Late night Premiere with Péter Wolf

Péter Wolf Clarinet Concerto – Premiere

Featuring Csaba Klenyán clarinet
Conductor Zoltán Rácz

An evening concert followed by a late evening recital: this is the challenge undertaken by Concerto Budapest when – following their joint appearance with Khatia Buniatishvili – they also undertake another premiere of a new Hungarian composition. Just as was the case in the first concert in the series, here, too, it is Liszt, Kossuth and Bartók-Pásztory Prize winner Zoltán Rácz who conducts Péter Wolf’s Clarinet Concerto. The artist celebrating his 70th birthday in 2017 is best known as the composer of music for films and TV programmes, as well as being the father of Kati Wolf, although his career is far broader and more diverse than this, as the premiere of the Clarinet Concerto will make perfectly clear. The principal part is taken by Csaba Klenyán, this excellent, multifaceted musician with a healthy sense of humour, who a few years ago characterized himself and his instrumental performance in the following wry manner: “Don’t resign oneself; shake oneself up! Like a bottle of medicine. (…) I always forget that I am who I am. But a clarinettist, the shell of the concert hall.” And this programme will certainly reflect an ironic comment of Klenyán: “Hungarian music. Presented on a sweetly plaintive instrument.”