The New Record Of The Auer Trio

The latest CD of the Auer Trio including Franz Liszt's single piano trio and Tchaikovsky's Trio in A minor will be available in music stores from mid-May. Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody IX was written in two versions: the first one in 1848 is titled the ‘Carnival in Pest’. This version can be heard on the CD. Tchaikovsky completed the Trio in A minor in Rome, in early 1882. The piece was inspired by the death of the composer's close friend, the pianist Nikolai Rubinstein, and was dedicated to his memory.

Chamber Concert With The Artists Of The Hungarian Radio Orchestra

Schumann’s piano quintet in E-flat major will be played at a unique performance on May 13 in the House of Dialogue: Dávid Csuti, the bassist of the Radio Orchestra has added a double bass part to the piece, so it is now going to be performed not by five but by six musicians. The piano quintet in E-flat major was Schumann’s first piano chamber music piece; the composer's wife, Clara Schumann, was sitting at the piano at the premiere in Leipzig in 1843. Tickets and Information Image: Robert and Clara Schumann

Music speaks!

The fourth concert in the series evokes scents and colours: darkening and lightening in music can also be very effective. However, between white and black, the artist can articulate a lot of nuances. But how? That will be revealed, among other professional secrets, at the closing concert of the series on May 4 at the Solti Hall of the Liszt Academy. Tickets and Information Photo: Liszt Academy / László Mudra

Music Speaks!

Part 3.  Is this a dance then? Mazurka, waltz, gigue, sarabande – these are all dances, and yet, works by European composers often include pieces of this genre. The third concert of the series on April 6 will show us the elements of dances included in these musical pieces. The audience is going to set off on a great journey, dancing through the centuries from Bach to Bartók. Also performing on the concert folkdancers Ildikó Tóth Tóth “Fecske” and Zoltán Farkas “Batyu”. Tickets and Information Photo: Liszt Academy / László Mudra

Balázs Fülei’s New Album Is Released

Balázs Fülei's latest solo album, released in March, recalls the French music world, through the works of Debussy, Ravel and by César Franck born 200 years ago. The CD, titled Blurred Boundaries, can be ordered on the artist’s homepage and is available on Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, YouTube

Chamber music concert with members of the Budapest Festival Orchestra

“Opus 1” was of special significance at the end of the 18th century: with that, a composer presented his business card to the audience and the profession. Beethoven's first opus - the trio in E-flat major, G major, and C minor - was dedicated to Prince Lichnovsky by the twenty-five-year-old author and then premiered in the prince’s palace in 1795. The first piece, the piano trio in E-flat major will be played by István Kádár, György Kertész and Balázs Fülei in the Sunday Chamber Music series on April 24 in the rehearsal hall of the Budapest Festival Orchestra. Tickets and Information

Piano in the focus

The series, which has been running for years, introduces the audience to the mysteries of piano concerts and piano playing. In the next program, on April 19 at the Bartók Memorial House, Balázs Fülei will show what are the necessary - and unnecessary - movements of a pianist during a concert. This time, the audience can get closer to backstage secrets through pieces by Beethoven, Schubert, Liszt, Debussy and Bartók. Tickets and information Photo: Gábor Déber

Bartók 1914

Béla Bartók set off for Maros–Torda County in April 1914, before the outbreak of the First World War, on what was to be the composer’s last great trip to collect folk music in Transylvania. A few months later the war swept away the state of authentic folk music that came to be preserved in his recordings. Bartók 1914 is a production that pays tribute to this musical material. The concert features Magos Band hosting special guests: informant musicians from Transylvania as well as Ágnes Langer and Balázs Fülei. Tickets and information

Musica e parole

Edvard Grieg was only twenty two years old when in 1865 he composed his first and only piano sonata: the Sonata in E minor dedicated to the Danish composer, Niels Gade. On April 9, at the next afternoon concert within the traditional series ‘Musica e Parole’ of Bartók Rádió at the Sára Hall, Balázs Fülei will play the Sonata in E minor while Lóránt Péteri musicologist is going to talk about various interesting aspects related to the piece. Attendance is free, registration is required at:

Piano in the Focus

In the programmes of the series ’Piano in the Focus’ Balázs Fülei has been introducing the audience to the backstage secrets of concerts for years. On February 15 the topic will be the sound of the piano as after concerts we often hear discussions on the artist’s piano touch. Is it soft or rather hard, or, perhaps singing? What do we mean by the term and how much does it affect the sound? These questions can be answered through the works of Schubert, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Ravel and César Franck. The venue will be the Bartók Memorial House again.művein keresztül, a helyszín ezúttal is a Bartók Emlékház. Details>>