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

Sir Georg Solti
Monteverdi, the choir revolutionist

30 January 2022, 11.00-13.00

Solti Hall

Liszt Kidz Academy – Inventors

Monteverdi, the choir revolutionist Presented by Liszt Academy

For 10–15-year-olds

Monteverdi: Cruda Amarilli – madrigal
Alma Redemptoris Mater – Marian antiphon
Josquin des Prez: Alma Redemptoris Mater – motet
Monteverdi: Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda – excerpt
Monteverdi: „Possente spirto” – Orpheo's Aria from the opera Orpheo, Act 3
Banchieri: Animals Improvise Counterpoint
Alberto Schiavo: Stabat Mater – excerpt
Kodály: Huszt (The Ruins)
Monteverdi: Scherzi musicali – Non così tosto io miro, Giovinetta ritrosetta, Damigella tutta bella

Saint Ephraim Male Choir (artistic director: Tamás Bubnó)
Zsombor Tóth-Vajna (organ), Ottília Revóczky, Gábor Németh (violin), Eszter Agárdi (cello), Gábor Tokodi (theorbo)
Moderator: Dániel Mona

The person who launched opera on its all-conquering path. The composer who dared go against tradition. The revolutionary for whom it was far from irrelevant what the libretto of a given piece of music was about. This is Claudio Monteverdi, the Tivadar Puskás (inventor of the telephone exchange) of Baroque music, the first inventor of the spring season of Liszt Kidz Academy. At this season-opening matinee, musicologist Dániel Mona introduces – in partnership with Saint Ephraim Male Choir, one of the most experienced Hungarian ensembles in the area of choral music from earlier centuries – what choral singing was like pre-Monteverdi, the essence of the originality of the Italian master and why his innovations still cause us to gasp in wonder. Animal noises, tears, shivering, laughter, all in the language of music, and of course the story of Orpheus who is prepared to descend into the underworld for his lover – Monteverdi knew exactly what the Liszt Kidz audience needs!

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 2 500

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Liszt Kidz Academy - Inventors