Prokofiev Marathon: is piano a percussion instrument?!

Prokofiev Marathon in the Müpa! Meet the genius who sometimes composed 14 hours in a row and skipped meals for it…

Müpa New Year’s concert – with a surprise from Haydn!

The tradition of performing The Seasons at a New Year’s concert appears to go back a long way: the first performance happened in 1900.

Wonderful Nativity by the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble

This production was born from a mixture of peasant folklore and imagination, and was first performed at Müpa Budapest in 2018.

Bence Vági: most of all, Kristály is a story of love

Kristály is an ice queen who suffers from a broken heart and freezes the world around her, not wanting to let any emotion in anymore.

Góbé is 15! – Birthday concert in the Müpa

The music of Góbé is based on associations – between folk melodies, popular music and classical music. Interview with band members.

A duel on organ: László Fassang and Sietze de Vries

As László Fassang believes, “the music that comes out of your listening ears can turn the audience into a spirited, vibrant community”.

Béla Szalóky: Duke Ellington explored and pushed the boundaries of jazz

Duke Ellington composed in a very unique, personal way – says Béla Szalóky about his hero, subject of the Echoes of Ellington concert.

Dénes Várjon speaks beautifully about Bartók’s music

When I was a child, I had a very different image of Bartók, and that image has been imprinted on people in general – says the musician.

Parade for the music of Boban Marković! – interview with Attila Egerházi

I have been planning to work with Boban Marković for a very long time, and now it is time – says Attila Egerházi.

Kornél Thomas: I’m gonna use Bernstein’s method

Kornél Thomas is conductor and composer. His work, conducted here by himself, is a prize-winner in the Müpa music competition.

Wayne Marshall and his music that crawls under our skin

Wayne Marshall doesn’t have to go far to find a variety of genres; he was involved in jazz, Broadway and church music all at the same time.

Folk music celebration in the Müpa: 6 formations in 2 hours

Whatever the form and performance, folk music helps us to learn about and carry on our traditions and roots.folk

Béla Zsoldos: there is always emotion in my pieces

The instruments Béla Zsoldos plays include classical percussive instruments, jazz vibraphone, percussion and drums.

A Barenboim family concert featuring Mozart

There are many ways to play Mozart, but for me one of the most authentic interpretations has always been the legendary Daniel Barenboim.

Dóra Pétery: I had a strange feeling while practising the first movement

Munch’s most famous painting appeared before me with a French ‘colour scheme’ – says organist Dóra Pétery.

Lucrezia Borgia rules over life and death – says director Ferenc Anger

In fact, Lucrezia Borgia is a Renaissance person who combines the sciences and the arts. A semi-staged opera in the Müpa.

Lost his son, could never move on: an astonishing and tragic life

The pianist described himself as a man who had set out from shocking poverty to conquer the world’s music stages.

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.

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