About the Event
Experience classical music like never before in this astonishing performance of masterworks by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at Budapest's remarkable Liszt Academy Concert Center.
Year after year since 2018, Concerto Budapest has dedicated a day‐long series of concerts to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the eternal favourite of classical music, or rather to our shared and unquenchable passion for Mozart. And so it is on the first Sunday in March 2024. Wind quartets, clarinet concerto, horn concerto, overtures, symphonies, a variety of genres will represent Mozart's art in four consecutive concerts, with the particiption of top artists such as horn player Stefan Dohr, clarinet player Wenzel Fuchs, pianist Gergely Bogányi, violinist‐conductor Arvid Engegård and the Keller Quartet. 'This day will stay with me for the rest of my life as a bright, clear and beautiful memory. The magic of Mozart's music still rings in my ears, as if from a distance.' This is what Franz Schubert wrote two hundred years ago about a day spent listening to the music of his great and much admired predecessor, and it is a good chance that we will all remember this Mozartian Sunday in the same way.
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Horn Concerto No. 3 in E‐flat major, K. 447
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Piano Concerto in D minor K. 466
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major for oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon, K. 297b
Liszt Academy Concert Center
The Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music was founded in 1875 by Liszt himself, and was initially called the Royal National Hungarian Academy of Music. Today, the building is home to a prestigious conservatory and fine concert hall, and houses the Liszt Collection, comprising the composer’s manuscripts and books. The institution's dual objective - to provide cultural education and cultural entertainment - makes it unique. The 'New Academy' is located in a grand Art-Nouveau building dominated by the statue of Liszt, one of Budapest’s architectural gems. The season offers not only classical concerts, but also jazz, folk, and contemporary music performances.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Perhaps the most important composer of all time, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was an Austrian composer of the late 18th century. Born in 1756 in Salzburg, he showed prodigious musical talent from childhood. Beginning at five years of age, he composed more than 600 works, including concertos, symphonies, religious works and operas before his premature death at the age of 35. Hi influence over successive generations cannot be overestated - Ludwig van Beethoven wrote of Mozart "posterity will not see such a talent again in 100 years”. Despite the immense success of his compositions, and the acclaim he received across Europe, Mozart achieved little financial security and rwas buried in an unmarked grave in Vienna's St Marx Cemetery.