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

Franz Liszt
Hans-Ola Ericsson

24 May 2022, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Organ in the Centre Spring 2022

Hans-Ola Ericsson Presented by Liszt Academy

Sibelius: Intrada, Op. 111a
Tamás Ungváry: Interaction No. 2
J. S. Bach–Reger: Chromatic Fantasia
Widor: Bachʼs Memento – 6. Mattheus-Final 


Sandström: Libera me
J. S. Bach–Liszt: Einleitung und Fuge aus der Kantate Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis
Hans-Ola Ericsson: Melody to the Memory of a Lost Friend
Nielsen: Commotio, Op. 58

Hans-Ola Ericsson (organ)

Johann Sebastian Bach and modern Scandinavian organ music sit right at the heart of this concert by Hans-Ola Ericsson. The Swedish artist is a world-class performer of the modern organ repertoire. This, and his roles in teaching and as a specialist of the instrument, mean he is a regular guest of the leading music institutions of the world. The lavish sound and amazing use of harmonies apparent in Sibelius’s Intrada have made it an outstanding work of Finnish organ music. In Interaction No. 2, Tamás Ungvári – who works in Sweden – creates brilliantly executed rhythmic play with the help of electronics. In the wake of the work by the recently deceased Sven-David Sandström, Ericsson performs an own composition. Melody to the Memory of a Lost Friend is a music vision of loss, inspired not only by personal tragedy but the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch. The programme enhanced with Bach arrangements closes with the final masterpiece from Dane Carl Nielsen, Commotio (Op. 58).

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 1 800, 2 300, 2 900