Liszt Academy Concert Centre – Solti Hall, 28 March 2017.
According to the Hungarian Lexicon of Ethnography, the ‘dűvő’ (or ‘dúva’) is a specific way of playing the accompanying instruments of string folk bands, when these accompany the solo instrument to an identical rhythm mainly linking double notes (compare the word ‘dűvő’ with the numeral ‘2’ of Indo-German languages: due, deux, etc.). This unusual breath-control method of playing is found in the Great Plain, Transdanubia and Transylvania. The marvellous folk ensemble founded in 1979 by the Hrúz brothers chose an appropriate name because their near four-decades of playing can be seen as a metaphor of that harmonic ‘breathing as one’ that is the essence of the ‘dűvő’ style of playing, and what is more, their repertoire is just as diverse as the ubiquity of ‘dűvő’. They have released more than a dozen albums, won numerous prizes and awards, and their latest ‘acquisition’ is a young singer, Junior Prima Prize winner Júlia Kubinyi, who was one of the winners of the 2012 national folk music competition ‘Felszállott a páva’ (The Peacock). This concert is certain to fill the Solti Chamber with energy.
Júlia Kubinyi (vocals);
Dűvő Orchestra: Dénes Hrúz, Szabolcs Hrúz (violin); Albert Mohácsy (double bass); Zsolt Nagy (viola)