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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

Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 Sz 87

Joseph Haydn

"Since Haydn, a symphony is no longer a mere source of fun, but rather a matter of life or death," said Johannes Brahms paying homage to the musical accomplishments of Franz Joseph Haydn, who created trail-blazing works in almost every genre. ...  more

Symphony No. 86 in D major, Hob. I:86

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

Intermission

György Kurtág

Hungarian composer Kurtág studied composition and chamber music in Budapest. Chamber music also occupies the greater part of his activity. Up until composing his orchestral work, "Stele" Opus 33, during his period as composer-in-residence with the...  more

"Hét dal" (Seven Songs) for Soprano and Cymbal, Opus 22

György Kurtág

Hungarian composer Kurtág studied composition and chamber music in Budapest. Chamber music also occupies the greater part of his activity. Up until composing his orchestral work, "Stele" Opus 33, during his period as composer-in-residence with the...  more

"In Memory of a Winter Evening" for soprano, violin and cimbalom, Opus 8

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

"A csodálatos mandarin" ("The Miraculous Mandarin") Opus 19 (concert vesion)

Béla Bartók´s "The Miraculous Mandarin" caused such a furore at its 1926 première in Cologne that it was removed from the repertoire on orders of the Lord Mayor of the city at the time, Konrad Adenauer. He was less bothered by the dissonant and...

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Barbara Hannigan

Embodying music with an unparalleled dramatic sensibility, soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan is an artist at the forefront of creation. Her artistic colleagues include directors and conductors such as Christoph Marthaler, Simon Rattle, Sasha...  more

Sreten Krstič

A member of the Munich Philharmonic since 1980 (as principal concert master since 1982), Sreten Krstič was born in 1953 in Belgrade. He began playing the violin at the age of seven and completed his studies fourteen years later in Belgrade with Prof....  more