Edit Klukon and Dezső Ránki’s Concert Series • 4.2

15 October 2021, 19.30-21.00

Old Academy of Music, Chamber Hall

Liszt Fest

Edit Klukon and Dezső Ránki’s Concert Series • 4.2

Liszt’s complete symphonic poems/2

Liszt: Les Préludes
Liszt: Orpheus
Liszt: Prometheus
Liszt: Mazeppa

Edit Klukon, Dezső Ránki (piano)

“We always felt close to Liszt’s music and personality, his works have been one of the cornerstones of our joint music-making, which we began almost four decades ago. We came to premiere the four-handed version of Via Crucis – which we think is a major piece – in 1986; we were the first to perform a splendid, earlier two-piano version of the Faust Symphony, which remained in manuscript until recently; and we regularly played the two-piano arrangement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, which he prepared with great care. We kept four-handed arrangements of some of the symphonic poems on our repertoire from the start, but it was only recently that we decided to learn all of them.” (Edit Klukon, Dezső Ránki)

Along with two characteristic symphonic poems that are very popular to this day (Les Préludes, Mazeppa), the programme of the second concert includes two works whose title refer to mythology. However, the respective programmes of Orpheus and Prometheus are closely linked to Liszt’s own mission and fate as an artist. Of the idea behind the latter composition, he said it symbolized “courage, suffering, fortitude and redemption, the bold striving to achieve the loftiest mission accessible to man.”

Presented by

Liszt Academy Concert Centre, MÜPA, Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music


HUF 2 500