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.
'With problem-fee virtuosic technique, an imaginative sense of expression, a great many nuances, a sound that is sometimes powerful and other times intimate, she plays the music in a transcendental fashion, always following its natural progression.' These are the words conductor János Kovács used to characterise Krisztina Fejes. Hungarian Radio's New Music Journal had similar praise for István Lajkó at the start of his career, pronouncing his 'a name to remember.' Since then, he has made sure th...is would indeed be the case at countless memorable concerts both in Hungary and abroad. Today, as a professor at both Budapest's Liszt Academy and the Cologne University of Music, he himself is helping young pianists launch their careers. With his sensitive musicality, József Balog has won recognition from critics and affection from audiences all over the globe, from Amsterdam and London to New York and Shanghai. He is always glad to play less-well-known masterpieces, as well as classical music inspired by jazz, with more than a thousand concerts to his name as both a soloist and a chamber musician, along with nine CDs.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
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