The Voit-organ of Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music has been played for the first time since 1967 following an extensive reconstruction project
The rare instrument was inaugurated on Saturday and played in front of an appreciative crowd from the academy’s followers.
The reconstruction of the four-manual, 74-stop pipe organ was funded by a 800 million HUF (2.4m EUR) government grant.
House Speaker László Kövér kicked off the inauguration event and said that the Hungarian state has allocated 640 billion HUF to major cultural investments since 2010, 70 of which have already been concluded and 90 are in progress.
During the concert, organists István Ruppert, Balázs Szabó, János Palur and László Fassang performed works by Liszt, Erkel, Richard Strauss, Kodály and Reger.