Please allow me that, apart from my regrettable ignorance of the Hungarian language, I remain Magyar in my heart and soul from birth to the grave. As a consequence, I earnestly wish to further the progress of Hungarian music.

Liszt to Antal Augusz
Concert celebrating the 70th Birthday of János Vajda

9 October 2019, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Concert celebrating the 70th Birthday of János Vajda Presented by Liszt Academy

János Vajda: Piéces symphoniques
János Vajda: Cello Concerto
János Vajda: Sinfonietta
János Vajda: Te Deum

Ildikó Szabó (cello), Andrea Csereklyei (soprano), Donát Varga (tenor)
Cantemus Mixed Choir (choirmaster: Soma Szabó)
Budapest Academic Choral Society
Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok
Conductor: Gábor Hollerung

Kossuth Prize composer János Vajda is an artist with universal interests. In his oeuvre shaped in the spirit of the classical tradition we find all the important genres from opera to concertos, grand orchestral compositions to oratorios, chamber works to choral pieces. In his stage works, he has turned to especially valuable and very varied literary sources, being inspired by Thomas Mann, Mihály Csokonai Vitéz, Georg Büchner, Frigyes Karinthy and Federico García Lorca. He has always rejected the convulsive search for novelties, believing that past values designate valid trends in the present day. “It can be just as exciting how we can live with the inherited cultural experience of many centuries. Music makes its approach firstly through the senses, and considering its primary impact it is a primitive thing: the pulse races, it sends chills down my spine, I sweat, cry, laugh... One cannot turn this off from the creative process, because without it only dead things can be birthed,” he once said in an interview.

Presented by

Budafoki Dohnányi Zenekar, Zeneakadémia Koncertközpont


HUF 1 500, 2 500