristóf Baráti (violin), Gábor Farkas (piano)
Steve Reich: Clapping Music
Szabolcs Joó, Barnabás Kelemen (applause)
Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 21 in E minor, K. 304
Katalin Kokas (violin), Tamás Érdi (piano)
Ben Wahlund: The Whimsical Nature of Small Particle Physics
Szabolcs Joó (percussion, electronics)
Lőrinc Szabó: Hazám, keresztény Európa
Mihály Babits: Eucharistia
János Pilinszky: Végkifejlet; Egyenes labirintus
Károly Eperjes (actor)
Debussy: Suite Bergamasque – 3. Clair de lune ('Moonlight')
Chopin: Prelude in C-sharp minor, Op. posth.
Tamás Vásáry (piano)
Liszt: Les Préludes – symphonic poem (transcription for organ)
László Fassang, Balázs Szabó (organ)

Two percussion compositions written in the 20th century, a poignantly beautiful violin sonata by Mozart and Liszt’s monumental tone poem re-arranged for organ four hands will be featured at the fifth concert of Festival Academy Budapest. Steve Reich builds up his piece written for two clappers –this time by Szabolcs Joó, percussion professor at the Liszt Academy and Barnabás Kelemen – based on a single rhythm pattern. Mozart’s Violin Sonata in E minor was composed when Mozart lost his mother in Paris. It is without the shadow of a doubt that Katalin Kokas and Tamás Érdi will draw out an incredible range of emotions from the piece. Liszt’s tone poem played by two organ professors of the Liszt Academy, László Fassang and Balázs Szabó in a four-hands version transcribed for the organ, encompasses the entire scope of life from birth to death.

Before the concert, musicologist Gergely Fazekas will give a lecture in connection with the concert programme from 5.30 pm. The performance can be attended with a ticket purchased for the 6 pm concert.

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Festival Academy Budapest


HUF 1 000