On our poster:
Caspar David Friedrich's painting, Winter landscape with church

Romanticist Renaissance
renewal of sacred music in the 19th century

The starting point of our journies in music history is the beginning of the 19th century, the dawn of musical romanticism, more specifically a text by E.T.A. Hoffmann the romanticist writer-esthete-composer in which he lays a new foundation for the esthetics of sacred music, and sets the composers of the 16th century as a norm. One of the rarities in our compilation is Hoffmann’s motet, De Profundis, but also some mystic pieces of Liszt, Verdi, and Bruckner, the later followers of Hoffmann’s ideas. In addition, our compilation contains compositions by Palestrina (Hoffmann’s and the romanticists' main example for ideal music), Alessandro Scarlatti, and Michael Haydn, as well as works by György Orbán, the contemporary Hungarian composer whose views on music are close to that of romanticist sacred music. Back to the concerts main page
Detailed programme and programme notes (in Hungarian)
March 21. 2010., St Ladislaus Church, Budapest

Other performance:
March 20. 2010., Catholic church, Pázmánd