Our ensemble, celebrating the 60th anniversary of its foundation this year, is to release a new double album for this distinguished occasion! Besides some emblematic studio recordings from the orchestra's repertoire, the album also features the concert recordings of some audience favourites.

"I feel connected to these recordings from two positions, and being entwined with it so closely makes this double-album compilation especially dear to my heart. As a soloist, I always consider it particularly joyful if a notable interpretation reaches the audience in a taped form. Now that I'm not only a guest anymore but the Artistic Director of the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, I see that we have received a unique opportunity to create a harmony and shared wavelength that radiates from this music. Today, after the far too sterile recordings of the digital era, we yearn for a more real, life-sounding timbre. The LP player produces the sound of live music from both the studio and the concerts in 21st-century quality -  music is all around us.” (István Várdai)


Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major („Kreutzer”), Op. 47, Movement I – arr. for string orchestra by Zoltán Tfirst

Bach: Arioso from Cantata BWV 156 – Soloist: István Várdai (cello)

Beethoven: Cavatina from the String Quartet in B-flat major, Op. 130 – for string orchestra

Dvorák: Serenade for Strings in E major, Op. 22 - Movement III Scherzo

Haydn: Cello Concerto No.1 in C major Hob. VIIb:1, Movement III – Soloist: István Várdai (cello)

Shchedrin: Carmen Suite for Strings and Percussion after Georges Bizet – Conductor: Gábor Takács-Nagy


Price: 11.000 HUF/double album

Purchase is possible:

  • in person at the Óbudai Társaskör on workdays between 9 am and 6 pm (free-of-charge pickup)
  • by home delivery (3.000 HUF)

The first 50 customers will receive their albums with István Várdai’s autograph!