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

17 April 2019, 19.30-22.15

Grand Hall

Masters of Vocal Music

PURCELL CHOIR & ORFEO ORCHESTRA Presented by Liszt Academy


J. S. Bach–C. H. Graun–Telemann: Wer ist der, so von Edom kömmt – passion-pasticcio (Hungarian premiere by the manuscript of the Berlin State Library)


Ágnes Kovács (soprano), Péter Bárány (countertenor), Zoltán Megyesi (tenor), Lóránt Najbauer (bass)
Concertmaster: Simon Standage
Purcell Choir
Orfeo Orchestra
Conductor: György Vashegyi

The evening offers an 18th century German pasticcio, or more precisely, a pasticcio Passion, and what’s more, a premiere in Hungary, in a performance by the most ambitious early music formation, in other words, the two ensembles of György Vashegyi, Purcell Choir and Orfeo Orchestra. The church music ‘potpourri’ compiled around 1750 includes Johann Sebastian Bach’s music in its three movements as well as compositions by Carl Heinrich Graun and Georg Philipp Telemann. The only extant manuscript of Wer ist der, so von Edom kömmt, which has served as the subject of extensive musicological research and the starting point of audacious theories for many decades, is preserved in the collection of the Berlin State Library: the performance by the György Vashegyi ensembles is based on this priceless document of music history.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 1 400, 2 100, 3 500, 4 900, 5 600