René Jacobs, who started his career as a singer, and then rose to the top echelon of conductors specializing in old music, is known as a musician who likes to explore and often makes surprising discoveries. His concerts are guaranteed to throw a new light on even the best-known compositions.
When he held a choral course in Budapest two years ago, he offered a vivid description of what kind of a relationship it was possible to maintain with Bach's art. "You don't need to be a believer” to c...arry out a good performance of Bach, "it's enough to envy those who believe.” He also said that "singing Bach is taking a class in humility, because his music has no room for vanity.”
In an interview he said: "Important and necessary as it is to study what the performance of a piece was once like, it cannot be the basis of your interpretation. If that is all you consider, your interpretation will be atrocious, a mere alibi, something that hides the fact you have no personality and imagination. Like Harnoncourt, I too think I can't do authentic Bach - all I can do is authentic Jacobs.”
Presented by: Budapest Spring Festival
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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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