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
Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok

29 September 2019, 15.30-17.30

Grand Hall

Understandable Music

Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok Presented by Liszt Academy

Magical John Williams

John Williams: Harry Potter – Suite

Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok
Moderator and conductor: Gábor Hollerung

John Williams is the most significant figure in modern film music, added to which he created a totally new genre: concert works composed from the melodies of effects appearing in film music excerpts. Two outstanding examples in his oeuvre are scores he penned for the Star Wars and Harry Potter series. Although he is best known for working on Star Wars, the popularity of which exceeded all expectations, perhaps the most significant and captivating work in his oeuvre is associated with Harry Potter. John Williams’s compositional approach can be most accurately compared to that of Wagner’s leading motif technique, with characteristic motifs and musical characters for the lead characters and storylines of the film series, from which the composer worked up mini symphonic poems. The diversity of genres in the Harry Potter music is breath-taking: from Romantic to contemporary, from jazz to music parodies, nearly everything can be discovered in it, and with Williams’ compositional technique it demonstrates all the compositional bravura of the classical grand masters.

Presented by

Dohnányi Orchestra Budafok


HUF 2 300, 2 700