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
Gergely Kovács Piano Recital

4 February 2022, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

MVM Concerts – The Piano

Gergely Kovács Piano Recital

Ravel: Miroirs
Liszt: Rhapsodie espagnole

INTERMISSION

Scriabin: Piano Sonata No. 2 in G-sharp minor, Op. 19 (‘Sonata Fantasy’)
Rachmaninov: Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 36 (2nd version)

Gergely Kovács (piano)

Gergely Kovács Junior Prima Award pianist is one of the most significant performers of his generation. He graduated at Liszt Academy of Music earning a masters and Solisten class degree and is currently pursuing his DLA at the Doctoral School. The 3rd prize winner of the International Franz Liszt Competition has chosen an unusual repertoire for his recital. Ravel wrote his five-movement piece Miroirs in a very difficult period of his life. It is a perfect musical reflection of images. Liszt’s Spanish Rhapsody is based on the inspirations collected during his tour in Spain and Portugal and contains variations for themes of La foglia and Jota Aragonesa. Scriabin wrote his second sonata in his first period, which was inspired by Chopin. It includes two movements and has the title Sonata-Fantasy. Continuing the Russian theme, Kovacs finishes the recital with Rachmaninov’s Sonata No. 2 composed in 1913. Although the premiere of the piece was a huge success, Rachmaninov modified the work 18 years later because he thought it was too superfluous so he simplified it. But if we compare the two versions, the first is more original and emotional. Despite its difficulties, more pianists choose to perform this version than the second one.

Presented by

Besszer Concert Ltd.

Tickets:

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