...a country (Hungary) whose population, even today, is barely over ten million has produced so many musicians and so much outstanding music. I am grateful for having been born and trained there.

Sir Georg Solti
Márta Ábrahám & Ábrahám Consort

4 March 2022, 19.00-21.00

Solti Hall

Here and Now Spring 2022

Márta Ábrahám & Ábrahám Consort Presented by Liszt Academy

Lessons with Vivaldi

Balassa: Szőke Nyitra – Fekete Vág, Op. 126 (world premiere)
Ákos Zarándy: Concerto for Violin and Strings dedicated to Márta Ábrahám and the Ábrahám Consort (premiere)
Barnabás Dukay: Boldogok, akik szomorúak, mert megvígasztalják őket, hangköltemény - motet
Barnabás Dukay: Az önmagában nyugvó szív motettája – instrumental choral motet for two pianos
Barnabás Dukay: A Pantokrátor szentjei körében, részlet egy angyal koncertből – instrumental motet
Conductor: Barnabás Dukay
József Sári: Oktofonie – for violin ensemble (world premiere, dedicated to Márta Ábrahám)
Conductor: László Tihanyi
Antal Maria: Witch Hunt
Zoltán Németh:
 Aura (world premiere)
Gergely Vajda: Lessons with Vivaldi (world premiere)

Márta Ábrahám (violin)
Ábrahám Consort (artistic director: Márta Ábrahám)

This recital of Márta Ábrahám and Ábrahám Consort lets us be ear-witnesses to a meeting of Baroque music and new music. The history of music has already offered countless examples of how an earlier master, genre, composer’s idea can inspire a freshly made composition. These connections are then presented to audiences sometimes more openly, and sometimes more coyly. The authors of works performed at this concert profoundly believe that the constant reflection on the past and our predecessors is a natural state of being of music, just as each note becomes really interesting and gains significance only after the note before it, just as every composition is related to an earlier one, and one before that. The concert opens with the string orchestral work Szőke Nyitra – Fekete Vág written in the late period of Sándor Balassa, who died recently, and then a new composition apiece by József Sári, Gergely Vajda and Ákos Zarándy, Zoltán Németh naturally all as world premieres.



Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 2 900, 3 900

Concert series:

Here and Now Spring 2022