Budapest Symphony Orchestra

Biography

In 1943, conductor Ernst von Dohnányi founded the Symphony Orchestra of the Hungarian Radio and Television. Today, that orchestra is known outside Hungary as the Budapest Symphony Orchestra, but its concerts are still broadcast in Hungary and elsewhere. It enjoys a reputation for its interpretations of the Hungarian symphonic literature, especially works by living composers. Many notable conductors have led the orchestra, in concert and on Read more recordings, including Otto Klemperer, Carlo Zecchi, István Kertész, Aldo Ceccato, Peter Eötvös, Claudio Abbado, Lamberto Gardelli, Antal Doráti, Georg Solti, Sir John Barbirolli, and Leopold Stokowski. Since its founding, the orchestra's music directors have been János Ferencsik (1945), Tibor Polgár (1945), Lázló Somogyi (1951), György Lehel (1956), András Ligeti (1989), and Tamás Vásáry (1993). Vásáry has recorded a Beethoven symphony cycle with the orchestra for Hungaroton. Read less
American Classics - Barati: Symphony No 1, Etc / Kovács, Etc
Release Date: 01/15/2002   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8559063   Number of Discs: 1
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Zador: Five Contrasts, Children's Symphony / Smolij, Budapest Symphony  Orchestra
Release Date: 05/29/2012   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8572548   Number of Discs: 1
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Zador: Divertimento, Oboe Concerto / Smolij, Budapest
Release Date: 02/26/2013   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8572549   Number of Discs: 1
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Bloch: Suite For Viola And Orchestra,  Baal Shem, Suite Hebraique / Hong-mei Xiao
Release Date: 06/25/2013   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8570829   Number of Discs: 1
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Zador: Dance Symphony; Variations on a Hungarian Folksong; Festival Overture
Release Date: 12/11/2015   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8573274   Number of Discs: 1
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