Taste is a negative thing. Genius affirms and always affirms.

Franz Liszt
Eszter Haffner, Péter Bársony & Ditta Rohmann

15 February 2022, 19.00-21.00

Solti Hall

Chamber Music, So Close Spring 2022

Eszter Haffner, Péter Bársony & Ditta Rohmann Presented by Liszt Academy

Weiner: String Trio, Op. 6
: Passacaglia and Fugue
Krása: Dance
Péter Eötvös: Trio à cordes (in memoriam Christophe Desjardins) – premiere
Schubert: String Trio in B-flat major, D. 471
Klein: String Trio

Eszter Haffner (violin), Péter Bársony (viola), Ditta Rohmann (cello)

“There are people whose brilliance continues to light the world / though they are no longer among the living.” These lines by the poet Hannah Szenes, who was murdered in the Second World War, could serve as the motto of this homage concert in the Chamber Music, So Close series, featuring two professors of the Liszt Academy Strings Department and violinist Eszter Haffner. In part of the programme we hear works dating from 1944 by two Czech composers, Hans Krása and Gideon Klein, both murdered in Auschwitz during the Holocaust. Klein was deported less than two weeks after completing his String Trio, whereas Krása composed both chamber works in the Theresienstadt ghetto. Péter Eötvös’s work is a tribute to Christophe Desjardins who died in 2020; the French violist was a member of Ensemble InterContemporain, and his name is associated with the performance of numerous contemporary works. The melancholic overtone is counterbalanced by Schubert’s string trio, of which only the opening Allegro movement has survived in its entirety.

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


Liszt Academy Foundation


HUF 2 900, 3 900

Concert series:

Chamber Music, So Close Spring 2022