Liszt is to piano playing what Euclid is to geometry.

Alan Walker
The Beginning of the Path – The End of the Path • 4.3

10 April 2019, 17.00-18.30

Solti Hall

Budapest Spring Festival

The Beginning of the Path – The End of the Path • 4.3 Presented by Liszt Academy

Supreme Etudes

Schumann: Paganini Etudes, Op. 10
Domonkos Csabay (piano)
Chopin: Etude in C-sharp minor, Op. 10/4
Debussy: Etudes  – 5. Pour les octaves, 7. Pour les degrés chromatiques, 10. Pour les sonorités opposées
Júlia Hámos (piano)
Rachmaninov: Etudes-tableaux, Op. 33 – 3. C minor, 6. E-flat major, 7. G minor, 8. C-sharp minor
Krisztián Andor (piano)



Schumann: Six Etudes in the Form of Canons, Op. 56 – 2. Mit innigem Ausdruck, 3. Andantino, 4. Innig
Anett Jóföldi (flute), Csaba Gálfi (viola), Gábor Monostori (piano)
Scriabin: Etudes, Op. 8  1. C-sharp major, 2. F-sharp minor, 3. B minor, 5. E major, 11. B-flat minor, 12. D-sharp minor
Scriabin: Etude in C-sharp minor, Op. 2/1
Scriabin: Etude, Op. 65/3
János Palojtay (piano)
Chopin: Etude in C major, Op. 10/1
Liszt: Transcendental Études – 7. Eroica
Ligeti: Etudes – 13. L'escalier du diable
Balázs Demény (piano)


In the minds of some composers, an étude is not merely a mechanical exercise testing the playing of a given instrument, but rather a masterpiece that represents the very highest registers of their art. Chopin’s études, for instance, the first one of which, the opus 10 series, was written when he was still in his teens, regularly feature on concert programmes today. Some composers, Scriabin being one, wrote études throughout their entire careers, while others like Debussy and Ligeti began to show an interest in the genre in the final phases of their oeuvres. The third, unfinished series of Ligeti études won a Grawemeyer Award, one of the most significant honours for contemporary music of our day. The concert features études – in different chamber music arrangements – by Chopin, Scriabin, Debussy and Ligeti, and a work by Schumann originally scored for pedal piano.



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Budapest Spring Festival


HUF 1 900