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Budapest Symphony Orchestra

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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
Erkel: King Stephen / Sarkany, Daroczy, Bazsinka, Czanyi, Budapest Symphony
Release Date: 02/25/2014   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8660345   Number of Discs: 2
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Bartók: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-3 / Jandó, Ligeti, Budapest
Release Date: 03/21/1995   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8550771   Number of Discs: 1
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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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Brahms: Hungarian Dances / Bogar, Budapest Symphony
Release Date: 06/30/1992   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8550110   Number of Discs: 1
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The Instruments Of The Orchestra / Jeremy Siepmann
Release Date: 12/03/2002   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8558040-46   Number of Discs: 7
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