ANDANTE

THE ADVANCED CLASSICAL MUSIC WALKING TOUR

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ANDANTE

THE ADVANCED TOUR

Discover the rich cultural history of Budapest through the lens of the Hungarian music scene

The Andante – Advanced Classical Music Walking Tour Budapest is specifically designed for those with some knowledge in the field of classical music. Highly recommended for enthusiastic classical music lovers, music teachers, music students, professional and non-professional musicians!

The personally guided tour takes you to specially selected locations within central Budapest connected to the greatest figures and events of the Hungarian and international classical music scenes. Through stories, anecdotes, and legends you can delve deep into the oeuvres and fascinating lives of widely renowned composers, conductors, and instrumentalists including Liszt, Bartók, Dohnányi, Kodály, Solti, Ligeti, Kurtág, Lehár, Kálmán, Weiner, and others. While recalling events and visiting interesting and unique locations, you will discover the deep ties between the Hungarian and international music scenes, and their often surprising connections with Brahms, Debussy, Wagner, Dvořak, Mahler, Vieuxtemps, and many more.

The size of the group is intentionally left small, i.e. no more than 15 people can join. 

DURATION

3.5 hours including a 40-min coffee-break

LANGUAGE

English

MEETING POINT

Street level exit of Kodály Körönd underground station (Metro Line 1) to the direction of Mexikói út. WHAT3WORDS: noodle.harder.corals

Advance booking is required. Please, note, that owing to third-party obligations booking is closed 24 hours prior to the announced starting time.

TOUR ENDING POINT

Vigadó Concert Hall at Vigadó tér, at the river bank on the Pest side

DATE AND TIME

On selected Saturdays and/or Sundays at 10 am, check the Calendar for available dates.

Need another date? Check the info sheet or send an enquiry.

NUMBER OF STOPS

20, among them remarkable concert halls, museums, memorial places, statues with unforgettable stories to tell

COST

65€/person (50€ for students with a valid student card of ages 14-26, 8€/child <14 ). The price includes the coffee break food&drink and a metro ticket.

Info

INFORMATION SHEET ON THE ANDANTE TOUR

Did you know?
Bartók said to one of his last visitors in the New York hospital: The sad thing is that I leave with so much more to say. You can not imagine how many unfinished pieces make my luggage so heavy...
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Hungarian dramatic soprano Eva Marton currently teaches as a professor emerita at the Liszt Academy of Music, and a biannual international singing competition bearing her name, and chaired by her, is heading for its 5th season.
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Ernst von Dohnányi had a unique musician’s brain. Legend says that when he recognised that the piano in a rural town’s concert hall was tuned a semitone flat, instead of getting a tuner immediately, he transposed one of the Liszt concertos up a semitone.
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Kurtág on Ligeti: "I … love this music from the bottom of my heart, which resounds in Atmosphères as if it welled up inside me, which shakes me so in the Dies Irae of his Requiem, which lifts me on high in the Violin concerto."
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Did you know?
Zoltán Kodály received honorary degrees from Oxford University, Humboldt University and the University of Toronto.
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If you are a true connoisseur of music, ask for tailor-made private tours to introduce to you the city in the footsteps of great Hungarian composers such as Liszt, Bartók, Dohnányi, and Kodály. Visit key places related to their stay, life, works in Budapest including a visit to the closed Dohnányi garden and his villa (with this visit you will support a local civil organisation).  If you are a fan of Beethoven we can guide you around his memories in Budapest and nearby.

These are individually organised tours whose length, number of stops, the vehicles used and the pricing are based on your needs. Send your enquiry at least one month prior to your planned arrival.

Interested? Book your tour today!

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