1st Carpathian Balin Festival
Musicology lecture and Ferenc Liszt Memorial Concert


Artists in this concert commemorating Ferenc Liszt who was born 210 years ago are two professors of the Liszt Academy and at the same time its former students. Both are faithful defenders of the Liszt tradition that has been continued for several generations. Their programme comprises transcriptions. A significant part of Liszt’s oeuvre is made up of piano transcriptions, in which the composer-piano virtuoso wanted to reproduce the original work on his own instrument as faithfully as possible, although for the most part he shaped it in his own image, as though ‘transubstantiating’ the foundational musical material mainly taken from other composers. Mária Eckhardt, Széchenyi Prize musicologist, gives a lecture on the concert.

Liszt: Années de pèlerinage, Deuxième année: Italie – Sonetto 123 del Petrarca
Wagner–Liszt: Isolde’s Love Death from the Tristan und Isolde
Schumann–Liszt: Liebeslied (Widmung)
Liszt – János Balázs: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6
Puccini – János Balázs: Lauretta’s aria from the opera Gianni Schicchi
Ponce – János Balázs: Estrellita
J. Strauss II – Cziffra – János Balázs: Reminiscences

Artistic director: Apolka Bonnyai
Kálmán Dráfi, János Balázs (piano)
Lecture hold by Mária Eckhardt (musicologist)