György Ligeti

György Ligeti became well-known to a wide audience as a composer of "outer space" and "science fiction-music", when Stanley Kubrick scored a film sequence in his 2001?A Space Odyssey with music from Ligeti's orchestral work Atmosphères. The Hungarian...  more

"Concert Românesc" for orchestra

Béla Bartók

The source from which Hungarian composer Béla Bartók drew his musical language was south-eastern European folklore, which he collected and studied along with Zoltán Kodály. On the basis of this folklore, Bartók developed a Hungarian idiom of modern...  more

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3

After the great success of the "Concerto for Orchestra", Béla Bartók received the stack of commissions he had vainly hoped for in the earlier years of his American exile. In another sense, these commissions arrived "too late" because Bartók´s...

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Intermission

Béla Bartók

The source from which Hungarian composer Béla Bartók drew his musical language was south-eastern European folklore, which he collected and studied along with Zoltán Kodály. On the basis of this folklore, Bartók developed a Hungarian idiom of modern...  more

"Concerto for Orchestra" Sz 116

In 1943 Béla Bartók received a commission for an orchestral work from the Serge Koussevitzky Foundation. At the time, Bartók was living in exile in the United States, his works were hardly ever performed, and he was in frail health. While still in...

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Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor

Pablo Heras-Casado has been described by the New York Times as "the thinking person’s idea of a hotshot young conductor", although his character is better reflected in the quality of the long-term relationships he has developed with orchestras...  more

Javier Perianes, piano

Awarded the ‘National Music Prize’ in 2012 by the Ministry of Culture of Spain, Javier Perianes has been described as “a pianist of impeccable and refined tastes, blessed with a warmth of touch” (The Telegraph). His flourishing international career...  more