The most important class, however, for me and for hundreds of other Hungarian musicians, was the chamber-music class. From about the age of fourteen, and until graduation from the Academy, all instrumentalists except the heavy-brass players and percussionists had to participate in this course. Presiding over it for many years was the composer Leó Weiner, who thus exercised an enormous influence on three generations of Hungarian musicians.

Sir Georg Solti
Budapest Festival Orchestra

27 March 2022, 15.30-17.30

Grand Hall

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Baroque Concert: Philidor (l’aîné), Lully, Rameau

A. D. Philidor (l’aîné): Collection of Old Melodies – excerpts
Lully: Alceste – orchestral suite
Rameau: Naïs – orchestral suite

Budapest Festival Orchestra
Conductor: Jordi Savall

Jordi Savall, the legendary figure of early music, compiled a programme for the BFO spanning a century and a half and presenting the court music of the age of three monarchs, Louis XIII, Louis XIV and Louis XV. The compositions of two iconic composers of 17th and 18th century French music and their far less known colleague will be performed by the orchestra’s Baroque ensemble (established: 2011) playing period instruments. All the pieces were composed in honour of the then reigning king. Dancing plays a significant role not only in the ballet music of Philidor the elder, but also in the operas (or rather opera-ballets) of Lully and Rameau. The central genre of the programme, just like that of the era, is court ballet; the concert features a selection from the three ‘Louis records’ of Jordi Savall released between 1999 and 2011.

Presented by

Budapest Festival Orchestra


HUF 4 400, 5 500, 7 800, 9 000, 12 200