...a country (Hungary) whose population, even today, is barely over ten million has produced so many musicians and so much outstanding music. I am grateful for having been born and trained there.

Sir Georg Solti
Wiener Sängerknaben

4 October 2020, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Masters of Vocal Music

Wiener Sängerknaben Presented by Liszt Academy

Simply Classical

Rescheduled date

Ave, maris stella – 9th century Marian hymn
Piae cantiones – Gaudete! (arrangement by Gerald Wirth)
Caldara: O sacrum convivium – motet
Vivaldi: Nulla in mundo pax sincera – motet, RV 630
Rossini: La Carità
Schumann: Romanzen, Op. 69 – 6. Die Capelle
Schubert: Gondelfahrer, D. 809
Biebl: Ave Maria (Angelus Domini)
Peterson: Hymn to Freedom (arrangement by Gerald Wirth)
Piazzolla: Libertango (arrangement by Oscar Escalada)
Di Capua–Mazzucchi: O sole mio
Liondev: Kaval sviri (arrangement by Tanya Parvanova)
Üsküdar’a gider iken – Turkish folk song (arrangement by Gerald Wirth)
Josef Strauss: Matrosenpolka, Op. 52 (arrangement by Gerald Wirth)
J. Strauss II: An der schönen blauen Donau (The Blue Danube), Op. 314 (arrangement by Gerald Wirth)


Wiener Sängerknaben
Conductor: Manolo Cagnin

It was over ninety years ago in 1928 that the Vienna Boys’ Choir first appeared in Budapest. Since then, the globetrotting children’s choir, which has seen numerous changes of generation, has become an old-time favourite among Hungarian audiences with a number of albums, TV shows and live concerts to its credit. Simply Classical, the title of their 2020/21 concert season as well as their latest album, is built on the choir’s traditional repertoire, which spans epochs from the Renaissance to the present day. This explains how Vivaldi, Schubert and Schumann will be performed side by side in the same evening. Tonight’s concert will feature pieces by these three composers seasoned with polkas, waltzes and other curiosities from their Strauss album, which was released last year.

Tickets and season tickets purchased for March 27th 2020 are valid for this concert.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 2 900, 4 300, 5 100, 5 900