Chopin PianoFEST Pristhina

Ádám Banda and Ádám Balogh


As to their artistic characters, Ádám Banda and Ádám Balogh are closely related: they are both sensitive, inspired musicians devoting themselves completely and utterly to music. Their playing is sophisticated, elegant, yet powerful and captivating. Such a partnership is rare, especially between the representatives of two different generations. The audience can anticipate a unique harmony while enjoying some emblematic melodies of the violin-piano repertoire. The programme’s core consists of some pivotal masterpieces of the first half of the 20th century, a period particularly rich in various styles: Bartók’s Rhapsody, an excerpt from Der Rosenkavalier and a transcription of Stravinsky’s Firebird. In the meantime, we can look back on their immediate predecessors, Brahms and Chopin’s Romanticism. We’ll evoke Chopin with the rarely heard transcript of a Nocturne written by Nathan Milstein in 1935. Also, we can take a brief glimpse at the cornerstone of music, Bach’s oeuvre, through the great German master chorale transcription. Finally, you can relish the Devil’s Trill Sonata, a genuine pillar in the violin repertoire.

The concert is part of the Cziffra100 event series, takes place in the joint organisation of Chopin PianoFest Pristhina and the Cziffra Festival Budapest.


Bartók: Rhapsody No. 1 for Violin and Piano

Brahms: Violin Sonata No 1, Op.78 ***

R. Strauss-Grainger: Ramble on the Last Love-Duet from Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier

Bach-Busoni: Ich ruf’ zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639

Stravinsky-Agosti: Firebird

Chopin-Milstein: Nocturne in C-sharp minor

Tartini / Arr. Kreisler: Violin Sonata in G Minor “Devil’s Trill”


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