For six years, I received the most significant part of my formal musical education at the Liszt Academy.

Sir Georg Solti
Éva Szalai, Eszter Karasszon & Zsófia Staszny

27 September 2019, 19.00-21.00

Solti Hall

Talent Obliges

Éva Szalai, Eszter Karasszon & Zsófia Staszny Presented by Liszt Academy

The unknown Chopin

Chopin: Introduction and Polonaise, Op. 3 (‘Polonaise brillante’)
Chopin–Liszt: Six Polish Songs
Chopin: Rondo in E-flat major, Op. 16


Chopin: Allegro de concert, Op. 46
Chopin: 9 Polish Songs, Op. 74 – 3. Smutna rzeka (The Sad Stream), 6. Precz z moich oczu! (Out of my sight!), 8. Śliczny chlopiec (Handsome lad)
Chopin: 19 Polish Songs, Op.74 – 13. Nie ma czego trzeba (There is no need), 16. Piosnka litewska (Lithuanian Song), 10. Wojak (The Warrior)
Chopin: Grand Duo on themes from Meyerbeer’s Robert le diable

Éva Szalai (piano), Eszter Karasszon (cello), Zsófia Staszny (vocals)

‘Unknown Chopin’ – one might well be surprised on first hearing the title of the concert on 27 September. After all, the oeuvre of the Polish maestro is far from unknown in Hungary, and the 2010 commemorative anniversary was not the first time attention had been drawn to him. Solos by the ‘poet of the piano’ have been a core element of concert programmes for nearly a century and a half, although the vocal and chamber compositions of his oeuvre have in fact been somewhat neglected in favour of the large number of polonaises, mazurkas, waltzes and nocturnes. The chamber recital by Éva Szalai, Eszter Karasszon and Zsófia Staszny reveals specialities such as the finest parts of Nineteen Polish Songs in an authentic, Polish-language performance, as well as Liszt arrangements for piano of these songs; Polonaise brillante for cello and piano; plus lesser-known gems of solo piano works such as the Rondo in E-flat major and Allegro de concert; the programme closes with an operatic paraphrase, Grand Duo, written to themes of a Meyerbeer opera.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


Lengyel Intézet


HUF 2 500