Liszt is to piano playing what Euclid is to geometry.

Alan Walker

21 November 2021, 19.00-21.00

Solti Hall - In Search of Lost Time Presented by Liszt Academy

Chamber music festival of the Liszt Academy

Ravel: 2 Mélodies hébraïques
Selection of songs by Reynaldo Hahn and Gustav Mahler
Csilla Csővári (soprano), Izabella Simon (piano)
Zemlinsky: Clarinet Trio in D minor, Op. 3
Mate Bekavac (clarinet), Christoph Richter (cello), Izabella Simon (piano)


Schumann: Märchenerzählungen, Op. 132
Csaba Klenyán (clarinet), Máté Szűcs (viola), Jonathan Biss (piano)
Dohnányi: Piano Quintet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 1
Giovanni Guzzo, Zsófia Környei (violin), Máté Szűcs (viola), Henrik Brendstrup (cello), Dénes Várjon (piano)

Artistic directors: Izabella Simon and Dénes Várjon

As befits a finale, the closing concert of makes several back references to the unifying concepts of earlier concerts in this festival. The opening novel of In Search of Lost Time, just as the first concert of the festival, is characterized by recollections of childhood, therefore youth receives an important place in the final recital, too. The youthful works of Zemlinsky and Dohnányi both draw on the style of Brahms; the former even references the German master with a melody. Schumann tales – occasionally rhapsodic, but extremely expressive movements without concrete narrative – are positioned between the two pieces. Pieces by contemporaries of Proust are played, among them works by Reynaldo Hahn, his partner, again revealing one of the most intimate forms of chamber music, the song. The Ravel work that opens the concert, an ancient Jewish prayer and Yiddish folk song, is the musical evocation of the Jewish heritage of Proust that he refused to acknowledge in his novel. Like a circle, the concert, and thus the festival as well, closes at its starting point – and yet, nothing is the same any more.


Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


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. 



HUF 3 500, 4 500

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