Berlioz: Roman Carnival, Overture
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major
Berlioz: Fantastical Symphony


János Balázs – piano


Charles Dutoit
Around 1830, Hector Berlioz and Franz Liszt became friends. Berlioz rapturously praised Liszt’s piano playing, and Liszt was enthralled by Berlioz’s 1830 Fantastical Symphony. Together they conceived the idea of the symphonic poem, and at the same time, in 1830, Liszt began composing his first piano concerto. He was still constantly learning while he was composing the piece, which was premiered in Weimar in 1855. He continued working on it afterwards, further refining it. Berlioz’s Fantastical Symphony was premiered in 1830, yet it still has a modern feel, with its prevalent and multifaceted eccentricity. The Overture to the Roman Carnival was premiered in 1844, and is a beautiful example of the painting an artwork with musical tones. fixa idea révén. Római karnevál nyitánya a hangszínekkel festő művészet gyönyörű példája.

János Balázs is a winner of the Liszt Prize and the Kossuth Prize, and an associate professor at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music. Charles Dutoit is a true star; he was a music director in Montreal for 25 years, a principal conductor in Philadelphia, Paris, Tokyo and London. He is unrivalled in performing French music.