The most important class, however, for me and for hundreds of other Hungarian musicians, was the chamber-music class. From about the age of fourteen, and until graduation from the Academy, all instrumentalists except the heavy-brass players and percussionists had to participate in this course. Presiding over it for many years was the composer Leó Weiner, who thus exercised an enormous influence on three generations of Hungarian musicians.

Sir Georg Solti
Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok

27 September 2020, 11.00-13.00

Grand Hall

Understandable Music

Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok

HALLELUJA

Händel: Messiah, HWV 56 – excerpts

Lúcia Megyesi-Schwartz (alto), János Szerekován (tenor), István Kovács (bass)
Budapest Academic Choral Society
Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok
Conductor and narrator: Gábor Hollerung

Messiah remains to this day Georg Friedrich Händel’s most popular work and 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.

Presented by

Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok

Tickets:

HUF 2 500, 3 000