Kocsár, Láng, Dubrovay, Jeney - Anniversaries and Premieres - Budapest Music of Our Age, 2013
The programme of the Budapest Music of Our Age Festival, being held for the 39th time this year, focuses on anniversaries of Polish and Hungarian composers. Besides works by Witold Lutosławski, born a century ago, and György Ligeti born 90 years ago, compositions by Krzysztof Penderecki and Henryk Górecki, who are celebrating their 80th birthdays this year, the 80-year-old Miklós Kocsár and István Láng, as well as the 70-year-old László Dubrovay and Zoltán Jeney, are being presented either for the first time in Hungary or in the world. The concert of the Qaartsiluni Ensemble and the Rondino Chamber Orchestra will be devoted to György Ligeti’s works and compositions dedicated to him. Former and new choir work by Miklós Kocsár will be performed by the Angelica Girls’ Choir, and István Láng’s compositions will be heard at the concert of the EAR Ensemble. László Dubrovay is being celebrated with a full orchestral evening. The MÁV Symphony Orchestra will perform his Spring Symphony and Violin Concerto No. 2, which has recently been published by Editio Musica Budapest. Zoltán Jeney’s special composer’s evening comprises solo and chamber pieces which he dedicated to individuals and fellow composers who had a determining influence on his career. Such are the Heraclitus Cycle, based on poems by Dezső Tandori, Meditazione sur un tema di Petrassi for piano and Farewell to György Ligeti, composed for the cimbalom. The concert will also include the premiere of his recently completed Agony song cycle created for György Petri’s poems.
Music of Our Age Festival, October 1-13, 2013, More about the program.