Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

22 February 2021, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Antique stories

Streamed only

Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major
Ravel: Daphnis es Chloé – balett music

Dezső Ránki (piano)
Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir (choirmaster: Zoltán Pad)
Conductor: János Kovács

Debussy’s epochal masterpiece, The Afternoon of a Faun, caused surprise twice. First he embarrassed the audience on its debut and then nearly two decades later, in 1912, when Vaslav Nijinsky designed a choreography for it. The Parisian theatre-going public split into two opposing and highly vocal camps with such distinguished artists adding their voice to the debate as Auguste Rodin, the foremost sculptor of his age: “it is possible to learn artistic form and style from the 20-year-old Nijinsky”. Few are aware that Debussy’s orchestral work also enraptured a Hungarian sculptor: Ede Telcs. Some of his reliefs, which can still be admired at the Liszt Academy, were inspired by the French master’s music. The evening closes with Ravel’s only ballet, Daphnis et Chloé, dance music conceived in the spirit of Antiquity, preceded by the Piano Concerto in G major with solo by Dezső Ránki.

Stream free of charge at the website, Facebook page and Youtube channel of the Liszt Academy and the Radio Orchestra. Further information here.

Presented by

Hungarian Radio Art Groups