Gábor Boldoczki and Ádám Medveczky
When
Thursday, 22 March 2018
From 19.30
Where
Pesti Vigadó Ceremonial Hall,
Budapest
Tickets
3.500 Ft, 2.500 Ft
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Gábor Boldoczki and Ádám Medveczky

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Liszt Hungaria
Balassa Sándor Trumpet Concerto
Weiner Leó Csongor and Tünde suit
Gábor Boldoczki trumpet
Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra
Ádám Medveczky conductor

FERENC LISZT: Hungaria

Liszt’s symphonic poem Hungaria is one of his twelve Weimar compositions in the same genre. It is a milestone in Hungarian music history in that it is the first Hungarian-style symphonic poem. Liszt intended it as a response to the poet Mihály Vörösmarty’s ode inspired by his concerts in 1839 and 1840 in Pest. Although the musical material of Hungaria largely dates from the Reform Era, it is a reflection on the revolution and war of independence of 1848, not unlike the piano piece Funérailles. The world première was conducted by Liszt himself in Pest. The effect was in elementary: “everyone cries, both men and women,” the composer recalled.

 

SÁNDOR BALASSA:  Trumpet Concerto

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LEÓ WEINER: Csongor and Tünde

 In 1913 the Hungarian National Theatre encharged the twenty-eight year old Leo Weiner with the compositon of an incidental music for Mihály Vörösmarty’s dramatic poem: Csongor and Tünde. However the highly elaborated composition and symphonic orchestration surpassed the performing capacity of a dramatic theatre, hence the work was premiered only three years later at the Budapest Opera. Following the great success the composer has chosen six movements among the most beautiful symphonic parts of his incidental music, consisting of 23 movements, and made them suitable for concert performance. The orchestral suite was performed  for the first time at the beginning of 1916 in Dresden under the baton of Fritz Reiner, followed by the Budapest premiere in the same year on 4th of February conducted by István Kerner. Actually the order of the six movements was no longer influenced by the theatrical plot but by the dramaturgy of the music. Leó Weiner’s legendary bump for proportion and balance reveals itself by the symmetric structure of the work: the extreme movements are freely composed impressions of mood, while the pastorale-like fourth movement written in sonata-form is framed by dances of different characters.