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A commemoration of the life and works of Jenő Takács


Karoly, Jeno, and Franz

The Embassy of Hungary in the Philippines in cooperation with the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Music proudly presents KÁROLY, JENŐ, AND FRANZ, an evening of chamber music of Goldmark, Takács and Liszt featuring the Lozada Piano Trio on Sept. 25, Wednesday, 7 p.m. at the UP College of Music Abelardo Hall Auditorium.

This concert commemorates the 117th birth anniversary of Hungarian-born composer, pianist, conductor, music researcher, and educator Jenő Takács, who served as chair of composition and piano Department at the UP College of Music from 1932 to 1934. His achievements and efforts to preserve Philippine culture and his contributions to Philippine music pedagogy and research reflect the cultural diplomacy between Hungary and the Philippines. This strong tie will be immortalized in a historical marker, which will be unveiled by Hungarian ambassador to the Philippines Dr. József Bencze and UP officials at the UP College of Music before the concert.

Takács was sent by the Berliner Phonogrammarchiv to research on Philippine indigenous music and instruments. These collected works, which are archived in Berlin, have been regarded as one of UNESCO’s Memory of the World Programme since 1999.

The concert will be the Philippine premiere of Trio – Rhapsodie, op. 11 by Jenő Takács; Piano Trio in E Minor, op. 33 by Károly Goldmark and Hungarian Rhapsody No. 9 in E Major, S. 379 by Franz Liszt. Violinist Ralph Waldo Taylan, cellist Giuseppe Andre Diestro, and pianist Ena Maria Aldecoa of the Lozada Piano Trio take center stage in bringing to life these enduring piano trios in celebration of the 103rd anniversary of the UP College of Music and the life of Jenő Takács who lived for 103 years.

Call Fatima Manuzon at (02) 981 8599 local 2629 or (02) 926 0026.

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