Music was and is an essential part of daily life in Hungary.

Sir Georg Solti

28 March 2019, 19.00-21.00

Solti Hall


SCHUMANN’S PIANO CHAMBER MUSIC/4 Presented by Liszt Academy

Series Editor: Dénes Várjon

Schumann: Three Romances, Op. 94
Schumann: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in D minor, Op. 121


Schumann: Kinderball, Op. 130
Schumann: Piano Trio No. 2 in F major, Op. 80


Antje Weithaas (violin), Máté Szűcs (viola), István Várdai (chello), Izabella Simon, Dénes Várjon (piano)

Originally, Schumann wrote Three Romances in late 1849 – after a mere three days’ work – for oboe and piano. However, the publisher was concerned that in this form it would not sell, so despite the protests of Schumann it was marketed with a ‘hotter’ instrumental line-up. Concert number 4 in the Complete Works Live series features it on violin and piano. The Sonata in D minor (1851) written with the same instrumentalization is another work featuring the musical puzzles so favoured by Schumann: the work’s D-A-F-D motif is code for Ferdinand David (1810–1873), the great violinist who was in a close professional working relationship with both Schumann and Mendelssohn, and to whom the work is dedicated. Finally, after Children’s Ball (1853), a charming four-hand composition with six little dances, there is a ‘surprise’ piece also common in the Schumann oeuvre: the composer has tucked away one of his charming lieders in the F major piano trio (1847).

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 3 500, 4 200