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Royal Albert Hall
|Prom 15: Liszt rules at the Hungarian Prom|
|Prom 15 given by Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic Orchestra was billed as a “Hungarian Prom” and featured music of Kodály, Bartók and Liszt. Indeed it is true that Liszt, whose 200th anniversary we are celebrating this year, was born in 1811 in a small village called Raiding which was then in Hungary (it is now part of Austria and one can visit his birthplace museum with the recently-opened concert hall) and that he considered Hungary as his motherland. Musically speaking, however, there isn’t anything particularly Hungarian about his mighty Faust Symphony.|
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