ÁKOS ÁCS, section leader of the Budapest Festival Orchestra (clarinet)
Soloists of the Danubia Orchestra Óbuda: JÁNOS BODOR, MORIN HOLLÓS (violon), KATALIN MADÁK (viola), KRISZTIÁN KURUCZ (chello), ANTONIO CASAGRANDE (double bass), KRISTÓF SZILÁGYI (bassoon), ENDRE TEKULA (horn)

Conducted by: DOMONKOS HÉJA
The series hosted by: GÁBOR ECKHARDT

What might be the daily activities for a 19-year old Viennese composer in 1816 if a composer named Beethoven lives some corners away? He writes a symphony. Schubert already writes the fifth. Self-confidently, cheerfully, ingeniously and scholarly. Inspired by Beethoven as much as Haydn or the newest trend, Rossini; and in the minuet, he renders homage to the spirit of Mozart. Some years later, when he received an order for an octet, he considered that work a step toward a colossal symphony and he deliberately followed Beethoven: he did not even disguise his competing with his elder colleague. Just like Beethoven a quarter of a century earlier in the Septet in E Flat Major, Schubert aimed at expanding the dimensions of divertimento: the entertaining chamber music. And who reached further? The opinion of the posterity is quite uniform: Schubert.

Der Morgen, der Tag, die Nacht – this is the syllabus of the Schubert series starting this autumn. WIth this series of three concertos, we continue the highly successful Beethoven series of the orchestra.


  • Octet in F Major (D803)
  • Symphony No.5 in B Flat Major (D485)


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