I am not exaggerating when I say that, whatever I achieved as a musician, I owe more to Leó Weiner than to anyone else. ... To me, he remains an outstanding example of what a musician should be.

Sir Georg Solti

17 May 2019, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

JÁNOS PÁLÚR & ÁBRAHÁM CONSORT Presented by Liszt Academy

Purcell: Abdelazer – Suite
J. S. Bach: Harpsichord Concerto in D major, BWV 1054
J. S. Bach: Sinfonia, BWV 1045


Händel: Organ Concerto in F major, HWV 292
J. S. Bach: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen! – kantáta, BWV 51

János Pálúr (organ), Márta Ábrahám (violin), László Borsódy (trumpet), Eszter Zemlényi (soprano)
Ábrahám Consort (artistic director and concert master: Márta Ábrahám)

In the 110 years since the inauguration of the Liszt Academy organ, the beautiful facade of the instrument, resplendent with coat of arms and all its Art Nouveau ornamentation, has become a true symbol of the institution. After many vicissitudes and the work of several years, since autumn 2018 the ‘queen of instruments’ is once again dressed in all its original finery, and this evening’s principal player, János Pálúr, is closely associated with the reconstruction because he was one of the experts leading the project. The experienced organist makes this wonderful instrument sound in the company of a young and extremely talented vocalist as well as Ábrahám Consort specialized in the performance of 17-18th century music. Works by two giants of Baroque music, Bach and Händel, are complemented by Purcell, an artist who is sadly little performed in Hungary. ‘Praise Ye God, in all Lands!’ is the translated title of the closing work, a cantata written by Bach for soprano and trumpet, and perhaps the most apposite description of this programme also celebrating the rebirth of the famous organ.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


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