Friday 26 August: Baroque concert in Kismaros

“…Admission to this afternoon concert was free, and there were a surprisingly great number of children in the audience. I expected a pleasant afternoon in beautiful surroundings, but I caught a high-quality concert fit for any venue anywhere. Violinist Márta Ábrahám, harpsichord player Miklós Spányi, and violone player György Schweigert performed works by Bach, Händel and Corelli. Ábrahám and Schweigert produced a pure tone coupled with rock-solid virtuosity – their playing in Corelli’s Follia variations was mesmerising – while Spányi’s phrasing, structural control and cantabile treatment of his percussive harpsichord could have served as a masterclass in expressive playing on a keyboard.”

Agnes Kory



August 2011