In the tenth episode of Terzet-Trio on 27 November 2020, viewers could mostly enjoy pieces by composers either of French origin, or who had certain connections to France or French culture. The programme was streamed from 8:00 p.m. on Facebook and Origo.hu.
The artists of the Opera Chorus presented once again more intimate works by great composers. Composer and organist César Franck (1822–1890) was born in Belgium, but studied and live most of his life in France. His friends regarded him a man of utmost humility, simplicity, reverence and industry, which is all reflected in his music. His composition Hymne to a poem by French dramatist Jean Racine was performed by Gábor Csiki, Dániel Roska, Attila Ollé and Péter Balás, accompanied on the piano by Krisztina Andrássy-Neuenstein. Léo Delibes (1836–1891) is first and foremost known for his opera and ballet music, but as a composer of songs he also utilised a natural feeling for the theatre and an ability to spin local colour. From his cycle Mélodies, composed for female voices, Les nymphes des bois and Les Norvégiennes were performed by Katalin Töreky, Katalin Lénárd, Katalin Réder and Blanka Dudovits, accompanied on the piano by Katalin Szirtes, conducted by chorus master Gábor Csiki.
Musicians of the Opera Orchestra presented viewers with a selection of rarities. Three arias (Lindoro's serenade, Rosina's aria, Figaro's entrance) from Il barbiere di Siviglia, one of Gioachino Rossini's (1792–1868) most famous opera transcribed for bassoon were performed by Bálint Mohai, József Bánfi and Aladár Tüske. The concerts of Belgian violinist, conductor and composer Eugène Ysaÿe (1858–1931) used to be frequented by such personalities as Franz Liszt. The first movement (Poco lento, maestoso) from his Sonata for Two Violins in A Minor was performed by Haruka Nagao and Alexandre Dimcevski. The French composer Hector Berlioz (1803–1869) was also a good friend of Liszt's. Trio des jeunes Ismaelites from his oratorio L'enfance du Christ was performed by Zsófia Katalin Biró, Máté Bán (flute) and Júlia Borosné Szilvásy (harp). The musical journey was complemented by the movements I. Adagio and II. Allegro from "Lodi" String Quartet in G Major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791) performed by Imola Rajkai (first violin), Éva Paul (second violin), Csaba Babácsi (viola) and István Balázs (cello).
Director: András Aczél
Host: Szilveszter Ókovács
Due to health precautions, rehearsals at the ballet company did not take place at the time. Therefore, the ballet dancers were unable to appear in the Terzet-Trio programme. Thank you for your understanding.
Photo by Attila Nagy