Liszt Academy of Music Hall

After the 1873 unification of former cities Pest, Buda and Óbuda and with the establishment of Budapest as the capital, the new city went through a rapid development and became Hungary's cultural centre. A most prominent part of this development was the establishment of cultural institutes operating on a national level and their concentration in the capital: Budapest was home to most associations, editorial offices, publishing companies, schools, cultural centres, and many prominent personalities of the time lived here. The most significant institutes were two universities in the capital: the old Science University and the University of Technology and Economics, the latter established in 1871. Also, many other new higher education institutes were established at that time. The need for musical high culture was growing day by day: from 1853 the Philharmonic Society, with the Orchestra of the National Theatre as its basis, started operations under the direction of Ferenc Erkel, the concerts of which were held from 1865 in Vigadó Concert Hall, after some temporary difficulties concerning organization. When Franz Liszt held public concerts in Budapest, the number of which increased with time, he also held them there.

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