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7th Esztergom Liszt Week August 21st – 28th 2016 A series of concerts for the 205th anniversary of Ferenc Liszt's birth, the 130th of his death, and the 160th anniversary of the consecration of the Esztergom Basilica Sunday August 21st 7 pm. - Basilica Zoltán Kodály: Liszt Ferenchez (To Ferenc Liszt) Lajos Bárdos: Alleluja – canon Zoltán Kodály: Ének Szent István királyhoz  (To St Stephen) Ferenc Liszt: Hungarian Coronation Mass Esztergom Symphony Orchestra, Balassa Bálint Choir, Soloists: Éva Dunai, Mercedes Heim, Árpád Pálmai, Zsolt Lettner Conductor: Károly Reményi   _____________________________________________________________ Monday August 22nd  7 pm. - St Adalbert Centre Conference Hall Liszt: Christmas Tree Suite – excerpts  (four-hand version) Liszt: Années de Pelèrinage, Italy – Petrarch Sonnet No.123 Liszt: Années de Pelèrinage, Switzerland – excerpts Chopin–Liszt: Six Polish Songs Liszt: Un sospiro, Ab irato (Éudes de Concert) Liszt: Consolations – excerpts Liszt: Polonaise in E major Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 (four-hand version) Balázs Szokolay and Diána Szőke - piano   _____________________________________________________________ Tuesday August 23rd  4.30 pm. - Basilica Ferenc Liszt organ works I Excelsior,  Gebet (Ave Maria), Hosannah, Ave maris stella, Orpheus, Rosario (Mysteria gaudiosa – Mysteria dolorosa – Mysteria gloriosa), Offertorium from the Hungarian Coronation Mass, Ungarns Gott, Resignazione, Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen Péter Kováts, organist at the Esztergom Basilica   7.00 pm. - Basilica Ferenc Liszt organ works II Introitus, Ave Maria von Arcadelt, Angelus ! Priére aux anges gardiens, Tu es Petrus, Trauerode, Andante religioso,             Fantasy and Fugue on the theme "Ad nos, ad salutarem undam”             Imre Szabó organ, Professor at the Bratislava Academy of Music and                  President of the Bratislava Liszt Society   _____________________________________________________________ Wednesday August 24th  4.00 pm - 5.30 pm - St Adalbert Centre, Conference Hall Lectures on music by Ferenc Liszt Dr. Zsuzsanna Domokos music historian and Director of the Ferenc Liszt Memorial Museum and Research Centre, Ágnes Watzatka music historian and Staff Member of the Ferenc Liszt Memorial Museum and Research Centre, Paul W. Merrick music historian and Lecturer at the Liszt Academy 7.00 pm. - St Adalbert Centre, Conference Hall Piano recital by Renáta Konyicska              Schubert–Liszt: Auf dem Wasser zu singen Liszt: Transcendental Etude No.10 Paganini Study No.3. "La Campanella" Sonetto 104 del Petrarca (Annees de pelerinage II, Italy) Paraphrase on Mozart's Don Giovanni ------ Liszt: Sonata in B minor _____________________________________________________________ Thursday August 25th 7 pm. Franciscan Church (Bottyán János u. 10) Choral works by Ferenc Liszt and works by Liszt transcribed for string orchestra O Roma nobilis, Air de Chateaubriand, Two pieces for women's choir: Tantum ergo, O salutaris hostia,  Pater noster (Jena), Pater noster from Harmonies poétiques et religieuses (trans.Géza Gémesi), Ave Maria in D major (trans.Géza Gémesi ), Pater noster from Rosario (trans. Barnabás Dukay), Pax vobiscum (trans.Géza Gémesi), 4 chorales: Gott sei uns gnädig – O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden – O Traurigkeit – Was Gott tut, das ist wohl getan (trans.Géza Gémesi), Über allen Gipfeln ist Ruh (trans.Géza Gémesi), Consolations No. 1 and No. 4 (trans.Géza Gémesi and Jules de Swert), Licht, mehr Licht (trans.Géza Gémesi), Ave Maria in  A major  Excerpts from the Organ Mass in Bb Major (trans. Leoš Janáček ): Kyrie – Sanctus – Benedictus – Agnus Dei Nun danket alle Gott The Choir of the National Széchényi Library, conducted by  Mária Eckhardt and Ágnes Gupcsó, The BHZK Academy String Quartet, artistic director Géza Gémesi Péter Sirák organ _____________________________________________________________ Friday August 26th 7 pm. - St Adalbert Centre Main Hall Gala Concert of Nicholas Clapton's international masterclass for singers, with Gabriella Gyökér – piano   _____________________________________________________________ Saturday August 27th 7 pm. - Basilica Ferenc Liszt organ works III Sposalizio (organ transcription by Edwin Henry Lemare) Prelude and fugue on BACH St Francis Preaching to the Birds (trans. Csaba Király) Les Préludes (trans. Csaba Király) Csaba Király, Liszt Prize-winning organist and pianist   _____________________________________________________________ Sunday August 28th - 7 pm. Basilica Ferenc Liszt: Esztergom Mass (Graner Messe) Concert to celebrate the 160th anniversary of the consecration of the Esztergom Basilica in August 1856 Choir and Orchestra of the  Budavár Mátyás Church augmented by the participants in the international choral summer school: Gaudeamus Choir (Brünn), Saint Barbara choir (Cracow), Lajos Vass Choir of Hungarian Teachers in Slovakia (Bratislava), the National Széchényi Library Choir (Budapest), conducted by László Tardy     Gaudeamus kórus Brno During the Liszt Week there will be an exhibition in the St Adalbert Centre of paintings by László Katulic inspired by Liszt. ________________________________________________________________________________________ Sponzors: International Visegrad Fund Kralovske udolie 8 81102 Bratislava Slovak Republik