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Portrait of an Hungarian – Part 1

Music by Haydn, Bartók and Liszt

Manchester Camerata

RNCM Concert Hall, 24 September 2011

This very enjoyable concert saw Gabor Tackacs-Nagy, Manchester Camerata’s newly appointed Music Director, raising the conductor’s baton for the first time.

For the first work, Haydn’s Piano Concerto no.11 in D major, the orchestra was joined by the splendid Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.  Another Haydon work, the Symphony no.49 ‘La Passione’, ended the evening but by then we had also heard Bartok’s Divertimento and Liszt’s Angelus! Prière Aux Anges Gardiens.  All wonderful stuff, and of these the second movement of Bartok’s work was especially memorable.

It augurs well for future days; and from his short speech, Gabor Tackacs-Nagy seems a personable chap an’ all.