National Philharmonic’s Open Air Beethoven Concerts In Martonvásár, Hungary

  • 19 Jul 2013 9:04 AM
National Philharmonic’s Open Air Beethoven Concerts In Martonvásár, Hungary
It has been 55 years since the first concert was given in the grounds of Martonvásár Manor House, the former residence of the Brunszvik family, under age-old lime trees only 32 km from Budapest. Besides the National Philharmonic these concerts feature excellent artists from Hungary and abroad.

The venue of the concerts, the island surrounded by the pond in the magnificent garden of Count Brunszvik’s manor house, was picked because –according to the records of that period- Beethoven, who were quite a close friend of the Brunszvik family spent a lot of time here. (Today the manor house contains the Beethoven museum, open Tuesday- Friday: 10am-12am and 2 pm-4 pm, Saturday-Sunday: 10 am-6 pm. )
The Romantic flavour of the manor house and the park provide a brilliant milieu for performing Beethoven’s works.

It’s worth coming well before the concert to visit the park and the museum as well as to listen to the free chamber concerts from 5:45 pm.

20 July 2012, Saturday 19:00 (Rain day: 21 July)

Beethoven: Leonora Overture no. 3, op. 72
Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 2 in B flat major, op. 19
Beethoven: The Glorious Moment (Der glorreiche Augenblick) op. 136. - cantata
Conductor: Zoltán Kocsis
Featuring: Fülöp Ránki (piano), Tünde Szabóki (soprano), Andrea Csereklyei (soprano), István Horváth (tenor), Krisztián
Cser (bass), Hungarian National Choir (chorus master: Mátyás Antal), Children's Choir (chorus master: Gabriella Thész)

27 July 2012, Saturday 19:00 (Rain day: 28 July)
Beethoven: Coriolan - overture, op. 62
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C major op. 21
Beethoven: Mass in C major, op. 86
Conductor: Mátyás Antal
Featuring: Anna Korondi (soprano), Atala Schöck (mezzo-soprano), Alessandro Codeluppi (tenor), Domonkos Blazsó (bass), Hungarian National Choir (chorus master: Mátyás Antal)

03 August 2012, Saturday 19:00 (Rain day: 04 August)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F major, op. 93
Beethoven: F-dúr románc
Beethoven: G-dúr románc
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor 'Fate' , Op. 67
Conductor: Tamás Vásáry
Featuring: Katalin Kokas (violin)

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