Te Deum of Buda Castle

Te Deum of Buda Castle

2022. May30




Kodály: Te Deum of Buda Castle

bass solo

Hungarian Classical Music Day | Zoltán Kocsis was bor 70 years ago

Ernő Dohnányi: The Veil of Pierrette, op. 18 – excerpts

Tímea Dragony: BIFROST – ‘the Bridge’

Béla Bartók: Hungarian Sketches, BB 103

Zoltán Kodály: Te Deum of Buda Castle


Orsolya Rőser soprano | Kornélia Bakos alto | Szabolcs Brickner tenor | Krisztián Cser bass

Hungarian National Choir (choirmaster: Csaba Somos)

Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor: Oliver von Dohnányi


Zoltán Kocsis, one of the defining figures of Hungarian music life over the past five decades, established a tradition by giving a charity concert each year on his birthday, having invited his friends and fellow musicians to play chamber together. This noble tradition was revived by the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra he headed for nearly 20 years, as well as his alma mater, and 30 May was christened the Hungarian Classical Music Day. In 2022, on the 70th anniversary of the birth of this great musician, the evening is devoted to works by classical Hungarian composers of the 20th century alongside modern-day Hungarian music: the piece by Tímea Dragony inspired by Scandinavian mythology is a world premiere. It won a prize in the symphony orchestral works category at the 2020 Müpa Budapest Music Competition.