Venue: Hangvilla (8200 Veszprém, Brusznyai u. 2.)
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, op. 37
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A major, op. 92
Mihály Berecz piano
Conductor: András Keller
Postponed concert - originally scheduled for 27 April, 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak.
„Playing the piano with an extraordinarily beautiful singing tone, unique sensitivity and coherence in his accompagnato: gaining insight into and assessing correctly his performance poses a real challenge for us.” were the words of the music critique János Malina a few years ago to describe the Beethoven performance of Mihály Berecz, who we can welcome on the stage as a regular guest soloist of Concerto Budapest. Owing to his unique approach and pregnant musical ideas and his performance style, which is faithful to the score yet highly original, the young pianist still in his early twenties is considered one of the most promising representative of his generation. Beethoven’s most popular Piano Concerto in C minor is going come alive under his fingers. The page-turner of the composer playing solo piano at the premiere of his work in 1803 recalls the event: „he played nearly all the solo part from memory since, as was so often the case, he had not had time to set it all down on paper. He gave me a secret glance whenever he was at the end of one of the invisible passages.” The second half of the concert will be devoted to Symphony No. 7 conducted by András Keller. It is best-known for its lively but lethargic second movement, which is in sharp contrast with the shiny A-major of the symphony and which has featured in several films, for instance in The Fall or in King’s Speech.