Portrait Of A Hungarian – Part I

Date: Saturday 24th September 2011 19:30

Venue: RNCM Concert Hall, Manchester

G&abor Tak&acs-Nagy conductor Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano

“Bavouzet isnot only a masterful performer with a great feel for colour and tone quality, but communicates his love for the music in a manner that is direct and completely genuine.”Classic FM Magazine

The first of two Hungarian programmes this season as part of G&abor Tak&acs-Nagy’s first as Music Director in which folk music is never far from the forefront. Haydn, the great chronicler of human characters, is on dark and brooding form in his F minor ‘Passione’ Symphony, much chirpier in his most famous D major Piano Concerto. Bart&ok’s hugely imaginative and richly colourful string Divertimento completes the programme.Talking Point, 6.30pmG&abor Tak&acs-Nagy introduces Manchester Camerata’s 2011/12 season.Encore, 9.30pmPresented in association with Manchester Jazz Festival

Michael Cretu – double bassEd Barnwell – piano Complementing the Hungarian Portrait, charismatic Romanian bassist Michael Cretu performs a selection of his Transylvanian-styled compositions along with the resolute and passionate playing of pianist Ed Barnwell.

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