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
Budapest Festival Orchestra

23 April 2021, 19.45-22.00

Grand Hall

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Cancelled

Mozart:Serenade in D major, K. 239 (ʻSerenata Notturnaʼ)
Cimarosa: Concerto for Two Flutes in G major (transcription for flute and oboe)
Grandjany: Symphonic Poem, Op. 6
Haydn: Symphony No. 49 in F minor, Hob. I:49 (ʻLa passioneʼ)

Anett Jóföldi (flute), Johannes Grosso (oboe), Zoltán Szőke (horn), Ágnes Polónyi (harp)
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Conductor: Gábor Takács-Nagy

The latest concert in the Haydn-Mozart Plus series by Gábor Takács-Nagy covers all the bases from light entertainment to shocking drama. Sandwiched between Mozart’s piece scored for an unconventional line-up and Haydn’s ‘passionate’ symphony there is room for Cimarosa and Grandjany who drew deeply from the art of the Viennese masters. From the former we have his witty work for two flutes in an arrangement by Heinz Holliger. The latter played an important role in the further expansion of the harp canon also augmented by Mozart. One rarely hears two double concertos at a single concert. The soloists have proven themselves on numerous occasions not only as members of the ensemble but at the 2019 Végh Sándor Competition when they won the classical category in exactly these duo formats. The closing Haydn symphony known for its passion was born in the spirit of the Sturm und Drang movement. With the exception of the calm third movement, the sombre music in the key of F minor is driven by passion.

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