This concert by Dániel Gryllus is split into two parts. Sermon on the Mount (Hegyi beszéd) summarises, in the form of ten songs, the ethical teachings of Christ recorded in the Gospel of Matthew, chapters 5-7. Zoltán Sumonyi and Dániel Gryllus have reworked the biblical text in the ten songs, in which evangelical quotations serve as the basis for the verses performed in collaboration with Károly Mécs. The song cycle was written in 1993, but this is is the first time it is will be played in this arrangement. The second part is based on his musical adaptation of Sándor Weöres' book on metaphysics, Towards Completeness (A teljesség felé), which was dedicated to Béla Hamvas. Dániel Gryllus first wrote the music for the prose work in the early '80s, but the release of the record had to wait until 1988. The musical reworking appeared in time for Sándor Weöres's 75th birthday. The work was also performed on stage, with director Katalin Kőváry, the composer's wife, taking care of the dramaturgical work. For Dániel Gryllus's 60th birthday, his son, Samu Gryllus, who has meanwhile himself become an eminent musician, has created a new arrangement for the work and assembled several generations of luminaries from the world of folk and world music, as well as actor Zoltán Seress, to perform it.
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