The upcoming concert of the Szent István Philharmonic is a highlight of the 2022/23 concert season, as this year we celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Sándor Petőfi and the 150th of the birth of Pongrác Kacsóh. We will also commemorate László Lajtha - after celebrating the 130th anniversary of his birth in 2022 and now marking the 60th anniversary of his death this year - with his Mass in Days of Tribulation.
In Emőke Solymosi Tari's 2010 book Between Two Worlds: Conversations about László Lajtha, published by Hungarian Heritage House, Conductor Kálmán Záborszky, who rediscovered, presented and recorded László Lajtha's mass in 1988, revealed, "Let me tell you, anguish is in the very tone of the work. This sound is what inspired me the most: the sound of the centuries-long struggle, pain, and bitter existence of the Hungarian people.” In the same volume, Dr Zsuzsanna Erdélyi recalled Lajtha's admirati...on for Mozart, which clearly corroborates the care taken in constructing this programme: "For Lajtha, Mozart was the beginning, middle and end of the world; he was his everything; he considered him to be the greatest of geniuses. Whenever he spoke about Mozart, he would be almost beside himself with enthusiasm.” In the second part of the programme, Mihály Berecz will play the Austrian composer's Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major. The music will then be coloured with some literary recitations, with Petőfi's emblematic poems delivered by actor István Hirtling, and interpreting two songs by Pongrác Kacsóh under Záborszky's baton at the end of the concert will be opera singer Attila Fekete.
Presented by: Szent István Philharmonic
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