The Romantic Bartók

Hungarian pianist Dénes Várjon and New Zealand String Quartet present Bartók’s early Piano Quintet is a dramatic and powerful work super-charged with expressivity, showing the influences of Brahms, Debussy, Liszt and Strauss and the beginnings of Bartók’s fascination with folk music. To the best of our knowledge this is a New Zealand premiere.

But first up is Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody ‘Héroïde-élégiaque’, setting the heady tone for the delights to come.


Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsody No 5 ‘Héroïde-élégiaque’ – Izabella Simon

Bartók – Piano Quintet in C major – Dénes Várjon (piano), New Zealand String Quartet


Adam Chamber Music Festival

February 10
2:00 pm
Nelson Centre of Musical Arts


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Nelson Centre of Musical Arts

48 Nile St
Nelson, 7010 New Zealand

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