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

21 March 2023, 19.15-21.00

Solti Hall

BBC World Service - The Arts Hour on Tour

BBC's Public Radio Recording

The BBC World Service Radio recording of The Arts Hour on Tour in Budapest at Solti Hall, Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest on Tuesday 21st March. Doors open at 6.30PM. The show starts at 7.15PM

Recorded in English, The Arts Hour on Tour explores great cities around the world through the work of artists who live there. Now it’s coming to hear how leading creative figures in Budapest view the culture of their city and their country.

The show will feature conversation with Oscar shortlisted filmmaker Barnabas Toth, Hungarian Film Commissioner and CEO of Mupa Budapest Csaba Kael and poet, writer and artist Kinga Toth. Plus there’s music from speed-folk freak-punk band Bohemian Betyars and the award winning singer, Дeva.

BBC presenter Nikki Bedi and her guests will be on stage, in front of the live audience in the Solti Hall.

FREE tickets for the BBC World Service Radio recording of The Arts Hour on Tour in Budapest at Solti Hall, Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest can be obtained using the link below.

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