Franz Liszt: “the concert is me!” – Passionate rhapsodies on stage

Gypsy music, which Liszt described as unusual and daring at the time, is an exquisite source of inspiration for the genre of rhapsody.

Transporters didn’t need an update; rape is, unfortunately, an eternal topic

Concert-opera or not, music and real or imagined stage events together create the effect – says creator Gergely Vajda.

Norbert Káel: it was a part of Liszt’s rockstar image to be charming

I am close to the Liszt who, in his old age, got fed up with success and glamour and made a complete dimensional change when he abandoned it.

There are no styles, only soulful our soulless music – interview with multi-sided musician Viktor Tóth

I want to be a creative musician and a composer who always writes from his soul. I’m searching for the meaning of my presence in this world.

Gergely Agócs: we have no reason to hold grudge against the neighbouring countries

“I have collected more than 850 hours of folk music material during the last 35 years, and meanwhile I visited hundreds of places.”

Péter Kálmán: I won’t be the usual Don Giovanni but a wizard

Director András Hábetler and myself are childhood friends, so he tailored the character of Don Giovanni to match my personality.

Gabi Szűcs: the femme fatale has no success in finding happiness

Jazz singer Gabi Szűcs investigates in her concert what is really like to be labelled as femme fatale. Are these women better lovers than wives?

A fantastic experience: they dance Vasarely’s paintings! – interview with Balázs Vincze

Vasarely was born in Pécs, so it brings us a great opportunity to celebrate the 60th birthday of our dance company Ballet Pécs with him!

Mozart’s music on a historically accurate instrument! – interview with pianist Mihály Berecz

It is much easier to play the pieces on the instrument they were originally written for – says the young pianist.

I got so much from Félix Lajkó and the Győr Ballet Company – László Velekei on their newest production

We put a new layer on the piece, with an update on the language of dance, and we made it faster and thicker.

New film music accompanies a 1918 silent film – interview with conductor Gergely Dubóczky

It is a great possibility for different eras to meet. The motion picture is ancient yet the accompanying music is contemporary.

Broadcast of Mendelssohn’s Elijah in the midst of Lent

No surprise that Mendelssohn chose him for this monumental piece: Elijah is considered as someone who prepared the way for the Messiah.

Rossini can always make us smile – interview with bass baritone Péter Kálmán

Péter Kálmán, bass baritone who considers himself a Rossini fan, shared a few things with us about this promising night.

Let’s Play! – Judit Varga tells us about the Transparent Sound New Music Festival

The Transparent Sound New Music Festival is organised for the 8th time. Composer Judit Varga explains how it works out during the pandemic.

The many ornaments on the Müpa Christmas tree: PR and marketing awards!

The professional feedback shows that Müpa found the best way to feed the audience with great things and make the connection even stronger.

Colouring books open a brand new world for us!

The music sheet book is designed for schoolchildren; 50000 pupils from 116 schools will receive it as a Christmas present.

A musical journey to Pangea – musician Kálmán Oláh is 50!

Now I can celebrate my birthday in the Müpa, under great circumstances, with extraordinary musicians – Kálmán Oláh says joyfully.

Everyone can possess the instinctive ability for improvisation – interview with jazz musician Krisztián Oláh

Krisztián Oláh, his quartet, and the Budapest String Orchestra give a great concert topped up with a world premiere.

József Balog: Catharsis is always present when I play this piece

100 years of avant-garde music presented by a pianist, featuring the cream of Hungarian and international composers – including one world premiere!

The magical number 75 and the meeting of generations in classical music

According to some theories, the number 75 is an angelic combination, a reference of how something will change for us…

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