Musical genius in Budapest: is Cory Henry the new Franz Liszt?

A contemporary artist whose life, works, stage performance can evoke the Liszt phenomenon. Cory Henry presents his new album in Budapest.

Wandering Jew, Weimar’s Dead, Fathers’ Crypt: songs by Liszt at the Liszt Fest

Thomas Hampson, one of the best baritones in the US, deals a lot with songs of the age of Romaticism. Coming soon at the Liszt Fest!

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.”

Víkingur Ólafsson: Hungarians are everywhere in my career

I’m catching pianist Víkingur Ólafsson for an interview during his tour in Los Angeles to discuss his newest album and the related concert…

Friedrich Liechtenstein: sometimes irony is more precise than realism

I remember how lovely it felt with 15 to sleep on the Margaret Island under the stars – he recalls before coming to Budapest soon again.

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?

Jazz musicians need to be as open as the genre itself! – remembering János Gonda

He did so many things that it is almost impossible to imagine how it could be only one person’s life work.

Brilliant Metropolitan broadcasts coming to Müpa’s new season too

Broadcasts help us concentrate on the content rather than the externalities: the HD quality makes them almost as good as an opera experience on stage.

Zubin Mehta’s long and adventurous life with the focus on four cities

“Once the applause faded, he didn’t need a cane anymore. On stage he was flying. And he easily took the whole large orchestra and his audience with him.”

We were born in this land yet strive for the sky: story of the My Land

In stories seemingly from Eastern European countries, Bence Vági found the universal, human; something relatable to his life in Hungary, too.

The second Marsalis son speaks his mind about music, family, or society

Wynton Marsalis seems like the a true prototype of being a “musical second born” – both in terms of subversion and innovation.

Is she the best Carmen? Elīna Garanča between two worlds

According to reviewers, she is among the most authentic personifications of Carmen and an inevitable part of European opera life.

Budapest Wagner Days goes online again – good news for fans all around the world!

Budapest Wagner Days goes online for the second consecutive year already. This means that it can be watched from everywhere around the world!

Müpa reopens its gates with international stars

This is not only reopening but rebirth for the leading cultural institution of Hungary. The Müpa leadership team revealed what comes next.

The Concerto reveals a lot about an ill Bartók’s mental and physical state

Interview with dancer-choreographer Tamás Juronics and his artistic partners. How can you dance to Bartók’s Concerto? How do worlds meet?

Music is not like a 100-metre dash – interview with Charlie Horváth

…And then, in the early summer of 2019, we were on the way home in the bus, and then I suddenly said: OK guys, let’s record an album!

Ida Nielsen concert for free – one of the ten best bass guitarists of the world

On 30 April, we can recall the powerful and joyful music making of Danish bass guitarist and composer Ida Nielsen from a 2019 concert video.

Baroque friendships, or when composers and writers collaborated

Baroque composers, also popular in their own right, now can meet their old friend Molière, just like other writers of the era.

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