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
Paul McCreesh & Gabrieli Consort

22 January 2019, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Masters of Vocal Music

Paul McCreesh & Gabrieli Consort

Purcell: King Arthur

 

Gabrieli Consort & Players
Anna Dennis, Mhairi Lawson, Rowan Pierce (soprano), Jeremy Budd, James Way (tenor), Ashley Riches (bass-baritone), Roderick Williams (baritone)
Conductor: Paul McCreesh

The genre of King Arthur (1691) by Henry Purcell is a semi-opera combining dance, song, prose and spectacular stage effects. The British ruler of legend does not have a vocal role but the work does feature a whole series of different mythological figures. The masterpiece by Purcell is played under the imposing direction of Paul McCreesh with the focus on orchestral and vocal interpretation. The specialist celebrated worldwide for period performances of Renaissance and Baroque music arrives at the Liszt Academy at the head of his own ensemble, Gabrieli Consort & Players, founded in 1982. From time to time, McCreesh and Gabrieli depart from their specialist periods and have proved themselves fine exponents of works by Berlioz and even Britten.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre

Tickets:

HUF 3 700, 5 100, 6 500, 7 800, 8 600