Chamber music, by its nature and the way it is performed, is intimate. But does it have to be? Not always. Brahms's piano quartets, for example, are so richly vibrant that the listener has the impression the composer was expressing his yearning for symphonic music despite the frugal arrangement of the instruments.This is one concert that would fill even New York's Carnegie Hall. Dénes Várjon, Kristóf Baráti and István Várdai are three musicians whose names have recently been regularly listed on the Bachtrack website as the most sought-after artists in the world: in recent years, all three have topped this list. What is more, their proven musical partner, Máté Szűcs, is the solo violist for the Berlin Philharmonic. This is an alliance of four world-class musicians, artists who have shown many times that they understand one another perfectly. Their chamber music recalls the spirit of the Marlboro Festival, where Dénes Várjon is a returning performer.
The piano quartets of Johannes Brahms are ranked among the greatest masterpieces of romantic chamber music: their unmatched thematic fullness and colour always make for a joyful experience. Brilliance and gloom both flow richly from each of the three pieces, but whether the tone is dark or bright, it is always powerful. Their lavish sound is why we can confidently refer to this group of works in Brahms's oeuvre as symphonic chamber music. Considering the beauty of these three pieces, we can only wonder why they are barely ever heard in concert halls. The final movement, the Verbunkos Quartet in G major, are occasionally performed, but the other two opuses are only heard once in a blue moon. Now is your chance to experience them as part of an extraordinary performance!
The concert will be preceded from 6.30 pm by a conversation entitled Prelude, where ticket holders will be invited to get to know the performing musician and the works to be performed more closely.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
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Refreshments – Without the Queue
Thanks to our new catering service at the Átrium Snack Bar, you can forget about waiting in line during intermissions for some refreshments and get your order prepped especially for you by the time the intermission actually starts. Find out more about pre-ordering here.
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