PRELUDE

THE GENERAL TOUR

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PRELUDE

THE GENERAL TOUR

Exciting new way to see the hidden classical musical treasures of Budapest!

The PreludeGeneral Music Walk requires no prior lexical knowledge to join and can be enjoyed by anyone interested in classical music and cultural heritage.

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 will gain an insight into the oeuvres and fascinating lives of widely renowned composers, conductors, and instrumentalists including Liszt, Bartók, Solti, Lehár, and others.

While recalling events and visiting interesting and unique locations, you will discover connections to the international music scene, through the Hungarians’ deep ties with Brahms, Debussy, Wagner, Mahler, and many others.

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

DURATION

2 hours

LANGUAGES

English

MEETING POINT

In front of the Liszt Academy of Music Building (1061 Budapest, Liszt tér 8.). WHAT3WORDS: frocks.votes.cage.

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 riverbank on Pest side.

DATE AND TIME

On selected Saturdays and Sundays at 10 am, please, check the Calendar for available dates.  Need another date? Send an enquiry!

NUMBER OF STOPS

15 (among them remarkable concert halls, museums, memorial places, statues with unforgettable stories to tell)

COST

 30€/person (25€ for students with a valid student card of ages 14-26, free of charge <14)

Info

INFORMATION ON THE PRELUDE TOUR

Did you know?
The term "Lisztomania" was coined by Heinrich Heine in 1844, describing the intense fan frenzy directed toward Franz Liszt during his European performances in the 1840s.
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When Zoltán Kodály was asked when the music education of a child should begin, he said: 9 months before the birth of the child. Later he revised and said 9 months before the birth of the mother.
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Hungary was severely affected by the peace treaties following WW1, losing 2/3 of its territory. It also prevented Bartók and Kodály from continuing their folk music collection trips, as the territories had been separated and closed.
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The concert scenes of the latest film by Canadian director Francois Girard (The Song of Names) was shot in the Grand Hall of the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest.
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Did you know?
Liszt is to piano playing what Euclid is to geometry. (Alan Walker)
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