For decades, one of Hungary's most outstanding professional choirs has worked with unbroken intensity under the direction of leading choir masters, and is well-versed in all areas of the choral literature. While they work symbiotically with an orchestra which forms an essential part of their oratorical evenings, their independent concerts are memorable as well.
Along with many of its other attributes, the Hungarian National Choir demonstrates its versatility as it takes the stage at Müpa Budapest as the Ensemble of the Season. Under the direction of conductor Csaba Somos, it will perform a capella compositions in the first half of the evening, while the concert's grand finale, this time with accompaniment from the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Zsolt Hamar, will be one of the 20th century's most popular oratorica...l works. The programme forms a colourful palette which allows the choir to demonstrate its proficiency in many areas.
Alexander Gretchaninov, who emigrated to France in the twilight of his life and later to the United States, was a late Romantic Russian composer. His Vespers guides us into the world of Russian orthodox liturgical music, while the works by Jenő Pertis and János Vajda offer a taste of the output of Hungarian choral composers of the present and recent past. Lajos Vass's delicately composed Nocturne evokes the taste of Hungarian disciples of Kodály from past decades, while the erotic hymn to love by Carl Orff is a suggestive confrontation with the rhythm-driven 'archaic modernity' of the first half of the 20th century.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
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