My friends are those who haunt the Ideal; there, dear friend, we 'recognize' each other, and shall always do so…

Liszt to Ödön Mihalovich
Alexander Melnikov

17 October 2021, 19.00-21.00

Solti Hall

Black and White Colours 2021

Alexander Melnikov Presented by Liszt Academy

Debussy: Preludes, Book 2


Berlioz–Liszt: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

Alexander Melnikov (piano)

The piano is basically a creation of the 19th century although there were numerous keyboard instruments in use in earlier centuries. With the further development of the hammer mechanism, the introduction of the repetition mechanism, the regulation of tonal range and improvements in the instrument's body, material and wire, the modern piano as we know it today evolved from the varied instrumental predecessors of the 18th century. Its volume and richness of scale proved enormously attractive for both musicians and audiences of the period. The programme of the Alexander Melnikov concert showcases two cycles that perfectly reflect these unique attributes of the piano: the pieces by Debussy built on the floating tonality patches and broad associations, the second book of the Preludes standing independently, similarly to the Chopin series, are followed by the Liszt transcription of the five-movement Symphony Fantastique by Berlioz, which evokes the original tonal image so convincingly that Schumann was able to write a detailed review about the work purely relying on the piano transcription.




Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


2 900, 3 900 Ft

Concert series:

Black and White Colours

Other events in the concert series:

2021. 11. 26
Black and White Colours

Sam Haywood

Musical Liaisons

Solti Hall