The programme will focus on one of the most important musical works of the 20th century, Béla Bartók’s Concerto. It is an emblematic summary of Bartók’s oeuvre, and in it one can find memories of the Baroque concerto, dance melodies in various styles, lurking jazz music, as well as motifs from the oldest layers of Hungarian folk music, from mourning songs to folk dance.

The Concerto’s fourth movement is also a series of allusions. In the first half of our concert we will perform parts of musical pieces to which Bartók’s allusions are directed. The programme will also include Viktor Molnár‘s work entitled The Hunted Man, which is based on the Vidróczki Ballad. The guest of the concert will be István ‘Szalonna’ Pál and His Band, who will help us to introduce our audience to the lively and captivating relationship between Bartók and folk music.


Zsolt Haja – baritone

Bence Gazda – violin

István ‘Szalonna’ Pál and His Band

Conducted by: Gábor Hollerung


Viktor Molnár: The Hunted Man
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 – Movement 1
Zsigmond Vincze: Hungary, You are lovely, you are beautiful…
Lehár: The Merry Widow – Danilo’s Entrance
Bartók: Concerto

2024-02-29 - 19:30
Liszt Ferenc Music Academy - Budapest, Liszt Ferenc tér 8, 1061
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