I am not exaggerating when I say that, whatever I achieved as a musician, I owe more to Leó Weiner than to anyone else. ... To me, he remains an outstanding example of what a musician should be.

Sir Georg Solti
Concerto Budapest

11 May 2024, 19.30-22.00

Grand Hall

Geniuses II

Concerto Budapest

Wagner: Lohengrin » Prelude
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – incidental music, Op. 61

Christian Tetzlaff (violin)
Angelica Girls' Choir (choirmaster: Zsuzsanna Gráf)
Concerto Budapest
Conductor: András Keller

Roaming the familiar landscape of German Romanticism – this is how the programme could be described, and it promises three representative and particularly popular pieces conducted by András Keller. “This introduction involves a mystical element that is present and at the same time hidden throughout the whole piece…,” Ferenc Liszt said of the Prelude to Lohengrin. We should believe him, because he conducted the world premiere of Wagner’s Romantic opera in Weimar in 1850. Following this piece, one of the finest of all violin concerti will be performed, that is, Brahms’ Concerto for Violin in D major. The solo part will be played by the acclaimed German violinist Christian Tetzlaff, who has already performed many times in Budapest since 2001. The Concerto will be followed by one of the most famous incidental music pieces, Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream featuring the excellent Angelica Girls’ Choir. Its fairytale-like and dreamy overture was composed when Mendelssohn was only 17 years old. He completed this teenage masterpiece a decade and a half later by adding some orchestral and choral movements, including the famous Wedding March.

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