Hungary: Zoltán Kodály and György Ligeti

Contemporary music series S


Experimental space NoD
Dlouhá 33, Praha 1


Single ticket price: CZK 400 | CZK 300 (senior citizens 65+)
Student/child up to age 15: CZK 100
Family ticket (2 adults + children under 18): CZK 100 per person
Donor’s ticket in support of the PKF’s artistic activities: 2 000 CZK


David Danel
1. housle
Roman Hranička
2. housle
Ondřej Martinovský
Balázs Adorján

PKF — Prague Philharmonia chamber soloists and their guests


György Ligeti
Trio for French horn, Violin and Piano (1982)
György Ligeti
String Quartet No. 2 (1968)
Zoltán Kodály
String Quartet No. 1 Op. 2 (1908–1909)
Peter Eötvös
Smyčcové trio pro housle, violu a violoncello (2020)
Partner OSA

Program Notes

2022 is the year of the 120th anniversary of the birth of Zoltán Kodály, a Hungarian composer, ethnomusicologist and teacher who fundamentally influenced the form and development of music education in Hungary. In his pedagogical research and studies, he focused mainly on the education of children in order to develop their singing skills and the ability to sight-read music from an early age. At the same time, he promoted the idea that adults should be able to read sheet music in the same way as if reading a book.

In addition to active pedagogical activities and composing, Kodály devoted himself from his youth to collecting Hungarian folk songs (in collaboration with Béla Bartók). Kodály was also an avid traveler and tourist.

With support
Hl.město Praha
Ministerstvo kultury
General partner
Komerční Banka
Principal partner
General media partner
Česká televize
Principal media partner
Hospodářské noviny