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László Lajtha Memorial Recital 2

 

Budapest Music Center 2022-01-30 vasárnap 19:30

László Lajtha Memorial Recital 2

Concert marking the 130th anniversary of the birth of László Lajtha

Two Choruses (I. Chanson, II. Rondel), Op. 23
Evening Conversation – The Mountains, Op. 16
Four Madrigals, Op. 29
Par Ou Est Passe Le Chant? Op. 32
Conductor: Zoltán Pad
Hungarian Radio Choir

“In numerical terms, choral works do not represent a significant part of the oeuvre of Lajtha. That said, from the aspect of their music value they belong, alongside the works of Bartók and Kodály, among the most important creations of the 20th century Hungarian choral genre,” wrote conductor Ákos Erdős. His works are significantly different tonally than the repertoire of the contemporary Hungarian choral movement, which mainly comprises adaptations of folk songs. Composing for vocal ensemble took on importance in two separate periods of his career. This recital by Hungarian Radio Choir presents Lajtha works written for mixed choir between 1932 and 1940; Lajos Áprily was his creative companion – as poet or literary translator – on all these works.

Tickets: HUF 2500 (student and senior discount -20%