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
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  • 1.
    Erkel: King Stephen / Sarkany, Daroczy, Bazsinka, Czanyi, Budapest Symphony
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8660345 Release Date: 02/25/2014   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Ferenc Erkel
    Performer:  Janos Gurban,  Zoltan Nyari,  Zsuzsanna Bazsinka,  Kázmér Sárkány  ... 
    Conductor:  Valéria Csányi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Symphony Orchestra,  King István Opera Choir
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    Bloch: Suite For Viola And Orchestra,  Baal Shem, Suite Hebraique / Hong-mei Xiao
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8570829 Release Date: 06/25/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ernest Bloch
    Performer:  Hong-Mei Xiao
    Conductor:  Mariusz Smolij
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Symphony Orchestra
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    Zador: Divertimento, Oboe Concerto / Smolij, Budapest
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8572549 Release Date: 02/26/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Eugene Zador
    Performer:  Laszlo Hadady
    Conductor:  Mariusz Smolij
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Symphony Orchestra
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    A Musical Journey -  Switzerland: A Musical Visit To The Canton Of Ticino
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 2110313 Release Date: 11/13/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Edvard Grieg,  Robert Schumann
    Performer:  Jénö Jandó
    Conductor:  András Ligeti
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Symphony Orchestra
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    Zador: Five Contrasts, Children's Symphony / Smolij, Budapest Symphony  Orchestra
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8572548 Release Date: 05/29/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Eugene Zador
    Conductor:  Mariusz Smolij
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Symphony Orchestra
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  • 6.
    Great Piano Concertos
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8501056 Release Date: 04/24/2012   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Johannes Brahms,  Franz Liszt  ... 
    Performer:  Jénö Jandó,  Stefan Vladar,  Idil Biret,  Eldar Nebolsin  ... 
    Conductor:  András Ligeti,  Mátyás Antal,  Barry Wordsworth,  Antoni Wit  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concentus Hungaricus,  Capella Istropolitana,  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Wagner - The Complete Epic (1983) / Tony Palmer,  Richard Burton, Vanessa Redgrave
    Label: Tony Palmer Films   Catalog: 157 Release Date: 10/11/2011   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Budapest Symphony Orchestra,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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    A Mendelssohn Portrait [40 CDs + CD-ROM]
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 94212 Release Date: 09/27/2011   Number of Discs: 40
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
    Performer:  Gil Sharon,  Bart Van Oort,  Emmy Verhey,  Derek Han  ... 
    Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch,  Lev Markiz,  Gil Sharon,  Arpád Joó  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra,  New Philharmonia Chorus,  Amsterdam Sinfonietta  ... 
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    A Liszt Portrait [30-CD Set]
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 94215 Release Date: 05/31/2011   Number of Discs: 30
    Composer:  Franz Liszt
    Performer:  Hans Jürgen Kaiser,  Klára Takács,  Veronika Kincses,  György Korondi  ... 
    Conductor:  János Ferencsik,  Hartmut Haenchen,  Arpád Joó,  Michel Plasson  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hungarian State Orchestra,  Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra,  Netherlands Philharmonic Chorus  ... 
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    Liszt: The Complete Piano Music / Leslie Howard
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 44501 Release Date: 02/08/2011   Number of Discs: 99
    Composer:  Franz Liszt,  Franz Xavier W. Mozart,  Alexander Borodin
    Performer:  Leslie Howard,  Geoffrey Parsons,  Paul Coletti,  Philip Moore  ... 
    Conductor:  Karl Anton Rickenbacher
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Symphony Orchestra
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    Rozsa: Three Hungarian Sketches, Cello Rhapsody, Hungarian Nocturne / Smolij, Kosower
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8572285 Release Date: 01/25/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Miklós Rózsa
    Performer:  Mark Kosower
    Conductor:  Mariusz Smolij
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Symphony Orchestra
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    Mendelssohn: Violin Concertos / Verhey, Sharon
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 93280 Release Date: 05/05/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn
    Performer:  Emmy Verhey,  Gil Sharon
    Conductor:  Arpád Joó,  Gil Sharon
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Symphony Orchestra,  Amati Chamber Orchestra
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    Karine Babajanyan - Puccini Arias
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 845389 Release Date: 03/03/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini
    Performer:  Karine Babajanyan
    Conductor:  Pier Giorgio Morandi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Symphony Orchestra
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  • 14.
    Adagio - The Ultimate Collection
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8570015-16 Release Date: 02/24/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Franz Schmidt,  Georg Philipp Telemann,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  ... 
    Performer:  Takako Nishizaki,  Niklas Eklund,  Hana Mullerova-jouzova,  Jirí Válek  ... 
    Conductor:  Kenneth Jean,  Michael Halász,  Nils-Erik Sparf,  Stephen Gunzenhauser  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra,  Budapest Symphony Orchestra,  Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble  ... 
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  • 15.
    Renata Scotto Live In Budapest
    Label: Video Artists International   Catalog: 4430 Release Date: 02/12/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giacomo Puccini,  Georges Bizet,  Alfredo Catalani,  Jules Massenet  ... 
    Performer:  Renata Scotto
    Conductor:  Ervin Lukács
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Symphony Orchestra
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    Liszt, Grieg: Piano Concertos, Etc; Grieg / