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Sir Georg Solti

29 March 2019, 19.00-21.00

Solti Hall

GYPSY SONGS Presented by Liszt Academy

Lilla Horti, Bernadett Wiedemann

Time change

Máté Hollós: Căra luma phírav (I Walk the World)
Brahms: Zigeunerlieder (Gypsy Songs), Op. 103
Dvořák: Cigánské melodie (Gypsy Songs), Op. 55
Ravel: Tzigane


Imre Széchényi: The Three Gypsies
Brahms: Vier Zigeunerlieder (Four Gypsy Songs), Op. 112
Liszt: The Three Gypsies
László Dubrovay: Gypsy Songs (premiere)
György Orbán: Secular Melodies – Gypsy Madrigal

Lilla Horti, Bernadett Wiedemann, Katalin Kokas (violin, viola), Emese Virág (piano)

The date for the ‘Gypsy Songs’ performance has been changed!

We would like to inform you that the ‘Gypsy Songs’ concert announced for 29 March 2019 in the Solti Hall of the Liszt Academy has been moved to 12 October 2019, 19.00 at the Solti Hall of the Liszt Academy, with the same programme.  

Tickets already purchased for 29 March are valid for the concert on 12 October, or refundable until 29 March at the place of purchase.

Season tickets are valid for the new date of the concert.

  Liszt Academy Concert Centre


Gypsy music? Folk music or popular composed music? What is it in music that we can refer to as typically ‘Gypsy’? This inventive recital of songs seeks answers to these questions, in which we come across 19th century recruitment-inspired works as well as contemporary compositions going back to the authentic folk music of the Roma community. Ferenc Liszt outraged the Hungarian public of the day when he identified recruitment music considered to be Hungarian folk music as Gypsy music. Today, this theory, which does not stand up to scientific scrutiny, is worth rethinking as one of the first musical manifestations of cultural coexistence, multiculturalism, the composed music ‘trickle down’ of which can be perceived not only in the work of Liszt but many of his contemporaries (Brahms, Dvořák). Imre Széchényi has a special position amongst them: his setting to music of Lenau complements the Liszt version of the same poem in an interesting way. The panorama is made whole with Ravel’s violin piece Tzigane and modern day compositions from Máté Hollós and György Orbán.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 2 500