Terzet-Trio 15 (18 January 2021)

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In the 18 January 2021 programme of the Terzet-Trio series, viewers could hear a selection of songs by Haydn as well as chamber pieces by composers who lived around the turn of the last century. The performance was streamed from 8:00 p.m. on Facebook and Origo.hu.

The Opera Chorus made a selection of songs by Joseph Haydn (1732–1809). The pieces of one of the most prolific composers are constantly featured in the repertoire of classical ensembles all over the world, several of his stage works have also been staged by the Hungarian State Opera. He began composing his cycle entitled Mehrstimmige Gesänge in 1796 to poems by Karl Wilhelm Ramler and other poets. The programme included the songs Der AugenblickDie Harmonie in der EheAlles hat seine ZeitDie BeredsamkeitDie Warnung and Abendlied zu Gott performed by chorus members Gabriella Szili, Judit Dévényi, Balázs Somogyi and Péter Forgács accompanied on the piano by Katalin Szirtes.

The Opera Orchestra continued the performance of Suite for Three Violins by Moór Emánuel (1863–1931), a composer featuring in the previous episode of the series. Movements 3 and 4 were performed by Patrícia Fahidi, Károly Gál and Enikő Tury. Reinhold Glière (1875–1956), a Ukrainian composer of German and Polish descent graduated the Moscow Conservatory in 1900, having composed a one-act opera Earth and Heaven after Lord Byron. He composed in all possible genres, even wrote film music. The movements GavotteBerceuse and Scherzo from his piece, 8 Duets for Violin and Cello, Op. 39 were played by Galina Danyilova (violin) and Péter Kondor (viola). Viewers of the OperaLive series could enjoy compositions by the French composers Erik Satie (1866–1925) and Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921) several times. Gnossienne No. 1 by Satie and Romance by Saint-Saëns were interpreted by Dóra Gjorgjevic (flute) and Ágnes Peták (harp). The programme also included a piece by the well-known Russian composer, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. The first movement of String Sextet was performed by Tamás Bíró, Mónika Müller (violin), Zsófia Winkler, Mátyás Török (viola), Eszter Baráti and Ildikó Rönkös (cello).

The performance can be viewed HERE.

Photo by János Kummer