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
Kodály concert with the Alma Mater Choir

28 December 2020, 19.30-20.45

Grand Hall

Kodály concert with the Alma Mater Choir Presented by Liszt Academy

(Stream of the concert recorded at 16 December 2019)

Streamed only

Kodály: Új esztendőt köszöntő (A Christmas Carol)
Kodály
: Este (Evening)
Jonatán Zámbó: Dream Fairies – 2. Evening
Dániel Dobos: 'Regős' song
Kodály: Semmit ne bánkódjál (Cease your Bitter Weeping)
Kodály: Esti dal (Evening Song)

Yvette Mondok (vocal)
Alma Mater Choir
Conductor: Csaba Somos

 

Naturally enough, the birthday of Zoltán Kodály is cause for celebration in the Liszt Academy even when it is not a milestone anniversary, since in him we honour a formative figure of Hungarian music, national culture and, indeed, the university itself. This year, on the evening of the 137th anniversary of his birth, songs and choral pieces burnish still further the already vivid memory of Kodály. The concert programme includes two brand-new works from two young composers with close ties to the Liszt Academy: Dániel Dobos, who triumphed at last year’s Bartók World Competition composer round, and Jonatán Zámbó who has a long run of successes at other competitions. Or put another way, from Kodály’s ‘great grandchildren or great-great grandchildren’, because it is not only pianist and violinist teaching at the Liszt Academy that has an amazing, uninterrupted tradition.

 

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