For six years, I received the most significant part of my formal musical education at the Liszt Academy.

Sir Georg Solti
Purcell Choir and Orfeo Orchestra

24 November 2020, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Pure Baroque

Purcell Choir and Orfeo Orchestra Presented by Liszt Academy

Rameau and Mondonville - Grand motets

Rameau: Quam dilecta tabernacula
Mondonville: Dominus regnavit


Mondonville: In exitu Israel
Mondonville: Coeli enarrant

Olivia Doray, Katalin Szutrély (dessus), Mathias Vidal (haute-contre), Zoltán Megyesi (taille), David Witczak (basse-taille)
Purcell Choir, Orfeo Orchestra
Conductor: György Vashegyi

“The brush of Rubens guides your harmonies,” wrote a contemporary of Mondonville, who in the mid-18th century was, alongside Rameau, considered the most popular French composer. Similarly to the paintings of Rubens, in his works Mondonville wows the audience with bright tones, dramatic expressive power and virtuoso finishing. The grand motet involving orchestra, choir and soloists is an emblematic genre of the French Baroque. These grandiose reworkings of psalms are not closely tied to the liturgy and were frequently performed in secular venues, for example, in the framework of the famous Concert Spirituel series in Paris, although the greatest honour for composers was to be permitted to perform their works in the Royal Chapel at Versailles. In 2015, Orfeo Orchestra and Purcell Choir under the direction of György Vashegyi recorded four  among the nine surviving grand motets of Mondonville; during this concert and after one Rameau piece, the ensembles reveal further three compositions in the company of brilliant soloists.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 2 900, 4 300, 5 100, 5 900

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Pure Baroque Autumn 2020

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