I am not exaggerating when I say that, whatever I achieved as a musician, I owe more to Leó Weiner than to anyone else. ... To me, he remains an outstanding example of what a musician should be.

Sir Georg Solti
János Kovács & Liszt Academy Symphony Orchestra

22 October 2024, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Masters of the Orchestra

János Kovács & Liszt Academy Symphony Orchestra Presented by Liszt Academy

Liszt: Christus, Part One: Christmas Oratorio » Die heiligen drei Könige
Bartók: Rhapsody No. 2, BB 96b
Liszt: Prometheus – symphonic poem
Liszt: Piano Concerto in E-flat major
Dohnányi: American Rhapsody, Op. 47p. 47

Ádám Banda (violin), Sebestyén Pellet (piano)
Liszt Academy Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: János Kovács

Liszt was a major figure in 19th century Western music. Initially revered as a diabolical piano virtuoso (the Piano Concerto in E-flat major is one of the last works of this period), Liszt was later hailed as a composer who innovated musical language, writing oratorios and symphonic poems. For a long time he was a source of inspiration for young Hungarian musicians. Dohnányi, for example, chose the Budapest Academy of Music over the Vienna Academy because of Liszt’s legacy and became its first world-famous student – while Bartók, four years his junior, went to the Hungarian capital to study, following the example of his former schoolmate in Bratislava. At the Academy of Music, both were students of Liszt’s former pupil István Thomán, and at first it seemed that they would carry on the Liszt tradition as pianists and composers. Although neither ultimately became a direct successor to Liszt, their work shows many latent Liszt influences.


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