The most important class, however, for me and for hundreds of other Hungarian musicians, was the chamber-music class. From about the age of fourteen, and until graduation from the Academy, all instrumentalists except the heavy-brass players and percussionists had to participate in this course. Presiding over it for many years was the composer Leó Weiner, who thus exercised an enormous influence on three generations of Hungarian musicians.

Sir Georg Solti
David Fray Piano Recital

4 March 2019, 19.30-21.00

Grand Hall

David Fray Piano Recital Presented by Liszt Academy

MVM Concerts

J. S. Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

David Fray (piano)

Anybody undertaking a performance of the Goldberg Variations must not only possess rare stamina but also be up to a very special kind of intellectual challenge. While evolving a single theme, Johann Sebastian Bach’s sole variation series goes beyond the boundaries of the genre to encompass an entire world. Although for a long time it rated as a ‘sidelined’ work, in the second half of the 20th century, following a recording by Glenn Gould in 1955, it moved once again into the spotlight, since when it has been an essential item on the repertoires not only of harpsichordists but also pianists with an affinity for the music of Bach. One of today’s most interesting and most erudite performers of Bach, Frenchman David Fray, devotes his Budapest appearance to this magnum opus of keyboard works. It would be a pity to let this rare opportunity slip by!

Presented by

Besszer Concert, Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 3 000, 4 000, 5 000, 6 000, 8 000, 10 000