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In the next season of the Musicmania series, we are going to explore a single significant genre of music: the symphonic poem. But it will not be the famous pieces that we will be examining, but rather works by composers whose works are almost never heard in Hungary, ones in which every single note contains a surprise. This happens sometimes through their style and sometimes through their message. At other times, it might even be the forward-looking nature of their musical ideas or even the composer's lonely search that is owed for the astonishing final result.

We are omitting all of the traditionally "great" composers from the endless list of creators of symphonic poems. Although no one should count on hearing the music of Liszt or Richard Strauss, they can depend on encountering works by everyone who helped develop, expand and sustain this genre. Our composers will include Camille Saint-Saëns, César Franck, Alexander Glazunov, Jean Sibelius, Arthur Honegger, Bohuslav Martinů, Jacques Ibert, Carl Nielsen and Anatoly Lyadov. Each and every one of them was a dazzling symphonist of an era brimming with talent who enriched the colourful palette of music history with unique sounds. Now is the time to overrule our previous elitist judgements and get to know the masterpieces mistakenly classified as "less interesting" that these composers wrote. (Dániel Dinyés)

Presented by: Hungarian National Philharmonic

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  • Presenter and host
    Dániel Dinyés
  • Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra

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