On the anniversary of Ferenc Liszt’s birth, 22 October, the composer’s unfinished opera Sardanapalo will be performed as part of the Liszt Festival, and we interviewed Cambridge University music historian David Trippett, who not only found but also orchestrated the unique piece thought to be lost.

Allison Pataki is a New York Times bestselling author mostly known for her refreshing historical female fictions. We asked about her Hungarian roots, her latest novel, The Queen’s Fortune, published in Hungary.