“Eros at the piano,” by pianist and pedagogue William Westney,* is a goldmine of wisdom. This book is a witty, articulate, and conversational style tome about life with the mighty beast – the grand piano.
Szerző: Alexandra Ivanoff
“Attila” in the Margit Island Theatre offered two debuts: the noted Canadian bass-baritone John Relyea assumed the title role, and on the podium, Hungary’s Martin Rajna, who was just recently appointed as the chief conductor of the Hungarian State Opera.
On 3 November, an octet of string players from the famed West-Eastern Divan Orchestra will grace the halls of Hungarian House of Music.
Under the Spring Festival’s “Together in the city” theme, two chamber presentations on 7 May were staged at Central European University.
Canadian French conductor Charles Dutoit reappeared in Budapest to conduct the Máv Symphony Orchestra on 5 May at the Liszt Academy.
Várfok Galéria’s exhibit of 22 wildly colorful acrylic paintings in “Oxygen” by the well-known artist János Szirtes, featured a chamber concert that accompanied the art — in an unusual way.
A curiously forgotten and fairly prolific Baroque composer, Johann David Heinichen, was a contemporary of Bach; and like him, arose from St. Thomas Church in Leipzig.
After a two-day audition in Berlin, the 24-year-old Budapest-born musician, László Gál was chosen to occupy the position of 3rd horn in the Berlin Philharmonic.
The sound of the steam whistle signals us to climb aboard the train – but it’s not a train, it’s a theatre! It’s the new 400-600-seat auditorium within the Hungarian State Opera’s recently completed Eiffel Art Studios. It’s where the company launched its official ‘Inauguration Gala’ on October 25. Even though the main Eiffel Arts building was finally completed after eight years of planning and construction, the official opening could only be marked — tagged as “Rebirth-Day” – in late October because previous attempts to schedule it had to be postponed due to the pandemic’s unpredictable timeline. During that time,…