Agi Jambor Memorial Concert

Solti Hall, Budapest, 13 October 2019

The Liszt Academy, Budapest, Hungary

Listen to the full concert here

The programme

  • J. S. Bach: Partita No. 1 in B-flat major, BWV 825
  • Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 17 in C major, K. 296
  • Ági Jámbor's Own Songs
  • Chopin: Polonaise-Fantasie, Op. 61
  • Schumann: 6 Études for Two Pianos in Kanon style (Debussy transcription)
  • J. S. Bach: B minor partita, BWV 1002 – 1. Allemande, 2. Double, 3. Corrente, 4. Double (transcription for marimba)
  • J. S. Bach: Cello Suite No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012 – 4. Sarabande, 5. Gavotte I, 6. Gavotte II (transcription for marimba)
  • Bizet-Sammut: Carmen Fantasy – 3rd movement (transcription for marimba)

Kristóf Baráti (violin), Katalin Károlyi (vocals), Klára Würtz (piano), Duco Burgers (piano), Dániel Láposi (marimba)
Host: Zsuzsa Kertész

“It doesn’t matter whether I take the music to somebody’s home or I play in a concert hall. It’s all the same until the point when the composer pummels my head because I am playing poorly. I love playing.” – Ági Jámbor

Agi Jambor Concert pianist, musicologist, Bach researcher and remarkable musician personality Ági Jámbor was born in Budapest in 1909. Her teachers included Edwin Fischer, Zoltán Kodály and Alfred Cort. In 1928, she won the Brahms Prize in Berlin, and in 1937 she received a prize at the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw. She and her husband emigrated to the US in 1947. She debuted as a concert pianist at the Phillips Gallery. She taught at Washington University, gave concerts, appeared at orchestral recitals across America, and played with the Philadelphia Orchestra and National Orchestra. She learned to play the marimba and gave recitals of Bach works on this xylophone-like instrument.

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