Media

Welcome to the media page, where you can find excerpts from my CD recordings, youtube videos and more. If you'd like to see more videos, check out my youtube page. For press releases, quotes and reviews go to the press page.

Videos

Clavier-übung III: The Chorales (Hungraoton) Bach in the Back Bay (Dulcian) J. S. Bach: Fugue in C Major BWV 531
balintkarosi The Vanishing Nordic Chorale "Wie Schön Leuchtet" (Carl Nielsen, J. S. Bach) 61D5dAfjpYL._SY300_ The Complete Handel Recorder Sonatas with Héloise Dégrugillier Sonata in C Major HWV 365 (Excerpt) Handel CD cover Audio
Organ: Edward Elgar: Sonata for Organ 2nd Movement (Live Recording, Church of the Advent Oct. 19, 2014) Bálint Karosi: Symphony on a Chorale by Béla Bartók, 1st mvmnt. (Published by Wayne Leupold Editions) M. Duruflé: Toccata from Suite Op. 5 (excerpts from live recording) Max Reger: Fantasy and Fugue on B-A-C-H Op. 46 (excerpts from live recording) Harpsichord: Sonata in A Minor HWV 362 (Excerpt) Liturgical Improvisations: Improvised Fugue  on "Dear Christians" Sunday Worship FLC 9/20/13 Improvised Chorale Fantasia on Ein Feste Burg Sunday Worship FLC 9/1/12

Reviews

Awestruck, Transcendent, Epic Grandeur from the Spectrum Symphony

Awestruck, Transcendent, Epic Grandeur from the Spectrum Symphony by delarue One of the most transcendent concerts of 2016 happened Friday night at St. Peter’s Church in midtown, where the Spectrum Symphony played not one but two rare concertos for organ and orchestra by Poulenc and Balint Karosi, the latter a world premiere. First of all, beyond the famous Saint-Saens Organ Symphony, there isn’t much organ repertoire that incorporates much of anything other than brass – simply because church organs are loud. ...Read More

Awestruck, Transcendent, Epic Grandeur from the Spectrum Symphony

One of the most transcendent concerts of 2016 happened Friday night at St. Peter’s Church in midtown, where the Spectrum Symphony played not one but two rare concertos for organ and orchestra by Poulenc and Balint Karosi, the latter a world premiere. First of all, beyond the famous Saint-Saens Organ Symphony, there isn’t much organ repertoire that incorporates much of anything other than brass – simply because church organs are loud. And paradoxically, to mute the organ as a concerto ...Read More

BMI Review of “Existentia” and Magyar Madness

JANUARY 26, 2015Rock-solid But Not Maniacalby Vance R. KovenBalint KarosiThough the Boston Modern Orchestra Project’s “Magyar Madness” certainly delivered on the first word by presenting four works of Hungarian or Hungarian-descended composers including two premieres at Jordan Hall on Friday, we’ll give BMOP a pass on “Madness,” as the alliterative sobriquet was oxymoronic considering the event’s rock-solidity.Bálint Karosi’s Existentia—In Memory of Sándor Weöres, a world premiere of a three-movement work gave the composer’s reactions to three poems Weöres (1913-89) wrote on the progress of ...Read More

Boston Classical Review

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project, having promised a night of “Magyar Madness” Saturday at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, delivered world premieres of two outstanding, if well-behaved, works by Boston-based composers of Hungarian birth or ancestry and of Generation X vintage.  The madness was supplied by the old-timers, Béla Bartók and Gyorgy Ligeti.Crazy or sane, violent or poetic, all the music in Saturday’s concert touched on Hungary’s distinctive culture as a place apart, isolated by geography and language, yet also ...Read More

From BMOP, new music with a Hungarian accent

By Jeremy EichlerGLOBE STAFF  JANUARY 26, 2015Hungarian music, Liszt once wrote, “is divided naturally into melody destined for song or melody for the dance.” Saturday’s ambitious “Magyar Madness” program, presented by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, had representatives of both. It also had two alluring world premieres.The first was by Bálint Karosi, an accomplished Hungarian-born organist who performs at First Lutheran Church in Boston while also currently honing his craft as a composer through doctoral studies at Yale. That he already ...Read More

