“I have a memory from the time before I was born,” writes Swedish clarinetist Martin Fröst. That memory was filled with songs by Scarlatti and Purcell.
Szerző: Alexandra Ivanoff
Star-Tenor Jonas Kaufmann’s newly-released album “It’s Christmas!” is an extraordinary labor of love that reveals a centuries-old treasure trove of old German Christmas songs.
At Müpa Budapest on 29 March, three works were performed by the Vienna Philharmonic, directed by Thomas Adès, in his Hungarian début.
On 19 March, the Danubia Zenekar scheduled the “Harmonielehre” on their program along with Schönberg‘s “Theme and Variations” Op. 43/b, and Bruch’s Violin Concerto no. 1.
The unveiling of the spectacular building was celebrated with a red-carpet, champagne-flowing grand gala opening, attended by VIPs and press from around the world.
ICMA has voted Swedish clarinetist Martin Fröst as their 2022 ‘Artist of the Year Award’ for his innovative global career, his impressive discography, and his philanthropy.
Hearing Wayne Marshall perform on Müpa Budapest’s great organ on 8 February will completely rearrange your thinking about what the ‘King of Instruments’ is capable of.
Gabriel Prokofiev’s new Concerto for Viola was premiered on January 14th at the Bonn Opera House.
Now that he’s just turned 40, conductor Róbert Farkas is ready to take on the world – well, at least the world’s podiums. Since the turn of the new year, he’s already conducted two full concerts and is preparing two more with his MÁV Symphony Orchestra.
When listening to old recordings of pianist György Cziffra, one is transfixed at not only his extraordinary technique, but also his combination of fearlessness and sympathetic awareness of the composer’s most soulful demands. If any pianist now is to inhabit that same mix of incredible bravado, lyricism, and the occasional moody Hungarian brooding, it is János Balázs.