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Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 – 1767)
Ouverture-Suite in G major TWV 55:G4
Les nations anciennes et modernes

Andante maestoso, Menuet I, Menuet II, Les Allemands anciens
then modernes, Les Suédois anciens then modernes, Les Danois anciens then modernes, Les vieilles femmes
Márk Rózsavölgyi (1789 – 1848)
Ballroom dances (Balli da sala)
Verbunk (dance music of Austrian army sergeant recruiters)
Dance for Three

Ignác Ruzicska (1777 – 1833)
Slow, Fast
Adagio non molto
Allegro con rep.

Márk Rózsavölgyi
Verbunk (recruiting) from Pest (Verbunk da Pest)
Poco rubato
Allegro sempre

Hungarian Dances from Nagyszombat (suite in C major)
Hongroises (Allegro con rep.)

Hungarian Dances from the Pozsony Manuscripts (Suite in F major)
Hongroises (Allegretto)
Unger Notto
Hongroises Geschwind

Hungarian Dances from Nagyszombat (suite in D major)
Hongroises (Allegro con rep.)
Allegro con rep.

Capella Savaria
Beáta Szőke, János Császár, Zsuzsa Tamás, Balázs Bozzai, Emőke Szép, Éva Kovács, violin
Gábor Rác, Dániel Molnár, viola
Csilla Vályi, cello
Tamás Lipi, double bass
Szabolcs Sereg, flute
Csaba Nagy, oboe
László Feriencsik, bassoon
Rita Papp, harpsichord
Zsolt Kalló, violin and direction

Hungary: Dances of the nations and Hungarian dances

Sunday July 26th, 21:00 – Valloire church
The programme is based on a well-known suite by G. Ph. Telemann and a number of 18th to 19th-century suite-like pieces, the former representing the baroque dances of different nations, the latter reflecting the history of Hungarian dance music. Telemann’s “Les nations anciennes et modernes” begins with an unambiguously French Ouverture and two Menuets, followed by pairs of “old” and “modern” dances in German, Swedish and Danish styles. The Hungarian dances of Rózsavölgyi and Ruzicska are typical “verbunkos”, a legacy of the peculiar Hungarian tradition of recruiting with music. The manuscripts of Hungarian Dances from the early 1700s, found in Nagyszombat (now Trnava, Slovakia), contain genuine folk music melodies. The composer’s name and other information are unknown.

Capella Savaria

Capella Savaria, the first period-instrument orchestra in Hungary, clearly breaks with the country’s academic tradition. Founded by Pál Németh in 1981, the orchestra has been directed by Zsolt Kalló since 1999. Its repertoire covers orchestral works and chamber music pieces.
Under such labels as Hungaroton, Centaur Records, Quintana, or Harmonia Mundi, Capella Savaria has released over 80 CDs, 5 of which have been awarded the Hungarian distinction “Record of the Year”. The ensemble seeks to promote such rarities as 18th-century Hungarian pieces, or compositions by G. Druschetzky, J-H. Roman, G-J. Werner, J-C. Naudot, J-F. Fasch or G. Muffat. Capella Savaria has also recorded a series of 19 CDs of operas and passions under the baton of chief conductor Nicholas MacGegan.
The orchestra has performed all over Europe, in the Americas and Israel. A customary participant of Hungarian Early Music festivals, it is also regularly invited abroad by prestigious festivals, as in Bruges, Innsbruck, Regensburg, Gottingen, Halle, Utrecht, Zerbst, or Warsaw.
Capella Savaria was awarded the Liszt Prize, in 1991, and the Prima-Primissima of Vas County, in 2006.
Zsolt Kalló violin soloist, is a graduate of the Budapest Franz Liszt Academy of Music, a disciple of Eszter Perényi and Sándor Végh. He directs the Capella Savaria ensemble.
Guest conductor of renowned chamber orchestras (Sonora Hungarica, Aura Musicale, Concerto Armonico, Orféo), he has travelled the world and become a much sought-after soloist. Zsolt Kalló has founded the Authentic Quartett and the Trio Antiqua. He teaches at the conservatory of Szombathely – the Roman Savaria – and is a university lecturer at the Tibor-Varga Institute of Musical Art of the Széchenyi University in Győr. He frequently teaches Early music courses as visiting professor.
In 2008, he receives the Ferenc Halász Prize for his teaching commitment. He habilitates in 2010, and is awarded the Liszt Prize in 2014.


Hungarian Dances from Nagyszombat (Suite in C major), etc.
by Capella Savaria, dir. by Zsolt Kalló