Non-season ticket concert / 1
Béla Bartók: Two Pictures (In Full Flower, Village Dance), BB 59, Sz 46
Béla Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 2, BB 101, Sz 95
Béla Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra, BB 123, Sz 116
Fülöp Ránki piano
Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Gergely Kesselyák
The programme for this traditional commemoration of Béla Bartók shows three of the composer’s faces, offering a glimpse into three different phases of his career: Two Pictures dates from his early creative period, while the Piano Concerto No. 2 is the work of a mature master. Concerto for Orchestra, written during his years in America, is the expression of an emigrant’s homesickness and love for his motherland – as well as one of the outstanding pieces of his later output. Joining the noted and seasoned Hungarian conductor at the front of the stage as the profound and virtuosic soloist for the concerto will be one of the finest representatives of our country’s younger generation of pianists.