Budapest Strings

Biography

The Budapest Strings began its existence when a group of advanced students at the Franz Liszt Music Academy in Budapest formed a string septet. This then grew into a 16-member string orchestra that specialized in Hungarian repertoire. The Budapest Strings was awarded first prize at the International Chamber Orchestra Competition in Belgrade in 1982. Under sponsorship from the New York Soros Foundation, the group began touring extensively and Read more building its international reputation. It performs in its own concert series at the Liszt Music Academy in Budapest, and in its own summer festival in Fertod at Haydn's former home, the Castle Eszterházy. The ensemble has performed with many soloists, such as Peter Frankl, Stefan Vladar, Irena Grafenauer, Frederic Chiu, and Mate Bereva. The Budapest Strings has recorded for Hungaroton, Laserlight, Nuova Era, Delta Music, Naxos, and Capriccio. The ensemble is led by concertmaster Bela Banfalvi. Read less

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Biography

The Budapest Strings began its existence when a group of advanced students at the Franz Liszt Music Academy in Budapest formed a string septet. This then grew into a 16-member string orchestra that specialized in Hungarian repertoire. The Budapest Strings was awarded first prize at the International Chamber Orchestra Competition in Belgrade in 1982. Under sponsorship from the New York Soros Foundation, the group began touring extensively and Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Allegro e presto
II. Largo
III. Presto
I. Allegro
II. Adagio (Grave)
III. Allegro
Chanson Louis XIII
Pavane
Praeludium
Allegro
I. Allegro moderato
II. Adagio
III. Finale
II. Allegro moderato
III. Siciliano: Adagio
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Minuet - Trio
IV. Presto
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro
Act III: Sinfonia, "Arrival of the Queen of Sheba"
Act III: Sinfonia, "Arrival of the Queen of Sheba"
I. Allegro molto
II. Andante (molto)
III. Allegro
I. Allegro non molto
II. Larghetto
III. Allegro
I. A tempo giusto
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
V. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro
I. (Allegro e) Presto
II. Largo
III. Presto
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro (molto vivace)
I. Allegro
II. Adagio (Grave)
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro


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