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.
Remembrance, large-scale compositions, solemnity: this is how one could sum up this concert programme from the Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra. Following Beethoven's massive overture, so prone to pathos and evoking the style of later eras, will be the composer's final piano concerto, known as the 'Emperor'.... We will then take an inner journey by means of Schumann's Second Symphony, as we get to know the composer's spiritual and emotional world.
The Pannon Philharmonic is now nearly 210 years old: on 9 December, they will commemorate their 1811 foundation and the tenth anniversary of the opening of their home, the Kodály Centre. The ensemble has a message for the Müpa Budapest audience: over the centuries, humanity has undergone numerous cataclysms, but symphony orchestras have kept going even during the times of greatest crisis! What would be a more worthy manner to open a concert like this than with Beethoven's ceremonial-sounding Consecration of the House Overture, originally written for the inauguration of a theatre? The rest of the concert programme will be a chance to reminisce about the first concert at the Kodály Centre, which also featured Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, with Dezső Ránki, as he is doing now, serving as the soloist. This work was well-suited to the occasion of the concert ten years ago as well: Beethoven's final piano concerto is one of the most massive pieces in the genre for any instrument, with the piano sounding like an authentic monarch. For its part, Schumann's Symphony No. 2, the piece that will conclude the concert, can be interpreted as an imprint of the composer's psychological state, as it was during a quite difficult period that he set to work on it. The effort had a therapeutic effect on him, bringing him healing - thus also making the symphony an allegory of hope, something we all have an especially great need for now, during this taxing time of global pandemic. Taking the podium for the eveningwill be chief conductor Tibor Bogányi.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest