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Judit Rajk, Dóra Pétery &  Přemysl Vojta Chamber Recital

1 October 2019, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Judit Rajk, Dóra Pétery & Přemysl Vojta Chamber Recital Presented by Liszt Academy

Mysteria Religiosa

Time change

Liszt: Sancta Caecilia
Liszt: Rosario (transcription by Eberhard Kraus) – 1. Mysteria Gaudiosa, 2. Mysteria Dolorosa, 3. Msyteria Gloriosa, 4. Pater Noster
Saint-Saёns: Prelude and Fugue in E major, Op. 99/3
Liszt: Le Crucifix I-II-III.
Liszt: Christus Oratorio, Part Three: Passion and Resurrection – O filii et filiae
Saint-Saёns: Offertoire pour orgue et cor chromatique
Saint-Saёns: Gloria Patri


Ducommun: Sonata da Chiesa pour cor et orgue
Arvo Pärt: Es sang vor langen Jahren (‘Motet für de la Motte’)
Arvo Pärt: My Heart’s in the Highlands
Naji Hakim: Suite Rhapsodique (with eastern alternatim vocals – Máté Balogh:İçtim rüzgarı - excerpts)

Judit Rajk (alto), Dóra Pétery (organ), Přemysl Vojta (horn)
Featuring: Oszkár Varga (violin), Dénes Ludmány (viola), Schola Academica and Female Choir of the Church Music Department of the Liszt Academy (artistic director: György Merczel)

Contrary to the majority of his piano works, the organ music of Ferenc Liszt was not conceived in the spirit of consummate, virtuoso keyboard skills; instead, the profound religiousness apparent from his teens, and from closer up the intimate relationship with Catholicism, are reflected in these works. The same goes for the series of church compositions defining his middle and late creative period, in which ceremony is rare – it is far more common to identify elements of devotion and a sense of Liszt being emotionally moved. This is what places the music of Liszt on a shared platform with the meditative compositions of the great contemporary composer Arvo Pärt. Works by the Estonia composer have recently generated increasing interest in Hungary. This is the occasion to examine two pieces from his oeuvre from a new angle. The programme is complemented from the side of Romanticism by works of Saint-Saëns, and on the 20th-21st century side by compositions of Hakim and Ducommun. Soloists are experienced in performing liturgical, religious works. Singer Judit Rajk and organist Dóra Pétery are frequent chamber partners, they both teach at the Church Music Department of the Liszt Academy, and the works on display suit their common musical language. They are joined by Přemysl Vojta, widely praised as one of the leading hornist of his generation. In 2010 he was awarded with first prize in the International ARD competition. In 2011, after his successful debut at the Beethoven Festival Bonn, he received the prestigious Beethoven Ring Award. He was a Principal Hornist of the Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra and now holds the same post in the WDR Symphony Orchestra in Cologne.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 1 900, 2 900, 3 900, 4 900