...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
Eszter Karasszon, Éva Szalai & András Keller

30 March 2021, 19.30-21.00

Grand Hall

Chamber Music - Y generation Spring 2021

Eszter Karasszon, Éva Szalai & András Keller Presented by Liszt Academy

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Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op. 73
Fauré: Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 2 in G minor, Op. 117
Schumann: Fünf Stücke im Volkston, Op. 102  – 1. „Vanitas vanitatum“. Mit Humor, 2. Langsam, 4. Nicht zu rasch


Mendelssohn: Lieder ohne Worte – excerpts (transcription by Friedrich Grützmacher)
Fauré: Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 120

András Keller (violin), Eszter Karasszon (cello), Éva Szalai (piano)

In comparison with the most popular composers of the 19th century, for example, Beethoven, Schubert or Wagner, the music of Schumann has not been as avidly sought by the general public, but, according to the sketch writer of the art periodical Élet in 1910, on the centenary of Schumann’s birth, “perhaps to the true music lover he is more dear, more intimate and more receptive than all of them. Schumann, as a great musician once said of him, is music itself.” In the first half of the concert, Eszter Karasszon and Éva Szalai perform particularly exciting and mysterious works from Schumann’s chamber canon; their musical temperament and musicality guarantee that the intimacy and awe-inspiring nature of these works is fully realized. Furthermore, the thing that the above excerpt indicates: the pure musical form of Schumann works. The final programme work is the superb late masterpiece by Gabriel Fauré, the Trio in D minor. The composition that debuted in 1923 became a standard on the repertoire of 20th century French music after a legendary performance when it was played by Jacques Thibaud on violin, Pablo Casals on cello and Alfred Cortot on piano. For this occasion, the violin part is taken by András Keller.



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The concert of Eszter Karasszon, Éva Szalai & András Keller on 27 March 2021 will be held on 30 March 2021. 
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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.