I am not exaggerating when I say that, whatever I achieved as a musician, I owe more to Leó Weiner than to anyone else. ... To me, he remains an outstanding example of what a musician should be.

Sir Georg Solti
New Liszt Ferenc Chamber Choir

5 October 2019, 19.00-21.00

Solti Hall

At Home at the Liszt Academy

New Liszt Ferenc Chamber Choir Presented by Liszt Academy

Choral Music of the Night

Byrd: O lux beata trinitas
Ko Matsushita: Tenebrae factae sunt
Schumann: Vier doppelchörige Gesänge, Op. 141 – 1. An die Sterne, 2. Ungewisses Licht
Cornelius: Drei Chorgesänge, Op. 11 – 1. Der Tod, das ist die kühle Nacht
Barna Szabó: O quanta qualia
Ēriks Ešenvalds: Stars
Delius: To be Sung of a Summer Night on the Water
Poulenc: Un soir de neige
Eric Whitacre: Lux aurumque
Varga Judit: The Night
Gyöngyösi Levente: Te lucis ante terminum

New Liszt Ferenc Chamber Choir
Choir master: László Norbert Nemes

Night has been a preferred topic for Romanticism – either in painting, in poetry or in music. Its museful symbolism inspired choral literature too – Schumann’s extraordinary-sounding cycle for double chorus, for instance, reveals dreamily the mysteries of the night lit by the stars. As ’there’s always light, even in the night’, this twofold symbol characterizes both the melodies and the lyrics of well-woven reneissance motets as well as their 20th century echoes – like compositions by Japanese Ko Matsushita –  given that all of these are involving the ancient topos.

Beside the Debussy-contemporary Delius, works by Kodály and Poulenc as well as the recently-deceased Finnish Rautavaara and generation X members born in the seventies – Latvian Ešenvalds, American Whitacre and three Hungarian contemporary composers – are included in this uplifting program.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 1 200