Classical Season 2016/17 | Small is Beautiful

Hungarian Dances

Sage Two

JESSICA DUCHEN author/narrator

Celebrated classical music writer Jessica Duchen presents her internationally acclaimed novel Hungarian Dances as a narrated concert with soloists Bradley Creswick and Margaret Fingerhut. It tells the tale of a Gypsy girl who becomes a famous classical violinist, but at a terrible personal price. The story travels through 90 years of Hungarian history from 1919 to 2009, and along the way explores the rich crosscurrents between Gypsy violin playing and classical traditions.


DOHNÁNYI Andante Rubato alla Zingaresca
MONTI Czardas
KREISLER Marche Militaire Viennoise
DEBUSSY Sonata for Violin and Piano


VECSEY Valse Triste
BARTÓK Romanian Dances
BRAHMS Hungarian Dance No.2
RAVEL Tzigane
HUBAY Hejre Kati

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