Liszt Days 2019
For this year’s festival, the Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum organized five excellent concerts to celebrate and commemorate the birthday of Liszt.
Maybe it comes down to the solemn occasion or the closeness to Liszt’s former apartment, but the artists - all of whom are sincerely devoted to Liszt - gave extraordinary performances and enchanted the audience. Every musician went on stage showing their exceptional talent: their technique and musical knowledge makes them worthy interpreters of the master, and the pieces were also performed in line with Liszt’s spirit and attitude, which only insiders can provide.
Almost all of the magnificent concerts had a secret inner musical pattern: they highlighted the musical connections between the compositions. This concept was also valid at the concerts, where the audience could listen to Liszt pieces, and also to some compositions by respected and beloved contemporaries. One of the highlights of the festival was the Piano Sonata in B minor by Liszt transcribed by Saint-Saëns for two pianos, rarely heard in concert. The audience was thankful for the extraordinary experience.