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Romantics in Hungarian

Romantics in Hungarian

The 6th Vilnius Piano Festival
2019 November 26, Tuesday, 19.00
Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall, Vilnius
JÁNOS BALÁSZ (piano, Hungary)
Romantics in Hungarian

ROBERT SCHUMANN – Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26
FRYDERYK CHOPIN – Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23; Ballade No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 47
FERENC LISZT – Piece No. 7 Funérailles from the cycle Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S. 173; piece No. Jeux d’eau a la Villa d’Este from the cycle Années de pèlerinage. Troisième année, S. 163

Piano literature of the romantic period would be considerably curtailed without the legacy of Liszt. Not only he fine-tuned stunning virtuosity and rich treasury of melodies, which spreads out in three books of Années de pèlerinage (Years of Pilgrimage), but also introduced the entire Europe with the heritage of Hungarian music – cheerful dances (such as verbunkos and friska) and melancholic melodies (lassan). Indeed, the Hungarian music served as an inspiration source for other composers as well. Brahms, who wrote a bunch of Hungarian dances, was one of them. Tonight younger generation Hungarian pianist János Balázs will offer them in transcriptions by the legendary Hungarian pianist György Cziffra. A recipient of Liszt Ferenc Award (the highest national honour bestowed on musicians by the Hungarian government) in 2015, Balázs draws thousands of listeners to his al-fresco concerts in Budapest. For tonight’s audience he will also present Robert Schumann’s Faschingsschwank aus Wien (Carnival Scenes from Vienna) and two ballades by Polish piano poet Fryderyk Chopin.

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10, 15, 20, 30 Eur

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