Please allow me that, apart from my regrettable ignorance of the Hungarian language, I remain Magyar in my heart and soul from birth to the grave. As a consequence, I earnestly wish to further the progress of Hungarian music.

Liszt to Antal Augusz

26 May 2019, 19.30-21.30

Grand Hall

Complete Works Live

SCHUMANN'S PIANO CHAMBER MUSIC/6 Presented by Liszt Academy

Director of the series: Dénes Várjon

Schumann: Märchenerzählungen (Fairy Tales), Op. 132
Schumann: Fantasy Pieces, Op. 73
Schumann: Andante and Variations, Op. 46


Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44

Veronika Eberle, Zsófia Környei (violin), Tabea Zimmermann (viola), Christoph Richter, Gergely Devich (cello), Szabolcs Zempléni (horn), Jörg Widmann (clarinet), Izabella Simon, Dénes Várjon (piano)

Anyone who enjoys Schumann and the Kegelstatt Trio named after Mozart’s favourite pastime, skittles, should not miss the closing concert in the Complete Works Live series: the opening number, Fairy Tales (1853), has the very same unusual instrumental line-up (viola-clarinet-piano) as the Mozart work. It is possible to select from the very same instruments when putting on the Fantasy Pieces written in 1849: Schumann originally dedicated the work for clarinet and piano, but the wind part may also be played on the viola (or cello). Now for an even more unlikely grouping: the lush sound of two pianos, two cellos and a horn blend in Andante and Variations (1843), in which the pianists are undoubtedly the leaders, but in one breath-taking moment the cellists can unpack a typical Schumann surprise (from the song cycle A Woman’s Love and Life). The concert concludes with the Piano Quintet in E-flat major, which was the crowning achievement not only of 1842, considered the ‘year of chamber music’ in the Schumann oeuvre, but in fact of the artist’s entire piano chamber music oeuvre.

The concert is followed by CODA – which is an informal conversation with the performers.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


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