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Péter Eötvös and the Concerto Budapest

Budapest, Liszt Academy Concert Center — Grand Hall

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About the Event

The upcoming concert will center around the Hungarian premiere of Péter Eötvös’s concerto for Saxophone. Completed in 2021, the piece explores the concept of 'focus' through a cinematic lens, with the soloist taking on the role of the main character in close‐ups while the orchestra functions as the supporting cast in the background. Adding to the significance of the performance, the 80‐year‐old composer himself will conduct the concerto, reflecting his lifelong affinity for the saxophone, which he cherished since childhood due to its resemblance to his own singing voice. The exceptionally talented Erzsébet Seleljo, virtuoso of the orchestra, has been selected as the soloist for the piece. Additionally, the program will also feature another notable concerto: Witold Lutosławski's composition from 1950 to 1954. This three‐movement experimental concerto is rich in folkloristic elements, offering a unique listening experience. Before these remarkable pieces, the audience will have the opportunity to enjoy a Scherzo by Pedro Amaral, a renowned Portuguese conductor, composer, and musicologist who is particularly known for his interviews with his own mentor, Péter Eötvös, providing a comprehensive understanding of contemporary music.


Amaral: Scherzo
Péter Eötvös: Focus
Lutoslawski: Concerto


Saxophone: Erzsébet Seleljo


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