Technique should create itself from spirit not from mechanics.

Franz Liszt to Lina Raman
Chamber Circle

28 April 2021, 19.30-20.45

Grand Hall

Chamber Music – Y generation

Chamber Circle Presented by Liszt Academy

Streamed only

Stravinsky: Fanfare for a New Theatre (Áron Simon transcription for trumpet and trombone)
Gergő Kutyifa, Balázs Szalóky (trumpet)
Stravinsky: Soldier's Tale - suite 
Eszter Osztrosits (violin), Péter Szűcs (clarinet), Imre Dani (piano)
Stravinsky: Lied ohne Name
Jákob Bettermann, Péter Vedres (bassoon)
Stravinsky: Rite of Spring (transcription for four hands)
Róza Radnóti, Fülöp Ránki (piano)

A mere five years – and a global conflagration – separate two epochal masterpieces by Stravinsky, the ballet The Rite of Spring (1913) and The Soldier’s Tale (1918), a work that genre-wise is difficult to categorize. The former could have been arranged by the composer for a large symphony orchestra; neither earlier nor later was such an ensemble at Stravinsky’s disposal. However, the latter work, The Soldier’s Tale, had to be shaped with more modest expectations but as the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention. It is hard to believe that ballet music, with its grandiose orchestration mobilizing astounding sound masses, can be brought out in such an illusory way on the piano, but anyone who has heard the four-handed version of the Stravinsky work will know from what occasionally simple and slight material this magnificent music has been wrought, and that even in this form how effective it is. The Soldier’s Tale is performed in its original form under the baton of Martin Rajna, with narration by Pál Mácsai who is now considered a Stravinsky specialist.


Dear Audience,

The concert of Chamber Circle announced on 19 April 2021 will be held on 28 April 2021. Stream free of charge at the Online Concert Hall, Facebook and Youtube channel of the Liszt Academy.

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Stream free of charge at the website, Facebook page and Youtube channel of the Liszt Academy.

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Liszt Academy Concert Centre


This concert was supported, in line with the Government decree 1290/ 2020. (VI.5) related to cultural institutions, in order to ease the economic difficulties caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.