The most important class, however, for me and for hundreds of other Hungarian musicians, was the chamber-music class. From about the age of fourteen, and until graduation from the Academy, all instrumentalists except the heavy-brass players and percussionists had to participate in this course. Presiding over it for many years was the composer Leó Weiner, who thus exercised an enormous influence on three generations of Hungarian musicians.

Sir Georg Solti
Lecture by Richard Shuster

16 May 2022, 16.00-17.00


Composers’ Forum

Lecture by Richard Shuster Presented by Liszt Academy

Richard Shuster is Professor of Piano at Texas Woman's University in Denton, Texas.


Theme of the lecture:

Chain of Circumstances for solo piano or piano four-hands (with optional dancer and/or interactive computer music) is conceived as a series of disparate, distinctive, and relatively static musical states. It is modular, open-form, non-linear, and recombinant, and is based on a scale that is symmetrical, palindromic and complementary to itself. Chain provides an ever-changing sonic canvas, which the pianist(s) may alter at will. In this lecture-recital, pianist Richard Shuster will present an analysis and perform the complete work.

Presented by

Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Composition Department


Admission is free, subjected to the capacity of the room.