The most important class, however, for me and for hundreds of other Hungarian musicians, was the chamber-music class. From about the age of fourteen, and until graduation from the Academy, all instrumentalists except the heavy-brass players and percussionists had to participate in this course. Presiding over it for many years was the composer Leó Weiner, who thus exercised an enormous influence on three generations of Hungarian musicians.

Sir Georg Solti

Masters of Vocal Music Spring 2020

Dear Audience! Let us inform you that the season ticket Masters of Vocal Music Spring 2020 has been sold out. Solo tickets are still available for each concert. Thank you for your understanding!


Our season ticket mustering vocal musicians introduces three different ensembles considered to be among the best in their genre. At the first concert, a Belgian early music vocal ensemble and a French early music instrumental group will perform vocal religious music composed by German and Italian Baroque masters. The authors of the works featured in the programme - Heinrich Schütz, Dieterich Buxtehude, Angelo Steffani and Johann Caspar Kerll - personally represent the colourful diversity of their era. The Wiener Sängerknaben made its debut in Budapest more than 90 years ago, in 1928, and the world-renowned children's choir - past many generational changes - has since become a longtime favourite of Hungarian audiences through recordings, television broadcasts and concert hall meetings. Mare nostrum, meaning our sea - the name given to the Mediterranean Sea by ancient Romans – is the fantasy title of the concert by the Viennese boy choir, meant to represent the crossing point of several nations, cultures and religions. Sir John Eliot Gardiner established the choir more than half a century ago to perform a Monteverdi composition; this time, the boys will perform a colourful selection of ecclesiastical and secular vocal works by the epic Baroque composer. It will be a unique performance during which Gardiner will take the stage as an Honorary Doctor of the Liszt Academy, which further strengthens his attachment to Hungarian musical culture.

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