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

Franz Liszt
Dénes Várjon & Concerto Budapest • 2.2

5 April 2023, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Bartók Spring International Arts Weeks

Dénes Várjon & Concerto Budapest • 2.2

Time change

J. S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat major, BWV 1051
Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 1, BB 91
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 ('Pastorale')

Dénes Várjon (piano)
Concerto Budapest
Conductor: András Keller

At this concert of András Keller and the Concerto Budapest, Dénes Várjon will play the solo in two youthful pieces by Bartók, whose chief inspirations were Liszt and Richard Strauss. The Rhapsody was in the repertoire of Bartók the pianist for a relatively long time, even when his compositional style had far departed from the mood of the turn of the century. This was in part the reason why, at the end of 1925, he decided to write a piano concerto that would better reflect his compositional philosophy. The Scherzo was unknown to Bartók scholars for a long time, with its score discovered only more than half a century after its composition. It immediately became clear it featured many of the elements of Bartók’s mature style. He himself must have been aware of the forward-looking nature of the piece, which was why he did not consent to mediocre performances.

Please be informed that the concert of Dénes Várjon and Concerto Budapest, announced for 6 April 2023, will take place one day earlier, on 5 April. Previously purchased tickets are valid for the new date or can be redeemed until 15 February 2023 at the festival website or at Müpa Budapest's permanent ticket offices. Thank you for your understanding!

Presented by

Müpa, Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 2 900-7 500