A breezy morning, the windows of the MTA ceremonial hall are open, the light pours in horizontally and makes the violins sparkle in blue. The room is basically empty, the orchestra and Péter Szabó are on stage, a couple of people in the auditorium... In the otherwise seemingly endless riverside spring atmosphere, the rehearsal becomes entirely intimate.
Pieces of Joseph Rheinberger, Hans Koessler, Emanuel Moór and Emma Kodály
The German-born Hans Koessler (1853-1926), a cousin of Max Reger, is mainly remembered as the composition teacher of Bartók, Kodály, Dohnányi and other Hungarian musicians at the Budapest Academy.