Variazione Allegro non troppo - IV. Liszt Zsolt Gárdonyi: Hommage à M. Today, a third generation is already following in his footsteps: his son, Zsolt Gárdonyi is a composer and organist, a retired professor from the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg who taught at the institution for three and a half decades, while his grandson, Dániel Gárdonyi, is also an inhabitant o He has given single cafe regensburg concerts with his father for years.
The programme features a representative selection of Zoltán Gárdonyi's ecclesiastical and secular works, augmented with compositions by Zsolt Gárdonyi, who turns 70 this year.
One piece to be played, for example, is the set of variations written in to the Whitsunday hymn Veni Creator Spiritus, which gives organ playing the volume and colours of a symphony orchestra, as well as the composer's final choral prelude, written by the year-old émigré in for his son as a rearrangement of Martin Luther's most famous melody, the folk hymn A Mighty Fortress is Our God.
Also to be played on Müpa Budapest's organ, with egységes donaueschingen inexhaustible tonal possibilities, will be a light-hearted composition by Zsolt Gárdonyi, a deeply knowledgeable researcher into jazz harmonics, a field he has taught for decades.
The piece pays homage to those jazz pianists who have gone down as the greatest in music history.