Gábor Csalog Sundays – Dialogues with (the) Music: Easy and Difficult

Schumann, Debussy, Bartók, Ligeti
Concert Hall

The program features an illustrated dialogue between Gábor Csalog and Gergely Fazekas (in Hungarian) about the pieces

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 29 in B♭ major, Op. 106 "Hammerklavier" - excerpts
Schumann: Toccata op. 7 - excerpt
Schumann: Jugendalbum - excerpts
Debussy: Children's Corner - The Serenade of the Doll
Ligeti: Etude no. 10: Der Zauberlehrling
Bach: Die Kunst der Fuge, Contrapunctus 14 (unfinished)
Bartók: For Children - Book 1 - excerpts

  • Gábor Csalog – piano
  • Gergely Fazekas – music historian

What makes a music piece difficult (or easy) from the point of view of the composer, the performer, or the listener? The answer, as illustrated by the oeuvres of Schumann, Debussy, Bartók and Ligeti, among others, is far from clear. A piece may be simple in terms of playing technique, but musically demanding, or vice versa: the energy invested by the performer is often not in direct proportion to the significance of the listening experience. Nevertheless – if we may bring forward the lessons of the evening – the greatest composers wrote great music even in their smallest pieces.

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2021 December 05 Sunday