Liszt and Sacrality

Liszt and Sacrality

Liszt Academy — Grand Hall

16 October, 2021 | 8.00 pm

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  • 4500 Ft
  • 5500 Ft
Featuring: Sára Bolyki – voice, Balázs Dongó Szokolay – folk wind instruments, Mátyás Bolya – folk plucked instruments, László Fassang – organ, students of the Folk Music Programme of the Liszt Academy

Like other artists in the age of Romanticism who sought new sources of inspiration, Liszt showed a keen interest in the music of cultures other than his own, like medieval church music and Gypsy music. However, he was not exposed to traditional folk music as it is understood today – or what Bartók called peasant music. In his sacred music, Liszt drew on a variety of sources, from the Gregorian tradition to the remarkable composers of Renaissance and Baroque church music, such as Lassus and Johann Sebastian Bach. Conceived at the intersection of diverse genres, this production has a special concept and focuses on Liszt’s church music. Organ works, improvised movements, folk music and religious folk songs reflect on each other.
László Fassang and Balázs Dongó Szokolay have played together for years, and the rock solid basis of their new production is again improvisation. They are joined by Mátyás Bolya, who makes creative use of the gestures of folk music, and Sára Bolyki, who is known as a singer boldly experimenting on the borderland between folk music and jazz.

This concert of the Liszt Fest is presented by Müpa Budapest as a joint event with Liszt Academy.

Liszt Academy
1061 Budapest, Liszt Ferenc tér 8.

Liszt Academy — Grand Hall

16 October, 2021 | 8.00 pm

Ticket prices
  • 2900 Ft
  • 3500 Ft
  • 4500 Ft
  • 5500 Ft

Liszt Academy
1061 Budapest, Liszt Ferenc tér 8.

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