Handel’s Variousness Conveyed Beautifully 9/3/13

Handel’s Variousness Conveyed Beautifullyby Tom SchnauberThe Eighth Annual Labor Day concert offered this past Monday by the First Lutheran Church of Boston featured Héloise Dégrugillier, recorder; and Bálint Karosi, harpsichord; performing the six known recorder sonatas by George Frederick Handel.  Though often listed as “Op. 1”, it seems not entirely clear when these works were written.  Most sources place their composition sometime between 1712 and 1727. In any case, they are a charming collection of musical semi-precious stones; some in the ...Read More

Justice from Bálint Karosi 5/20/11

Justice from Bálint Karosiby Larry PhillipsBálint Karosi, music director at the Lutheran Church in Back Bay, Boston, gave an excellent recital on the op. 55 Fisk organ in front of about fifty people at Old West Church on May 13. It was the last of the church’s International Series. Karosi was introduced by IS’s executive director Margaret Angelini, who gave him a basket of submitted hymn themes to choose one for his improvisation. Appropriately enough for a European who hails from ...Read More

Norden 2015

Norden 2015

Organ and Trumpet on Labor Day 9/5/12

SEPTEMBER 5, 2012Organ and Trumpet on Labor Dayby Geoffrey WietingThe First Lutheran Church of Boston presented its Seventh Annual Labor Day Concert on September 3rd, featuring its renowned Minister of Music, Bálint Karosi, organ, and Paul Perfetti, trumpet. Karosi’s many honors include first prize at the 16th International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition in Leipzig, Germany, and first prize and audience prize at the Dublin International Organ Competition. The Boston-based Perfetti, equally accomplished on Baroque and modern trumpets, performs across the United States ...Read More

Review: “Rendez-vous des GRANDS” by Claude Gingras (in French)

Au grand Casavant symphonique de 92 jeux qui domine la nef se succédaient, en quatre prestations d'environ 25 minutes chacune, quatre récents premiers prix de concours internationaux d'orgue. Tous dans la jeune trentaine, ce sont, dans l'ordre où on les a entendus -- et vus sur l'écran géant installé dans le choeur -- le Canadien Michael Unger, lauréat à Tokyo, le Russe Konstantin Volostnov, à St. Albans, le Hongrois Balint Karosi, à Leipzig, et, fermant le défilé en honorant tout ...Read More

Review: Midwinter Conclave Concert: 1-17-10, Sarasota, FL

This Hungarian born Organist appeared in concert in Sarasota, in connection with a regional gathering of the American Guild of Organists. In addition to traveling the world giving concerts, Mr. Karosi is also Organist and director of music at a Lutheran Church in Boston, Massachusetts. I had ordered my ticket ahead of time, and arrived at the church at five-thirty - in order to be first in line when the doors opened at six. I had brought a book to ...Read More

Upcoming Choral Premières: Karosi and Newly Edited CPE Bach 10/18/11

OCTOBER 18, 2010Upcoming Choral Premières: Karosi and Newly Edited CPE Bachby Cheryl RyderBoston audiences may be interested to learn that distinguished British conductor Simon Carrington, founder and director of Yale’s Schola Cantorum, will be here in Boston to lead the small choral ensemble Canto Armonico in concert on Sunday, October 24th at 3 pm at First Lutheran Church. The program features two premières: a world première of Ne timeas, Maria for chorus and organ by Hungarian composer and Boston resident Bálint Karosi, director of ...Read More

Vive la liberté! Review of my Triple Concerto

Vive la liberté2015 05 01. 06:00 - playlisztCímkék: Musiciens Libres, Anima Musicae, Horváth Balázs, Környei Miklós, Razvaljajeva Anasztázia, Karosi Júlia, Elek MartinVárjatok egy kicsit… hol is kezdjem… Tudjátok, nehéz általánosan beszélni olyan hangversenyről, amely zenei stílusát tekintve más és más és teljesen más darabokból áll össze. Talán nem is szükséges; mondjuk azt, hogy április 28-án este három koncerten voltam a Zeneakadémián, amelyeken végig a Musiciens Libres és az Anima Musicae együttesek játszottak.Horváth Balázs és a ML (fotó: Zeneakadémia) A különböző hangversenyeket az azonos helyszín és előadói gárda mellett összekapcsolta a ...Read More