Technique should create itself from spirit not from mechanics.

Franz Liszt to Lina Raman

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Music’s Soul is Behind the Notes

Music’s Soul is Behind the Notes

14 August 2019

Violinist Gábor Takács-Nagy has been conducting since 2001, and by now it has become his main activity. He was appointed music director of the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra in 2007 and of the Manchester Camerata since 2007. He was the principal violin (1975 to 1992) of the Takács Quartet, still named after him. During his career He has performed with legendary musicians such as Gidon Kremer, Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Jean-Pierre Rampal, György Solti, Isaac Stern or Mstislav Rostropovitch. The Liszt Prize winner musician tells our magazine about fantasy and the stories told by sounds.

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Fantasy and fantasia at the Liszt Academy

Fantasy and fantasia at the Liszt Academy

8 August 2019

Six skylights made of stained glass and compressed beads and set in the decorative ceiling of the grand hall of Budapest’s Liszt Academy play a spectacular role: they form the terminal elements of the longitudinal walls, which are divided into three segments by the doors on the ground floor and the windows upstairs.

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Fantasy of a lifetime

Fantasy of a lifetime

31 July 2019

'Liszt Academy is my favourite music hall in the world' – said Joshua Bell at the end of his concert on 25 February 2019. The honourable statement by the Grammy-Winning world-class violinist is perhaps not only due to the Grand Hall’s enchanting ambience, but to the contact he had within minutes with the audience. Joshua Bell allows us to have a peek into the spiritual resonance, the joint thinking, which require a unique approach from the musician, the audience and the composer.

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