In 2023, it’s one hundred years since the Kossuth Prize-winning Hungarian composer György Ligeti was born.
The jubilee year is connected with a series of events called Ligeti 100.
Peter Eötvös’ friendship with György Ligeti has a decades-long history.
This concert of the Bartók Spring is presented by Müpa Budapest as a joint event with Heidelberger Frühling Musikfestival.
Ligeti: Chamber Concerto
Ligeti: Violin Concerto
Ligeti: Cello Concerto
Ligeti: Piano Concerto
Featuring: Barnabás Kelemen – violin, László Fenyő – cello, Zoltán Fejérvári – piano, Klangforum Wien
Conductor: Péter Eötvös
Said Péter Eötvös of his own musical thinking and that of György Ligeti: “We emphasize and articulate in the same way, we think in a similar harmonic system, though within that we each have our own system, of course, and the two are dissimilar. It is easy to see, however, that Bartók’s articulation and harmonic thinking were our breeding ground, and that each of us crafted his own world from it.”
In 2023, the international music world will celebrate the 100th birthday of György Ligeti, whose rich and colourful oeuvre continues to be fresh, inspiring and scintillating. At their Ligeti concert, the Klangforum Wien, which is a pioneer in the performance of new music, and Péter Eötvös will present four concerti. Each embodies a very different musical world, but all of them are brilliantly written and compelling pieces that, for all their complexity, have an immediate impact on both the performer and the audience. The featured players are the leading soloists of the Hungarian scene, Barnabás Kelemen, László Fenyő and Zoltán Fejérvári.