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BARTÓK'S PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2 IN SZOMBATHELY

Bartók – spending fifty years of his life as an active concert player – has given concerts in twenty two countries all over the world; however, his travels and concerts in Germany ended in 1933. The last time he played on German land was on January 23rd of that year - on the world premiere of his Piano Concerto No. 2. The Frankfurt Radio Symphony that had been established four years before was conducted by Hans Rosbaud, with Bartók himself at the piano. Balázs Fülei will play the Piano Concerto No. 2 on December 9th in Szombathely with the Savaria Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gergely Madaras.

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CONCERT TOUR IN VIETNAM

Balázs Fülei's concert tour in December, involving the two largest cities of the country, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, will start with a unique programme: a Bartók concert arranged among pictures - painted by Vietnamese artists inspired by Bartók's music -  in the Workroom Four Art Gallery in Hanoi. The next venue of the tour will be the former Saigon, a solo recital to be held on December 13th at the Conservatory of Music, with works by Liszt, Kodály and Bartók on the programme.

Conservatory of Ho Chi Minh City
Conservatory of Ho Chi Minh City

CHRISTMAS CONCERT WITH MUZSIKÁS

The traditional Christmas concert of Muzsikás Folk Ensemble within the year-end holiday season will also mark the end of the Bartók Memorial Year. On December 28th Balázs Fülei and Muzsikás will revive Bartók's piano works and their authentic folk music roots in the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall of Müpa – back at home again after their joint concerts in Prague and London.

Muzsikás Folk Ensemble
Rehearsal with Muzsikás Folk Ensemble in London

MUSIC IN THE PICTURE  – OR PICTURE IN THE MUSIC?

From December 2nd, each Friday at 6 p.m. you will have the opportunity to meet Balázs Fülei, and occasionally his guests, in the "Musica" programme of Bonum Television. On an evening before the holidays, together with the singer Zoltán Megyesi they will tell us about several rather unknown details of Schubert's Winter Journey; in another programme they will look for the common aspects of Liszt's Sposalizio and the painting by Raffaello inspiring Liszt's work with Botond Polgár, sculptor.

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Raffaello: The Marriage of the Virgin

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We say goodbye to the Bartók Memorial Year nearing its end with the Dance Suite and wish you a joyous and peaceful Holiday Season.

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