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
Vilde Frang, Alina Ibragimova...

20 July 2019, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Festival Academy 2019

Vilde Frang, Alina Ibragimova... Presented by Liszt Academy

Opening Concert

Rebel: Chaos
Students and artists of Festival Academy Budapest, 
Miklós Vecsei H. (actor)
Artistic director: Katalin Kokas 
Schubert: Piano Quintet in A major , D. 667 (‘The Trout’)
Alina Ibragimova (violin), Maxim Rysanov (viola), Enrico Bronzi (cello), Knut-Erik Sundquist (double bass), Dejan Lazic (piano)
Ridout: Ferdinand the Bull
Vilde Frang (violin)
Miklós Vecsei H. (actor)
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, Op. 8/1–4
Alina Ibragimova, Vilde Frang, Barnabás Kelemen, Katalin Kokas (violin), Lars Anders Tomter (viola), Maximilian Hornung (cello), Knut-Erik Sundquist (double bass), Davidovics Igor (lute), Soma Dinyés (harpsichord)

Narrator: Kátya Tompos 

In 1687, the English poet John Dryden described the creation of the world as „jarring atoms” being arranged in beautiful „Heav’nly harmony” in his poem dedicated to the patron saint of music, Song for St. Cecilia’s Day. This ode inspired the composition of Jean-Féry Rebel’s dance suite Les éléments, whose opening movement represents the original chaos with bold dissonances in a style that preceded its composer’s time by two centuries. Schubert set his contemporary’s, Schubart’s poem The Troutto music in 1817, and then two years later, he re-arranged its innocent, idyllic melody in the 4th movement of his renowned piano quintet. Walt Disney made his short movie Ferdinand the Bullin 1938 based on Munro Leaf’s children’s book, which prompted Alan Ridout two decades later to compose a narrated violin piece. Vivaldi, in turn, got the cycle The Four Seasonspublished in 1725 in a collection of concertos Il cimento dell’armonia e dell’inventione (“The Contest Between Harmony and Invention”). He composed four sonnets to go with the four violin concertos, setting their message to music in his work with astonishing precision and musical resourcefulness. In other words, the most sublime harmony of literature and music will fill the Grand Hall of the Liszt Academy at the opening concert of Festival Academy 2019.

Presented by

Festival Academy Budapest


HUF 6 000 (Students/Pensioners: HUF 3000). 25% discount for two or three tickets, 50% discount for four or more tickets