Every year since 2008, the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Müpa Budapest have put on an all-day marathon production presenting the very best work of a given composer, with a series of consecutive concerts from morning until late evening in the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall and the Festival Theatre. From Bach and Brahms to Bartók and Bernstein, many prominent composers have taken the starring role on these days - with Beethoven already serving twice, for example. The 2023 marathon will ...focus on Sergei Prokofiev, who passed away 70 years ago. The Russian composer wrote exciting symphonies, concertos, chamber compositions and piano pieces, among other works, so we will be able to present a rich cross-section of his diverse oeuvre to our audience over the course of the day. Students of the Liszt Academy will perform free concerts in the Glass Hall, while memorable performances will be brought to life on the screen in the Auditorium, where we will also show the legendary films by Sergei Eisenstein for which Prokofiev composed the music.
The artistic directors of the series are Iván Fischer and Csaba Káel.
Denis Matsuev and the Hungarian National Philharmonic
Performance at Müpa Budapest on 3 March 2019.
Prokofiev: Overture on Hebrew Themes, op. 34
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, op. 16
Conductor: Alexander Sladkovsky
Piano: Denis Matsuev
Featuring: Hungarian National Philharmonic
Presented by: Budapest Festival Orchestra, Müpa Budapest
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