Dohnányi’s Symphony No. 1, which was a great sensation and immediately revealed a mature master, would have been a prominent concert in the Hungarian State Opera’s 2020/2021 season. Fate – and this new season – are providing us another chance to organise this program, which is now being expanded with the noteworthy creations of a Hungarian composer who has been almost entirely erased from the annals of history: Ödön Mihalovich and with a new piece from the internationally acclaimed and prolific contemporary, András Gábor Virágh. That is how the mood of the end of the century, in its broader sense, will be taking over the concert, characterised by the uniquely beautiful and also sad features of Central European music.
The Hungarian State Opera Orchestra's concert performance.
Mihalovich: Die Nixe
András Gábor Virágh: Les couleurs des vagues (world premiere)
Dohnányi: Symphony No. 1
Featuring on violin: Ernő Kállai
Conductor: Balázs Kocsár
Featuring the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra