My friends are those who haunt the Ideal; there, dear friend, we 'recognize' each other, and shall always do so…

Liszt to Ödön Mihalovich
Janoska Ensemble

11 October 2022, 19.30-21.30

Grand Hall

Liszt Fest International Cultural Festival

Janoska Ensemble

The Big B’s

Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 1 (transcription by Janoska Ensemble)
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 (‘Pathétique’) – 2. Adagio cantabile
František Janoska: Leo’s Dance
Bartók: Román népi táncok (arranged by Janoska Ensemble)
Bernstein: Candide – Overture (arranged by Janoska Ensemble)
Paul McCartney: Yesterday (a Janoska Ensemble átirata)
František Janoska: Beethoven's Symphonies in 9 Minutes
Brubeck: Blue Rondo à la Turk
František Janoska: Souvenir pour Elise – Hommage à Ludwig van Beethoven
J. S. Bach: Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043 (arranged by Janoska Ensemble)

Ondrej Janoska, Roman Janoska (violin), Julius Darvas (double bass), František Janoska (piano)

The three Bratislava-born Janoska brothers and their bassist brother-in-law, Julius Darvas have a very special way of performing the well-known masterpieces of the greatest classics, be they Mozart or the Beatles, in a manner that renders them contemporary and very distinctive. The Big B’s, the ensemble’s latest album, features works by composers such as Bach, Beethoven, Bartók, Bernstein and Brubeck, whose art always remained close to the world of improvisation. The works are, of course, arranged in the unmistakable Janoska style, far beyond the bounds of virtuosity and wit. Again, the group undertakes nothing less than to revolutionise classical music the way the Beatles revolutionised pop music. “Through improvisation, virtuosity and spontaneity we want to free classical music from its strict boundaries.”


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