For the Várfok Gallery’s second round of collaborative efforts for musicians to align their inspirations with visual art, four composers and six instrumentalists produced musical reflections on paintings by Endre Rozsda.
Eyes and Ears on Budapest
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From June 6-10, Budapest hosted a roundup of European music industry organizations who met at Müpa Budapest and the House of Music for two related conferences.
Springtime in Budapest blossomed with a panoply of events to celebrate the 100th birthday (May 28th) of one of its most celebrated composers, György Ligeti.
A few years ago, a CD review in The Guardian compared five different recordings of Tchaikovsky’s first symphony.
On April 28, Martin Grubinger appeared at Müpa Budapest with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg (OPL), to give the Hungarian premiere of the Icelandic composer Daníel Bjarnason’s Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra.
The Győr Philharmonic Orchestra, led by maestro Martin Rajna, gave a stunning concert on March 19th entitled “Dialogues.”
The Hungarian State Opera’s closing performance of Sergei Prokofiev’s monumental score and Leo Tolstoy’s historical novel “War and Peace” took place on 18 February.
The 2023 Átlátszó Hang (Transparent Sound New Music Festival), offered a plethora of alternative music events from 7 Jan – 5 Feb.
On December 30, the Jávorkai Brothers (violinist Sándor and cellist Ádám) hosted a rousing musical kaleidoscope, entitled “From Budapest with Love,” at the Vienna Konzerthaus.
There’s a curious sight at England’s Thames estuary: it’s the centuries old Tudor jetty at Tilbury Fort, the place where Queen Elizabeth the First gave a stirring speech to her soldiers after the Spanish armada was defeated.