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
Kristóf Baráti & Barnabás Kelemen

1 May 2019, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Chamber Music - Tuned for Grand Hall

Kristóf Baráti & Barnabás Kelemen Presented by Liszt Academy

Works for Two Violins

Spohr: Duo for Two Violins in D major, Op. 67/2
Wieniawski: Etude-Caprices for Two Violins in G minor, Op. 18/1
Wieniawski: Etude-Caprice for Two Violins in E-flat major, Op. 18/2
Moszkowski: Suite for Two Violins and Piano, Op. 71
Prokofiev: Sonata for Two Violins in C major, Op. 56
Bartók: Fourty-Four Duos for Two Violins, BB 104 (excerpts)
Shostakovich: Five Pieces for Two Violins and Piano

Kristóf Baráti, Barnabás Kelemen (violin)
Megumi Hashiba (piano)

For this recital, two of the most active and skilled violinists of their generation and of Hungarian classical music life take to the stage together. Barnabás Kelemen, mastermind of the concert, is not on this occasion appearing with his wife, but those hoping for some kind of string ‘duel’ with Kristóf Baráti will be sorely disappointed. In a rich programme showcasing a varied range of works for this delicate instrument combo – everything from a romantic Louis Spohr composition to Polish-born violinist genius Henryk Wieniawski’s two étude-caprices and Sergei Prokofiev’s daringly experimental Sonata in C major from 1932 – we are sure to witness profound collaboration between two devoted chamber musicians who are both virtuosi and Kossuth Prize artists. Of those works featuring two violins without accompaniment, naturally we should mention the selection of Béla Bartók’s 1931 duo series, which comprises four books evoking Hungarian, Slovak, Romanian, Serb, Ruthenian and Arab folk melodies. 



Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 5 900, 7 600, 9 900, 11 500