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
Bálint Karosi

22 April 2022, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Organ in the Centre Spring 2022

Bálint Karosi Presented by Liszt Academy

Parker: Organ Sonata, Op. 65
Schuman: New England Triptych – 2. When Jesus Wept (arranged by Samuel Adler for organ)
William Bolcom: Godspel Preludes, book 2 – 3. Amazing Grace
Ives: Variations on “America”


INTERMISSION 


Liszt: Introduction from The Legend of St. Elizabeth
Antalffy-Zsiross: Four Organ Pieces -2. Sportive Fauns
Bálint Karosi: Organ Symphony on a Theme of a Bartók Choral
Hidas: Sonata – 1. Vivace

Bálint Karosi (organ)

Dual portrait – this could be the title of this recital, in the first part of which the audience can enjoy delightfully varied organ works or works transcribed for organ by American composers, and in the second part by Hungarian composers. Ever since winning the International Bach Organ Competition in Leipzig in 2008, Bálint Karosi’s career has been on the rise; after his studies at the Liszt Academy, he did his master’s degree in Geneva, in Oberlin in America, and at Yale University (he also took a doctorate at the latter), he has lived in the US for several years and is currently cantor at the St. Peter’s Church, New York, where six years ago he founded a musical ensemble to perform Bach and contemporary works. Thirteen thousand subscribers follow his wide-ranging activities on YouTube. His latest undertaking is performing all organ works by Bach. The programme of his concerts is edited by the world-famous Bach researcher Christoph Wolff.

 

 

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre

Tickets:

HUF 1 800, 2 300, 2 900