This year marks the 200th anniversary of the Hungarian composer and pianist Imre Székely, who was born in what is now Ukraine. He was almost completely forgotten as a result of the tragic turmoil of the 20th century, but his 180 edited works, the many contemporary press reports and his musical impact, which can be felt to this day, bear witness that he should not be forgotten. For this reason I have put together a one-hour lecture-recital in this anniversary year, in which I deal primarily with his most important group of works, the Hungarian Rhapsodies. I recommend the recital to anyone interested in this period of music history.
You can get a brief insight into Imre Székely's work through my concert lecture, recorded at the 2021 American Liszt Society Festival: