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
Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra

14 May 2021, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra


Streamed only

J. S. Bach: Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord in D major, BWV 1028
Mendelssohn – Aribert Reimann: … oder soll es Tod bedeuten? – song cycle


Shostakovich: Two Pieces for String Octet, Op. 11
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 107

Juliane Banse (vocals), István Várdai (cello)
Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra (concertmaster: Péter Tfirst, artistic director: István Várdai)

In the final performance of their four-concert season ticket series, the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra does almost everything slightly differently to what we would have expected. The ensemble, who often experiment with arrangements, together with István Várdai play a Bach sonata in a chamber orchestral line-up, and then with the participation of the marvellous Juliane Banse we hear Mendelssohn’s well-known songs in an entirely new way, and perhaps it comes as no surprise either: there won’t be eight on the podium when the octet is performed... The concert and the season ticket recitals close in the way the season opened – the orchestra and their superb artistic director express their gratitude for the love and loyalty of the audience with a joint performance.

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

Presented by

Liszt Ferenc Chamber Orchestra Foundation