Budapest Strings / Classic Lights II

Event date: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 17:00
Budapest Music Center


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Divertimento in D Major, K.136
Ilona Dobszay-Meskó: Silenzio udibile – Premiere
Benjamin Britten: Simple Symphony, Op. 4
István Láng: Three Sentences from the Romeo and Juliet


Budapest Strings Chamber Orchestra, Artistic Director: Károly Botvay
Host: Szabolcs Molnár music historian


Benjamin Britten was only 20, as he composed his piece Simle Symphony, resorting his own 10-13 years old written piano pieces. Mozart was sixteen, as he wrote his famous stringed divertimento, which is nowadays also very popular. Are the teenagers of the 21. century writing such mature pieces like Mozart or Britten? And what are they thinking about Romeo and Juliett, the most famous love story of the world literature? István Láng finished 50 years ago his piece, which reflects to the Shakespeare-tragedy. What was it about for him 50 years ago and what it is about for us now? And why is seilence so important to Ilona Dobszay-Meskó?

The new season of Classic Lights will answer these questions.