Meeting a marvel. The 32 piano sonatas written by Ludwig van Beethoven, who was born 250 years ago, together comprise one of the most significant works of art created in the history of music, one that reinterpreted the relationship between the genre and the instrument, wrapping up the development of the Classical piano sonata form and opening the way toward Romanticism. Over the course of nine concerts to be held over two days, Müpa Budapest will present the audience with all 32 personal testaments in the order they were created, with the procession of 32 different performers also serving as a celebration of the storied and internationally renowned Hungarian school of piano playing.
Gábor Csalog is a progressive-minded individual who has journeyed down his own paths in the Hungarian concert world. He is well known for his unique concert programmes linking older pieces with modern ones in an unusual fashion. An expert on performing the works of György Kurtág, he also enjoyed a close working relationship with György Ligeti. While pursuing his degree at the Liszt Academy, Bálint Zsoldos also studied at master classes with outstanding artists like Dmitri Bashkirov, Lazar Berman... and György Sebők. He has appeared at such venues as Salzburg's Mozarteum, Carnegie Hall in New York, and Moscow's Rachmaninoff Hall. András Kemenes pursued his studies at the Liszt Academy during one of the institution's golden ages, under professors Pád Kadosa, Ferenc Rados and György Kurtág, and he himself now has taught at the academy for many years. He will conclude the Beethoven Sonata Weekend with the composer's 32nd and final sonata, Op. 111 in C minor.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
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