Amadinda and Muzsikás
We would like, even during this extraordinary situation, for the Müpa Budapest audience to still be able to encounter the world's most outstanding and thrilling artists each evening - this time in their own homes. It is precisely for this reason that we have decided to unlock our media library for everyone over the weeks to come and - each night at the familiar times - open Müpa Budapest's virtual concert hall and auditoriums by providing access to a single unforgettable performance from past years.
The joint concert of two long-standing ensembles promises to be a unique encounter: Amadinda, celebrating its 30th anniversary in season 2014/2015, plays with another legend, Muzsikás, which was formed over 40 years ago. One key ambition of the percussion quartet is to research and present traditional percussive cultures around the world, while Muzsikás intends to maintain the traditions of Hungarian folk music. The encounter of different musical universes and playing styles holds out the promise of an unusual and exciting production, with the groups enriching each other's sound with interesting colours. The two Kossuth Prize laureate ensembles evoke old and new cultures in and outside Europe, and bring to life those musical forms that are related to the communal events of bygone civilizations, as well as ones still prosperous.
In all probability, Amadinda and Muzsikás owe their success and long careers not only to the musicianship of the individual players, but also to playing the kind of chamber music that demands mutual trust and sophisticated cooperation. The percussion group's eponymous instrument is symbolic of this very notion: originating in what is now Uganda, this xylophone-like instrument has two players, who squat across each other on either side, playing interlocking voices. This concert will be a symbolic amadinda, with the performances of the two groups interlocking, while they will also retain their own, original characters. A unique experience is to be expected.
This recording was made at a concert held at Müpa Budapest on 16 April 2015.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
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Amadinda Percussion Group:
violin, zither, voiceMihály Sipos
violin, cithern, tambura, voiceLászló Porteleki
viola, tambura, mandolin, recorders, voicePéter Éri
double bass, gardon, drum, voiceDániel Hamar