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Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra

The renowned Hungarian ensemble offers a rare U.S. concert that includes works by Bartók, Haydn, Britten, and Liszt.

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Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, János Rolla, leader and violinist
The Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra was founded in Budapest in 1963 by a group of former students who had studied and worked together at the famous Franz Liszt Music Academy. János Rolla, one of Hungary's leading violinists, has been concertmaster of the orchestra since its inception. The orchestra with more than 200 recordings on Hungaroton, CBS, Teldec, EMI, Erato, Denon, and Sony Classical, is one of the most beloved by radio listeners. Though a regular visitor to European music centers, this supremely nuanced chamber orchestra is rarely heard live in the Western Hemisphere.  After a visit to London, Richard Joseph commented in the Financial Times, “The Orchestra’s best qualities were on display. Each section had an unusual homogenity of tone, with every part equally matched. The ensemble was nearly faultless and leader János Rolla had encouraged a wide range of bowing and tone production. Overall, the performance had an easy grace that was entirely apt.”

Program and Notes

Notturno in F major
 Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op. 10
 Divertimento for Strings
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12 in C-sharp minor, S 244
Arranged for Orchestra


  • general artist image János Rolla, leader and violin
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