We dedicate this concert to the memory of Zsófia Tallér, an extremely talented composer who passed away at a young age after a long illness. Her oratorio “Exit into the Light” was written for the Day of the Dead and was originally dedicated by the composer to the memory of her parents. The work is a setting to music of the Egyptian Book of the Dead in the composer’s own translation and editing. The treatment of this grandiose and mystical theme almost freezes the listener in the chair.
In the second half of our concert, however, we will be already walking in the light. Wagner used to refer to Mozart as: Der Licht- und Liebesgenius (the Genius of Light and Love). His ‘Jupiter’ Symphony is like an act of taking into possession the impossible in the history of music. It is a work of splendour, exuberance and captivating musical construction, and at the end of the piece the composer even offers the listener the gift of a grand fugue.