Monthly Archives: December 2001

Christmas Concert with a difference

In the light of the celebration, we must think of death for a minute On December 23rd, the National Philharmonic Orchestra will give a concert, conducted by Zoltán Kocsis and featuring Éva Marton. The program presents works by Wagner, Richard Strauss and Schoenberg. – With Christmas approaching, every ensemble is giving a Christmas concert. The […]

The Hungarian Season reaches its end

On Monday, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán attended a concert given by the National Philharmonic Orchestra at the Théatre des Champs Élysees. Zoltán Kocsis was both soloist and conductor. The program featured Beethoven's St Stephen's Overture, the Liszt E flat major piano concerto and Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra. There was not a single empty seat in […]

Zoltán Kocsis’ success in Paris

The French temperament does not heat up in a matter of minutes, as the Hungarian does. There is no enthusiastic clapping, applause comes only from simple politeness. However, at the National Philharmonic Orchestra's Paris concert, the ice was nevertheless broken. Zoltán Kocsis' Liszt playing was greeted by applause and cries that showed no signs of […]