July 1, 2023
hrs. 19.00

János Balázs, fortepian
Sinfonietta Cracovia
Maciej Tworek, dyrygent 

Fryderyk Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11

1. Allegro maestoso
2. Romances. Largeghetto
3. Roundabout. Vivace


Ferenc Liszt: Salve Polonia (arr. K. Słowiński)

Mieczysław Karłowicz: Serenade op. 2

1. March. Allegro moderato
2. Romance. Andante con moto
3. Waltz. Allegro moderato
4. Final. Allegretto non troppo

Bela Bartok: Divertimento for string orchestra

1. Allegro non-troppo
2. Molto adagio
3. Allegro assai 

Chopin and Liszt are two outstanding figures of the Romantic period; their work is the foundation of classical music. Both composers spent most of their lives in Paris, but as faithful patriots of their native countries, Chopin popularized Polish music in his works, and Liszt – Hungarian. Both nations not only gave the world these two famous composers, but also cherish almost a thousand years of friendship. This relationship, woven with many threads, is now strengthened by a joint concert of the Polish Music Festival in Kraków and the Cziffra Festival in Budapest. Pieces performed at the concert will be interpreted by the excellent conductor Maciej Tworek, Sinfonietta Cracovia and pianist János Balázs from Budapest. János Balázs dedicates his performance to one of the greatest Liszt interpreters of the 20th century, the pianist György Cziffra.
Concert organized in cooperation with the Cziffra Festival