Music was and is an essential part of daily life in Hungary.

Sir Georg Solti
Hungarian Gems Series - Concert #2

23 October 2021, 14.00-15.00

Grand Hall

Hungarian Gems Series - Concert #2

World of Operettas

Lehár: The Merry Widow – suite
Lehár: Concertino for Violin and Orchestra
Lehár: Waltz from the operetta Giuditta
Lehár: “Meine Lippen, die küssen so heiß” – Giuditta’s song from the operetta Giuditta
Lehár: Gold and Silver – waltz, Op. 79

Miranda Liu (violin), Andrea Rost (vocals)
Danubia Orchestra Óbuda
Conductor: Máté Hámori

The commending words, written in Vienna at the time, "Music theatre has three genres: opera, operetta – and Lehár." referred to Franz Lehár, who as one of the most popular composers of Hungarian operetta and the innovating force on the Viennese operetta stage, gave works like The Merry Widow, Gypsy Love or The Count of Luxembourg to the world. Lehár penned his works with inexhaustible imagination, sense of humour, high standards, yet he was a highly prolific composer: altogether, 31 operettas are linked to his name. With his music, he could impress the visitors of suburban inns just as much as the aristocrats of elite upper-class balls. It attests to his extraordinary talent that Dvořák took note of him as a composer, and Puccini is believed to have remarked that if Lehár had built his career as an opera composer, he would have been Puccini's greatest rival. Concerto Budapest's Hungarian Gems Series will provide insight into his oeuvre not only through excerpts from his operettas but also his Concertino for Violin and Orchestra and a beloved waltz.

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Concerto Budapest


HUF 1 500