I am not exaggerating when I say that, whatever I achieved as a musician, I owe more to Leó Weiner than to anyone else. ... To me, he remains an outstanding example of what a musician should be.

Sir Georg Solti
Beethoven, the rock inventor

27 February 2022, 11.00-13.00

Solti Hall

Liszt Kidz Academy – Inventors

Beethoven, the rock inventor Presented by Liszt Academy

For 10–15-year-olds

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27/2 (‘Mondschein’) • 1. Adagio sostenuto
Haydn: Keyboard Sonata No. 14 in C major, Hob. XVI:3 • 1. Allegro
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111 • 2. Arietta – Adagio molto semplice e cantabile
Bartók: Allegro barbaro, BB 63
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 (‘Appassionata’) • 3. Allegro ma non troppo – Presto

Balázs Fülei (piano), Zsombor Tóth-Vajna (harpsichord)
Moderator: Dániel Mona

The person who considered himself above all princes. The composer who was not prepared to serve anyone. The explorer who found all frames restrictive, be they instruments or musical forms. This is Ludwig van Beethoven, the János Irinyi (Hungarian inventor of the match) of the First Viennese School and the second inventor in the spring season of Liszt Kidz Academy. At this February matinee musicologist Dániel Mona assisted by harpsichordist Zsombor Tóth-Vajna presents the keyboard customs of Beethoven’s age, then ably illustrated with piano playing from Liszt Ferenc Prize laureate Balázs Fülei there is a review of why we can consider Beethoven to have been the first rock musician in music history, why he needed to smash the rules and why his music still affects us so deeply even today. Moonlight, passion, prayer and speeding – Beethoven knew exactly what the Liszt Kidz audience needs!



Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


Liszt Academy Foundation


HUF 2 500

Concert series:

Liszt Kidz Academy - Inventors