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Venue: Palace of Arts

Komor Marcell utca 1
1095 Hungary
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If we were to sit down and listen to the complete works of Antonín Dvořák in one sitting, we wouldn't leave our chairs for three and a half days. Although the Budapest Festival Orchestra will play only an hour from his oeuvre, that hour flashes with a thousand colours. Most of these pieces were written during Dvořák's 'Slavic period', the most productive time of his life. Since piano four hands was in fashion in his time, Dvořák wrote his Legends (1881) and Slavonic Dances (1878) as piano duets, which were only later adapted into orchestral pieces. 

Brahms, his great predecessor, was not only inspired by, but also a great admirer of these cycles. The Legends, owing to their fineness, intimacy and lyricism, are referred to as counter-points to the energetic, at times flamboyant Slavonic Dances. Dvořák composed most of his choral works before his Slavic period, and the piece to be heard here is sung by the orchestra itself. The Czech master adored the railroad. He would have traded all his symphonies to have been the one to invent the steam locomotive, but fortunately for us, things turned out differently. His Symphony No. 6 (1880), which radiates warmth and serenity, is pure summer happiness pulsing with the magic of the Czech countryside.

Dvořák's ancestors were living as innkeepers and butchers in a small village near Prague when the 28-year-old Beethoven himself performed his Piano Concerto No. 1 (1798) in the Czech capital. The Budapest Festival Orchestra will perform this piece along with the young Zoltán Fejérvári, who, after winning first prize in the 2017 Montreal International Piano Competition, has enjoyed a meteoric rise in his international career.

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Conductor: Iván Fischer

Piano: Zoltán Fejérvári

Dvořák: Legend in C-sharp minor, op. 59/6
Dvořák: Slavonic Dance No. 5, op. 46/5
Dvořák: The Forsaken One (Opusteny) - Chorus for Mixed Choir, op. 29/4
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, op. 15
Dvořák: Symphony No. 6 in D major, op. 60


8 and 9 December 2018

Conductor: Gérard Korsten:
Violin: Gábor Sipos

Reinecke: König Manfred, op. 93 - overture
John Paul Corigliano: The Red Violin
Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C major, op. 61

Palace of Arts

The Palace of Arts (Művészetek Palotája in Hungarian) is a building in Ferencváros, Budapest, Hungary, officially opened in March 2005. It is located near Rákóczi Bridge and was designed by Zoboky, Demeter and Partners Architectural Office. The National Theatre, which opened in 2002, is located next to it.


Both the Palace of Arts and the National Theatre are part of the new Millennium City Center being created in Budapest.

The structure of the Palace of Arts covers a ground area of 10,000 m² and the total floor space of the building is 70,000 m². It received the Prix d’Excellence of FIABCI in 2006.

The general manager is Csaba Kael.


Performing arts and other facilities


Bartók National Concert Hall is 25 m high, 25 m wide and 52 m long, providing a total capacity for 1,699 people. The concert hall features variable acoustics. The organ of the concert hall, inaugurated in 2006 by Xaver Varnus, has 92 stops and 5 manuals as well as 470 wooden pipes, 5028 tin pipes and 1214 reed pipes. It is one of the largest organs in Europe. A fully playable virtual version of this pipe organ named Palace of Arts Budapest Pipe Organ Samples was developed in 2008.


Ludwig Museum.  This is a state of the art Contemporary Art Museum with paintings by;Picasso("Musketeer With Sword"),David Hockney,Tom Wesselman,Richard Estes("Rappaport Pharmacy") plus paintings by these Modern Hungarian Masters;Imre Bukta("Officers at Pig Feast").Laszlo Feher,and Imre Bak.There are also creations by;Claes Oldenburg ("Lingerie Counter"),Yoko Ono,and Markus Lupertz.

Festival Theatre.  The Festival Theatre, in the Eastern third of the Palace of Arts building, seats 452 and also has the most modern technology.

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