was born in 1944, is a composer, conductor and teacher and one of the best known interpreters of 20th-century music.


Settled in the Present

Judit Rácz in Conversation with Péter Eötvös

“In philosophy, literature, the theatre, painting, you name it, the new is seen as a positive, indeed it is expected, whereas in music it constantly has to be justified in the teeth of opposition”. Talking in interview, Hungarian composer-conductor Péter Eötvös describes how he aims at wholeheartedly participating in the world of music: as a composer of
contemporary music, as a conductor, as a supporter of young musicians and as a mediator of musical education.

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