I am not exaggerating when I say that, whatever I achieved as a musician, I owe more to Leó Weiner than to anyone else. ... To me, he remains an outstanding example of what a musician should be.

Sir Georg Solti
István Lajkó, Vilmos Oláh & Yvette Mondok

12 November 2021, 19.00-21.00

Solti Hall

Chamer Music, So Close

István Lajkó, Vilmos Oláh & Yvette Mondok Presented by Liszt Academy

Time change

Medtner: Sonate-Vocalise mit einem Motto ‘Geweihter Platz’ von Goethe, Op. 41/1
Medtner: Sonata-Ballada, Op. 27

INTERMISSION

Medtner: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in G major, Op. 44

Yvette Hintalan-Mondok (soprano), Vilmos Oláh (violin), István Lajkó (piano)

The joint concert of Yvette Mondok, István Lajkó and Vilmos Oláh serves up a careful pick from the oeuvre of Russian composer and pianist Nikolai Karlovich Medtner (1880–1951) who died seventy years ago. Three works by the post-Romantic composer, who for many years was at best mentioned merely as a contemporary of Scriabin and Rachmaninov, but who is now attracting much more interest in his own right, are performed tonight, representing the creative period of the 1910s-20s. The 1922 Sonata-Vocalise is reminiscent of the famous Rachmaninov hit in its name; although text-free, yet with its motto it evokes the title of the Goethe poem with antique tonality (Geweihter Platz) that raises the images of Olympus, gods, muses and nymphs. The other two works in the programme by the composer occasionally somewhat misleadingly called the ‘Russian Brahms’ are Sonata-Ballada for piano (1914) and the second G major violin-piano sonata, ‘Medtner’s spring sonata’, composed in exile.

 

 

 
 

Dear Audience,

We regret to inform our audience that the 12 November 2021 date of the Chamber Recital of István Lajkó, Vilmos Oláh & Yvette Mondok has been changed. The concert will be held on 28 December 2021 with the same programme. Tickets purchased for 12 November 2021 are valid for 28 December 2021.

Thank you for your kind understanding!

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre

Supporter:

This concert was supported, in line with the Government decree 1290/ 2020. (VI.5) related to cultural institutions, in order to ease the economic difficulties caused by the Covid19 pandemic. 

Tickets:

HUF 2 900, 3 900

Concert series:

Chamber Music, So Close

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