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
Jordi Savall & Hespèrion XXI

5 April 2019, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Budapest Spring Festival

Jordi Savall & Hespèrion XXI Presented by Liszt Academy

East–West – A Dialogue Of Souls

Lior Elmaleh (vocals), Katerina Papadopoulou (vocals), Waed Bouhassoun (vocals, oud)
Hespèrion XXI (artistic director: Jordi Savall): Moslem Rahal (ney), Hovhannes Karakhanyan (duduk), Driss El Maloumi (oud – Arabic lute), Hakan Güngör (kanun), Dimitri Psonis (santur, guitarra moresca), Pedro Estevan (percussion)
Conductor, featuring on vielle and lyre: Jordi Savall

It is the ambition of Jordi Savall and his formation Hespèrion XXI to not only perform the music of bygone ages in a totally authentic way, but to experientially convey such correlations, interactions and cultural symbioses that bring us closer to resolving a whole host of contemporary problems. Savall has never thought in terms of geographical, historical or stylistic pigeonholes; as far as he is concerned, the Mediterranean region forms a single organically coherent cultural unit with a diverse linguistic and religious system of relations. In happier times, the Mediterranean did not have borders north and south, east and west: quite the opposite, it was a symbol of the dialogue between different regions. And for this character to survive, the arts must initiate dialogue – not only between regions, but between souls.



Presented by

Budapest Spring Festival


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