family and youth events

Elemental emotions in music - Anger

one interval
Festival Theatre
  • Produced by Müpa Budapest

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Suddenly the pulse quickens, your blood pressure rises and something inside of you tightens. Yes, anger is rising within. Though later, when in a more composed state, people tend to feel ashamed of what they thought, said or did when driven by anger, you can also be sure that it is not a good strategy to completely supress this often confusing feeling. Anger, one of the most basic emotions, can certainly blur our sober judgment from time to time, but how does it appear in different genres of classical music?

You are far more likely to hear and read about the relaxing and emotionally soothing environment or when wandering the most distant parts of the earth. Images of anger are often linked to the themes of revenge, fighting, and war, but anger can also be an inspirational force. It hints at change, the need for change, and the potential power of classical music than about how it can whip up our emotions to extreme levels. It is easy to identify the signs of anger, as it is the kind of emotion that also has a physical effect on the person: our facial expression changes, often becoming more threatening. Anger is a universal feeling, something we can encounter in both our most immediate for a new beginning. The opening event for the School of Emotion series will feature the performance of excerpts taken from across the history of music that deal with the subject of anger. We can expect members of the audience to be deeply stirred by the music of Bartók, Schumann, Beethoven and Mozart, though of course there will also be analysis of those effects from the opera singer Szilveszter Szélpál, the programme host.

Before the performance, between 9.45 and 10.30, we will be running a free (and playful) interactive session for children entitled Tune-up. We look forward to welcoming both school groups and individual school-age youngsters attending the subsequent performance. Please register via by midnight on the Wednesday before the performance, specifying the number of participating children and their ages. The activity is recommended for children aged 6 and over, and will take place with a minimum of six children.

Presented by: Müpa Budapest

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  • Péter Dobszay
  • voice, presenter
    Szilveszter Szélpál
  • vocals
    Dalma Süle
  • piano
    János Palojtay
  • Budapest Strings

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