Hosted by: GÁBOR ECKHARDT
Performed by: BOGLÁRKA JOBBÁGY (violin), KATALIN VÁMOS (cello), JÁNOS BODOR (violin), GÁBOR ECKHARDT (piano), BENCE HARGITAI (viola), ERNŐ KÁLLAI (violin), KRISZTIÁN KURUCZ (cello)
Conducted by: MÁTÉ HÁMORI
- Fanny Mendelssohn: Fantasy in G minor for Cello and Piano
- Felix Mendelssohn: String Quartet in F minor, Op.80
- Felix Mendelssohn: Overture in C Major, Op.101
- Felix Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64 (featuring: Ernő Kállai)
The composer celebrated across Europe sincerely admired his sister’s talent. “About your song of yesterday I want to tell you how lovely it was. It was quite a strange feeling to tinkle Your dear wave sweepings faintly and alone, and the audience was all ears in a deep silence.”
Fanny Mendelssohn was four years older than her brother, and was, similarly, endowed with an exceptional musical talent. She played the piano divinely, she had excellent musical memory, as an adult she run an effervescing musical saloon, and encouraged the presentation of immense compositions. But before everything else: she composed. From 1819 to her death she composed about five hundred works, piano pieces, songs, chamber music. In her era, only some of them were published, mostly in Felix’s name. The processing of her oeuvre is still being processed. Fanny’s early passing away – she was taken ill during playing piano and never regained consciousness – wore out Felix terribly: he outlived her only six months. He composed his last long-winded composition, String Quartet in F minor, to the memory of her sister.
The central topic of our new author series of Danubia Orchestra Óbuda is the Mendelssohn dynasty and the music of the Mendelssohn brothers: creations either known or to be discovered, from the world of chamber music, concertos, symphonic repertory and – as an actual sensation! – of opera.