The two Hungarians not only played music, they were themselves the music – in every nerve – down to their fingertips.

Adelheid von Schorn on Reményi and Liszt
Balázs Szabó

22 November 2020, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Organ in the Centre

Balázs Szabó Presented by Liszt Academy

Liszt Recital


Liszt: Transcendental Études (transcription by Balázs Szabó)

Balázs Szabó (organ)

“Because it’s there,” was the answer of George Mallory given almost 100 years ago to the question of why he had climbed Mount Everest. Liszt’s twelve transcendent etudes also constitute one of the highest ranges in the piano landscape, and still only few undertake to tackle them all, most artists only pick a few pieces from the stunning series. Now, Balázs Szabó, a well-known figure in domestic concert life, who also played a key role in the restoration of the Liszt Academy’s Voit organ, sets off on this most testing of expeditions, playing the cycle, which was earlier considered virtually unplayable and demanding diabolical virtuosity, in his own arrangement. Tonight, thanks to Balázs Szabó, we can be witnesses to this grandiose, daring and exciting enterprise allowing us to enjoy one of Liszt’s principal works in a form never heard before.

Tickets and season tickets purchased for May 13th 2020 are valid for this concert.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


This concert was supported, in line with the Government decree 1290/ 2020. (VI.5) related to cultural institutions, in order to ease the economic difficulties caused by the Covid19 pandemic. 


HUF 1 800, 2 300, 2 900