Monthly Archives: January 2013

Bartok Marathon

The National Philharmonic Orchestra participated in the sixth musical marathon dedicated to Béla Bartók. Bartók’s Kossuth – symphonic poem and the Dance Suit were on programme at 5 pm. The whole day event on 3rd of February was organised by the Budapest Festival Orchestra and the Palace of Arts.  

TOP 10 Youth concert series

At the beginning of February the National Choir led by Chorus Master Mátyás Antal heads for a tour in the countryside. The TOP 10 youth concert series introduces children aged 10-14 to the most popular pieces from different fields of chorus literature accompanied with colourful explanations.     The Choir gave concerts in 8 different […]

Chamber music – Faces of the 20th century

Faces of the twentieth century – this interesting compilation features Bartók’s trio, Contrasts which he dedicated to the legendary jazz clarinettist Benny Goodman. In 1906 Schoenberg completed his Chamber Symphony which calls for fifteen musicians. As the title suggests it hovers on the border of genres. The performance of Lajtha’s Quatre Hommages is occasioned by […]

Popular violin concerto and a world premiere

  Born 120 years ago and died 50 years ago, László Lajtha was one of the most important Hungarian composers, ethnomusicologists and teachers of the first half of the twentieth century. After decades of being overlooked, it will take a long time for him to take the place he deserves in the Hungarian musical canon. […]

Mozart’s tale for children and adults

Mozart’s Magic Flute and Ravel’s The Child and the Spells are now followed by a cross-section of another opera by Mozart, highlighting the most exciting moments and scenes. The plot is eventful, with humour and many an exciting moment as Belmonte tries to rescue his beloved. It is just as well Pasha Selim is a […]