Guitar duo Katona Twins - Bach, Kodály, The Falla

Guitar duo Katona Twins - Bach, Kodály, The Falla
Artists: Katona Twins Zoltán Katona Péter Katona


Guitar duo Katona Twins - Bach, Kodály, The Falla

Frans Suite nr. 5, BWV 816 (arr.)
Katona Twins Péter Katona Zoltán Katona
  • I. Allemande
  • II. Courante
  • III. Sarabande
  • IV. Gavotte
  • V. Bourrée
  • VI. Loure
  • VII. Gigue
What's so French about Bach's 'French Suites'? These suites owe their nickname to the fact that Bach mainly chose French dances, such as Bourée and Loure, which were popular in his day. But there's something else special about these pieces. Unlike traditional dance forms, Bach made his dances more compact and concise, making them sound much more light-footed. Although Bach originally composed his suites for harpsichord, the Katona Twins show that these pieces also come into their own on two guitars.
Galánta Dansen (arr.)
Katona Twins Péter Katona Zoltán Katona
Galanta is a small Hungarian town on the road from Vienna to Budapest. Kodály spent a number of years of his youth in Galanta. In those days there was a famous gypsy band and it was the music of that band that made a big impression on Kodály. In 1923 he incorporated this experience in his orchestral work 'Dansen uit Galanta' (Dancing from Galanta).
Asturias (arr.)
Katona Twins Péter Katona Zoltán Katona
What we now know as 'Asturias' is undoubtedly one of the most famous pieces of Isaac Albéniz. Originally the piece was entitled 'Leyenda' (Legend) and was the opening movement for the three-part piano cycle 'Chants d'Espagne'. After the death of Albéniz in 1909, a German publisher published the piece as 'Asturias'. The Katona Twins play their own arrangement of this famous piece for two guitars
Katona Twins Péter Katona Zoltán Katona
'Smerdyakov', this title could go on for a typical Russian vodka. Yet this piece has nothing to do with vodka. Péter Katona was inspired by the character of the same name from Dostoevsky's famous novel: 'The Karamazov brothers'. Of course he doesn't reveal the role of Smerdyakov in this book, but it's clear that you shouldn't meet this Smerdyakov late at night in a deserted alley..
Chaconne in G, HWV 435 (arr.)
Katona Twins Péter Katona Zoltán Katona
If Handel is known for one keyboard work, then it is this beautiful Chaconne. The principle is simple: Handel composed no less than 21 variations over an ever repeated series of chords. He divided these short pieces into three large groups. In the first set of variations Handel keeps increasing the pace. In the second set, the minor tone predominates. Monumental chords bring the third set of variations to a bloodcurdling end
Oriental (arr.)
Katona Twins Péter Katona Zoltán Katona
The dance 'Oriental' comes from Granados' famous '12 Danzas españolas'. Barely 23 years old, Enrique Granados established his name as a composer and pianist with this masterpiece inspired by folk music. 'Oriental' is a slow dance in three-quarter time. Vibrations and 'strange' notes added to the minor tone give the piece an exotic touch. The Katona Twins make this piece sound even more Spanish with their arrangement for two guitars
Uit: El amor bruja (arr.)
Katona Twins Péter Katona Zoltán Katona
  • I. Introducción
  • V. Danza del terror
  • VI. El círculo mágico
  • XI. Pantomima
  • VIII. Danza ritual del fuego
Just like Granados, Manuel de Falla was inspired by Spanish folk music, such as flamenco. It regularly returns in the ballet 'El amor brujo' (The magical love). In addition to Spanish folk music, De Falla also included music by the gypsies. Typical for this music is the continuous playing of an elongated tone. This way of playing can be heard in the famous Fire Dance (Danza ritual del fuego), with which the Katona Twins conclude their recital
Friday 29 September 2017, 20:00

They fell for the warm sound of the classical guitar, but still... as teenagers, the Katona Twins knew how to use the electric guitar and popular music. This musical breadth can be heard in this world famous classical guitar duo. After the subdued music of Bach's French Suite, Manuel de Falla sounds fierce in the El amor brujo. In the exhilarating Dances from Galántha by their compatriot Zoltán Kodály, the Katonas even sound like an entire orchestra.

When and where

Begin time:
Friday 29 September 2017, 20:00

The Edesche Concert Hall. Unheard of acoustics, intimate beauty, one of the most beautiful concert grand pianos in the Netherlands with the very best musicians. From one hour before the start of the concert you are welcome in the Edesche Concert Hall, for example for a cup of coffee in advance. Please note: during the performance we do not grant access to the concert hall The Edesche Concertzaal is unsubsidized and is made possible by Eskes Media / DagjeWeg.NL.

  • Many payment options online;
  • Stage Gift Card OK, also online;
  • Free coffee/drinks/breakfasts;
  • Free wardrobe;
  • Free luxury program magazine;
  • Free and paid parking in the vicinity;
  • ECLive! Listen to the concert again in high quality afterwards (at selected concerts);
  • Enjoy the Edesche Concert Hall Diner at the adjacent atmospheric restaurant Buitenzorg;
  • Subsidy free and independent. Sponsor: DagjeWeg.NL Tickets;
  • NPO Radio 4 broadcasts regularly from the Edesche Concertzaal. Listen again to e.g.

Edesche Concertzaal

Amsterdamseweg 9, Ede

Directions: Car Public transportation