Schumann | Quintet in E Flat Major, op.44
Schumann – Máté Balogh | Dichterliebe, orchestral version, PREMIERE


performed by Tibor Szappanos – vocal | János Bodor – violin | Tünde Varasdy – viola | Krisztián Kurucz – violoncello | József Balog – piano
conductor | Kálmán Szennai
host | Gábor Eckhardt


The most famous love story music history ever had is, for sure, that of Robert and Clara Schumann: it contains all a Hollywood performance requires: passionate love, evil father who forbid the lovers from
each other, litigation, struggle, tears and in the end, of course, victory: the persevering young people come together in glory. The few years that comprised the way to marry Clara and the first period of their marriage, were the most creative era of Schumann’s whole career – he then composed the majority of the songs and chamber works with an incredible pace. The latter ones include the piano quintet that
Schumann dedicated to his wife (who was its first performer, as well as of most of his piano pieces), while the song-cycle titled The Poet’s Love is one of his best known works, to be performed for the very first time in Máté Balogh peculiar arrangement in the final concert of our series.