CLOSING CHORD

CLOSING CHORD
2020. January 30., 19:00
Ottó Till Hall

Borbála Dobozy (harpsichord)

Josef Antonin Štěpán (1726-97): Sonata in G major, Op. 3/1
Introduzione - Allegro - Andante non molto - Minuetto - Trio - Polonese
Capriccio (Allegro molto) - Allegro assai
Leopold Koželuch (1747-1818): Sonata in D major, Op. 1/3
Allegro con brio - Poco dosio - Rondeau (Prestissimo)
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Georg Anton Benda (1722-1795): Sonata No. 8 in G major.
Allegro - Andante quasi allegretto - Andantino
Ph. E. Bach (1714-1788): 12 Variations on the Melodies of Spanish La Folia, Wq 118/9
Haydn (1732-1809): Sonata in D major Hob. XVI: 37
Allegro con brio - Largo e sostenuto - Finale. Presto ma non troppo

After her weekend course, the artist gives a special concert to the audience of Óbudai Társaskör.

The concert guides us to two important venues of 18th-century music life: Vienna and Berlin. Two Czech masters, Josef Antonin Štěpán and Leopold Koželuch, worked in the imperial city. Georg Anton Benda, who was also born in the Czech Republic, lived for some time in the Prussian capital and became, besides Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, one of the most prominent representatives of the "sensitive style" developed there. The concert ends with exquisite sonata by Carl Emanuel Bach's great admirer, Haydn.

What program are you preparing for your January concert? What pieces and musicians do you bring to the stage?

“I'm preparing for a solo evening right now, with no collaborators. The concert focuses on rarely heard, or never played, yet significant Czech masters. I regret that the great Czech composers of the 17th and 18th centuries are almost completely unknown to Hungarian music lovers, often even to musicians, so whenever I can, I play their pieces. I often play compositions by Georg Anton Benda, the subject of my doctoral dissertation, but I also really like Josef Antonin Štěpán. So far I have only performed Leopold Koželuch outside of Hungary. All three masters were highly acclaimed in their days: Benda was Mozart's favorite composer, Štěpán is considered an important precursor to the classics, but he is not known, and Koželuch became famous in Europe at an early age.”

The concert will be preceded by a two-day harpsichord course. Who will benefit from this opportunity? Are the lessons open to the public?

"The course will be public, anyone can listen. For active participants, I look forward to those who are already playing the harpsichord at a higher level and have serious plans with this instrument. Such a course can always bring new inspiration and impulses. Incidentally, I also encourage my students to attend masterclasses outside of Hungary, and every semester I invite guest professors to the Academy of Music to help young people to learn about various musical approaches and ways of thinking. Such experiences can greatly contribute to the development of one's own style and individual voice later on."

Interview by Zsófia Hózsa for the winter 2019/2020 edition of Gramofon.

 

Tickets: 1600 Ft, Senior and Student tickets: 800 Ft

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