The training I received at the Academy was difficult and at times harsh, but those who survived the experience emerged as real musicians.

Sir Georg Solti
János Pálúr

8 March 2021, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Organ in the Centre Spring 2021

János Pálúr Presented by Liszt Academy

Diploma concert 20 years after


van Noordt: Psalm 24
J. S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 547
J. S. Bach: Kleines harmonisches Labyrinth (Little Harmonic Labyrinth), BWV 591
J. S. Bach: Canonic Variations on “Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her”, BWV 769
Gárdonyi: Praising song from Psalm 45
Featuring: Kántus and Psalterium Hungaricum choirs of Debrecen
Conductor: Sándor Berkesi 


Mozart: Fantasia in F minor for mechanical organ, K. 608
Liszt: Preludium and Fugue On a Theme by B-A-C-H
Dupré: Symphony for Organ and Orchestra in G minor, Op. 25 – excerpt (transcription by the composer for organ and piano)
Featuring: László Deák (piano)
Duruflé: Suite, Op. 5 – 3. Toccata

János Pálúr (organ)

“The majority of my life has been looking to the future with hope, so it’s now time to look in the professional mirror,” says János Pálúr, who ever since his diploma concert at the Liszt Academy has been promoting – with passion and with love – the cause of organ music in Hungary. In the years since graduation he has given several hundred concerts, he was the leading light behind the launch of the concert series Reformed Songs in the Fasor Reformed Church 16 years ago, while he has also lectured at the Liszt Academy since 1998. In the first half of the concert brought about with the help of excellent guest artists and ensembles, we can hear mainly church-inspired works from the north German Baroque school of organ through Bach to Gárdonyi, and after the intermission French music is also represented by two composers. Thirty years ago, this programme compilation would have been a curiosity, but today, thanks partly to János Pálúr, French organ music also forms an integral part of the domestic concert repertoire.


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.