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
Sam Haywood

26 November 2021, 19.00-21.00

Solti Hall

Black and White Colours

Sam Haywood Presented by Liszt Academy

Musical Liaisons

Kaprálová: April Prelude
Chopin: 24 Preludes, Op 28 - 24 in D minor
L. Boulanger: D’un vieux jardin
Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 35


Kaprálová: April Prelude
Chopin: Twenty-Four Preludes, Op. 28 – 24. Prelude in D-flat major
Tailleferre: Impromptu
Chopin: Impromptu in C-sharp minor, Op. 66 (‘Fantaisie-impromptu’)
Bonis: Etude de concert, Op. 136
Chopin: Twelve Etudes, Op. 25 – 10. Etude in B minor
Grøndhal: Suite, Op. 20 – 2. Nocturne
Chopin: Polonaise in A-flat major, Op. 53 (‘Heroic’)

Sam Haywood (piano)

The list of female creative artists is shorter than that of men not because of some genetic lack of talent but simply because writing, painting and composing demands time, money and, as Virginia Woolf showed, one’s own, lockable room; for centuries, women had none of these at their disposal. Happily, however, from the 19th century onwards this state of affairs began gradually to change, as proven by the careers and oeuvres of, for example, the Venezuelan-born Teresa Carreño, Marie-Juliette Olga (Lili) Boulanger who died in 1918 at the age of 24, one-time fellow student of Debussy Mélanie Bonis, , and Vítězslava Kaprálová, born in Brno in 1915. British pianist Sam Haywood has compiled his programme from their works, counterpointing the hitherto little-known compositions with Chopin classics.



Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


2 900, 3 900 Ft

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