Sergei Krylov from Witches’ Sabbath to a naughty folk song

“Sergei Krylov is one of the five greatest violinists of our time”, wrote Mstislav Rostropovich about him.

Song of the Earth: Mahler’s wonderful message about eternity

The Song of the Earth was written in the most difficult period in Mahler’s life and is based on a collection of ancient Chinese poems.

Sleepless: gloomy yet beautiful Péter Eötvös opera in the Müpa

Péter Eötvös adapted Jon Fosse’s Trilogy. The story of precarious couple Alida and Asle is childishly innocent yet deeply sinful…

Chick Corea composed this work shortly before his death

Chick Corea was scheduled to return to Müpa Budapest in November 2021, with a piece to celebrate the institution’s 15th anniversary.

Smetana – love, intrigue, travelling circus, beer

Bedrich Smetana was raised in the tradition of German music and only later returned to the inspiration of the Czech countryside.

Ton Koopman comes with the mysterious Mass in B minor

“The most colourful work one can imagine” – says Ton Koopman who has an almost childlike enthusiasm for Bach’s art.

David Fray will play Beethoven in Budapest after 7 years

Some compare him to Glenn Gould, others contrast David Fray’s wild, life-affirming liberality with Gould’s precise, ascetic profundity.

Duruflé – Bach – Szathmáry: hear the organ with 6,804 pipes!

Duruflé: “This Requiem is not an ethereal work. It reflects the anguish of man confronted with the mystery of his destiny.”

The Sounds of Freedom are coming to be heard

The three highly impressive and captivating works will be performed by Gábor Hollerung and the Budafok Dohnányi Orchestra at the Liszt Fest.

The storming organ playing of Martin Sturm at the Liszt Fest

The youngest professor at the Weimar Academy of Music will play the magnificent, richly coloured sounding organ of the St. Teresa of Avila Parish Church.

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.

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!

The music of Bartók is my native language, says violinist Barnabás Kelemen

The Kelemen Quartet is back after three years of break! Consisting of two couples, they bring every violin quartet by Bartók to life now.

Criminal dance drama based on a terrifying story – interview with screenwriter Zsuzsa Zs. Vincze

A Szekler folk ballad tells a universal story about passionate love overwriting everything, marital infidelity, jealousy, and revenge.

Music of the wild happiness of romance – concerts on the birthday of Béla Bartók

the composer who defined 20th century music fundamentally, not only in his homeland Hungary but internationally, was born 140 years ago.

Bach is the beginning and the end – birthday concerts all weekend

Müpa celebrates JS Bach all weekend: on both Saturday and Sunday night after 19:00 PM (CET), online concerts will be broadcasted.

Rarity in the online space: Kristóf Baráti and Dénes Várjon play together

Do you think Mozart was quite young when he wrote the violin concertos? Well, then hear the fascinating story of the Mendelssohn piece!

We celebrate György Kurtág’s 95th birthday – with a four-day festival

The audience can get closer to the ever-shining, pure and enormous love and everlasting romance that kept Márta and György together.

Jazz Showcase: everything should be taken as inspiration!

It is a huge thing for these young musicians to play on the same stage where so many Hungarian and international stars have played before.

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