Eötvös: Respond – Hungarian premiere

26 March 2023,
Budapest, Müpa


About Eötvös: Respond

Péter Eötvös’s cello concerto Respond is a reworking of an earlier composition, which is being performed in its current form for the first time in Hungary. Eötvös rearranged his 1998 creation Replica in accordance with the pandemic: this resulted in the 49-member orchestra being reduced to 32 musicians, and parallel with this the work has been expanded with new musical concepts. With regard to the viola concerto that has multiple associations with his opera Tri sestry (Three Sisters), and its title, the composer had the following to say: “Answers only serve to raise further questions. In the dialogue thus created, a wide variety of arguments are made, and like shards of a shattered mirror one receives the reflection of an image whose original can only be guessed at.”



WAGNER: Siegfried-Idyll
PETER EÖTVÖS: Respond – Hungarian premiere
IVES: Symphony No. 4


Máté Szűcs viola, Péter Kiss piano, ELTE Béla Bartók Choir
Concerto Budapest
Conductor: Péter Eötvös, Gergely Dubóczky


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Design: Concerto Budapest
Photo: Szilvia Csibi

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