My friends are those who haunt the Ideal; there, dear friend, we 'recognize' each other, and shall always do so…

Liszt to Ödön Mihalovich
Kodály 139

16 December 2021, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Kodály 139 Presented by Liszt Academy

Kodály: Énekszó, op. 1 – 2. Jöjj te hozzám, szép madárka; 3. Kinyílt a kalitka; 7. Ha ki szépet szeret; 8. Csak aztat csudálom; 9. Vékony a pókháló; 10. Azt gondolod rózsám; 15. Tudtad, tudtad; 16. Kötöttem bokrétát
Vivienne Ortan (vocals), Gábor Alszászy (piano)
Kodály: Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7
Oszkár Varga (violin), Flóra Matuska (cello)
Kodály: Organoedia ad missam lectam (Low Mass)
Balázs Szabó (organ)

Host: Endre Tóth

Zoltán Kodály's birthday has been a red-letter day in Hungarian music history for decades, and this year is no different. In the first half of the concert, several songs will be performed from the Op. 1 cycle, composed between 1907 and 1909; these will be followed by the Duo, written in the first year of World War I and performed by Imre Waldbauer and Jenő Kerpely in the last year of the war. The second half of the concert will feature a performance of the organ transcript of Missa brevis in honor of the influential master. The composition, created under adventurous conditions, was conceived in 1942, in Galyatető, as an organ mass that is a so-called silent mass without text. Kodály reworked the piece at the end of 1944, in a shelter while bombs were falling on Budapest, and it was first performed in the cloakroom of the Opera House in February the following year. The organ transcript was released in Hungary and England in 1947, and we will hear it in the interpretation of Balázs Szabó, lecturer at the Liszt Academy. 



Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 1 900