Bartók Spring | József Balog’s Piano Recital

Concert Hall
  • József Balog – piano

Szabó: Complete Solo Piano Works – album release concert

Csaba Szabó (1936–2003), who hailed from Transylvania, was a versatile composer working in the most diverse genres, including solo piano pieces, which he wrote between 1955 and 1981. József Balog has recently recorded all of the composer’s works for piano, offering a chance now to observe directly how rich this part of the composer’s œuvre is in terms of form, technique and content, and how his style underwent complex transformations over the decades. The first piano pieces are youthful works that reveal both the joy of composing for the instrument and the chief sources of inspiration. His studying of folk music led to changes in his own musical idiom, and the output of the 1970s has the effect of a veritable avant-garde turn. After he moved to Hungary in 1987, Szabó taught at the Berzsenyi Dániel College of Szombathely until his death.

Tickets are available for 3000–5000 HUF online at and at the ticket office of Müpa Budapest: 

1095 Budapest, Komor Marcell utca 1. 
Telephone: +36 1 555 3300, +36 1 555 3301 
Open every day from 10 am – 6 pm, on performance days until the end of the first interval

2024 April 08 Monday