We're broadcasting this performance live!
In spite of the fact that the current extraordinary situation prevents us all from meeting at Müpa Budapest in person, we would still like to make the coming days nicer and more uplifting. This is why we are going to transmit our live performance, without an audience, on our website and YouTube channel.
We look forward to welcoming you to the event, through your screen!
The performance will be broadcasted on our website and YouTube channel.
The coronavirus pandemic has brought trials for everyone, but those who are resourceful can discover hidden reserves of creativity and find new solutions in unexpected situations. At this concert, the artists of the Hungarian National Philharmonic, playing without a conductor, will perform entertaining c...lassical works of multiple movements in a programme that interested viewers will be able to watch and hear as part of the Müpa Home series. To display their own independent performance skills: this is an enticing opportunity for any orchestral musician!
Claude Gervaise's Old French Dances whisk us back to the centuries of the Renaissance: listening to the tight rhythms and old-style harmonies, one can almost see dancers in lace-trimmed dress of velvet and silk moving before one's eyes. Elgar's Serenade for Strings in E minor is a different sort of world: its veiled tones and soft melancholy evoke the sensuality, seasoned with decadence, of the late Romantic era. Mozart's divertimento treats the listener to the grace of the Viennese Classical style, impeccably proportioned movements, a lissom sound and, not least of all, a sense of humour. And to conclude the evening, Grieg's Holberg Suite takes us back to the Romantic era, this time, however, with the 19th century extending its hand to the 18th, since the movements - which the Norwegian composer created in 1884 to mark the bicentenary of the birth of the writer Ludvig Holberg - are archaising in character, as their titles themselves suggest: Prelude, Sarabande, Gavotte, Air, Rigaudon. If you join us, you'll be able to lean back in your armchair and let the artists of the National Philharmonic guide you on an adventure down the enchanting musical paths of the past!
Presented by: Hungarian National Philharmonic