Technique should create itself from spirit not from mechanics.

Franz Liszt to Lina Raman
Alma Mater Choir & Aura Musicale

3 May 2022, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Orchestra in the Centre Spring 2022

Alma Mater Choir & Aura Musicale Presented by Liszt Academy

Rescheduled date

Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine

Mária Lőkösházi, Roberta Szklenár (soprano), József Csapó, Viktor Korbász, Péter Mészáros (tenor), Lőrinc Kósa, Lóránt Najbauer (bass)
Alma Mater Choir (choirmaster: Csaba Somos)
Aura Musicale (artistic director: Balázs Máté)
Conductor: Csaba Kutnyánszky

One of the pinnacles of European church music is Monteverdi's ‘rosary’ dating from 1610 for vespers, the evening prayer of the Feast of Mary in the liturgical calendar. It is an astonishing masterpiece which on hearing seems to transport one to the interior of some imposing cathedral to marvel at both human and divine greatness. The 90-minute Monteverdi composition encapsulates everything that can be expressed in sound. It is a magical blend of sounds, tones, animating rhythms, emotions and moods, a genuine acoustic miracle in which the Baroque master ‘arranges’ the space by dividing the choirs in different directions. For this recital, the Liszt Academy’s Vice-President of Education and professor Csaba Kutnyánszky conducts the university’s mixed choir and the distinguished instrumental ensemble of Hungarian early music led by Balázs Máté.



Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre


HUF 3 300, 4 100, 4 900

Concert series:

Orchestra in the Centre Spring 2022