The point is to increase gradually the level of the understanding, cultivation and practice of musical art. This task falls particularly to the new Academy.

Liszt to Antal Augusz
Purcell Choir & Orfeo Orchestra

31 March 2021, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Orchestra in the Centre

Purcell Choir & Orfeo Orchestra Presented by Liszt Academy


Stölzel: Jesus, als der für das verlorene Schäflein leidend- und sterbende gute Hirte am Heil

Ágnes Kovács, Katalin Szutrély (soprano), Eszter Balogh (alto), Péter Bárány (countertenor), Márton Komáromi, Zoltán Megyesi (tenor), Lóránt Najbauer (bass)
Purcell Choir, Orfeo Orchestra (concertmaster: László Paulik)
Conductor: György Vashegyi

Hungarian concert audiences owe the (re)discovery of a whole range of Baroque masters to György Vashegyi and his two ensembles, thus they have already brought this truly worthy work from the oeuvre of Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel (1690–1749) to our attention both in concert format and on a recording. The contemporary of Johann Sebastian Bach, who the great master respected and even revered, also conducted concerts at the Collegium Musicum in Leipzig and spent the greater part of his career in the service of the court, although he did manage to travel to Italy and he composed 18 or so operas. He had a similarly prolific output in the area of church music, and more specifically in the composition of passions: of these, Orfeo Orchestra and Purcell Choir have selected the work written for Easter 1727, the title of which evokes the image of the good shepherd Jesus from the Gospel of John.


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.