La Revue de Cuisine


How Hungarian are Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály? How Romanian is George Enescu? How Czech is Bohuslav Martinů? Is Stravinski the most Russian of Russian composers, as Rudolf Barshai claims? Agnese Egliņa, the author of the programme’s concept, explains, “You will hear passionate and romantic, as well as theatrical and terpsichorean, pieces by Bartók, Enescu and Kodály, whose works are adorned with folklore elements. You will also hear Martinů and Schulhoff’s compositions, imprinted with traces of Czech cultural history. To expand the programme, we have also included Stravinsky – a citizen of the world.” Notably, all the composers were born at around the same time, the end of the 19th century, yet they all took completely different paths. Dancing, legends and revues – a brilliant evening of chamber fireworks!

11 May

19.00 / Thursday / Riga, The Great Guild


Mārtiņš Circenis - temporary principal

Jānis Semjonovs - Bassoon

Jānis Porietis - Principal


Ieva Upatniece - Principal

Agnese Egliņa - piano


  • Bela BARTOK "Romanian folk dances"
  • George ENESCU "Légende"
  • Zoltan KODALZY Sonatina for Cello and Piano
  • Bohuslav MARTINU "La Revue de Cuisine"
  • Igor STRAVINSKY "L'Histoire du Soldat"
  • Erwin SCHULHOFF Duo for Violin and Cello

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