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Sir Georg Solti
Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok

2 March 2019, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok Presented by Liszt Academy

Haydn: Symphony No. 46 in B major, Hob. I:46
Miklós Csemiczky: Violin Concerto
Mendelssohn: Lauda Sion, Op. 73

Katalin Kokas (violin)
Katalin Szutrély (soprano), Eszter Balogh (alto), Márton Komáromi (tenor), Lóránt Najbauer (bass)
Purcell Choir
Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok
Conductor: György Vashegyi

The opening number of this evening’s performance is the Symphony No. 46 in B major dating from Haydn’s Sturm und Drang period. Its key was considered unusual in the 18th century. The work was commissioned by Prince Pál Esterházy, for whom Haydn worked as Kapellmeister until his death. Following this, we have the violin concerto from 2017 by Miklós Csemiczky, a leading Hungarian composer, with solo by Katalin Kokas. The final work by Mendelssohn is without doubt one of the most significant compositions of church music by the composer. This is what conductor György Vashegyi wrote about the piece: “The closing Lauda Sion, which in my view is one of the finest compositions of 19th-century Catholic mysticism, is both a summation of all those styles that had gone before and a decisive step forward towards (not only German) Grand Romanticism: in tonality, it clearly presages the music of Brahms, Bruckner, Wagner and Liszt, and at the same time Verdi’s Requiem.”



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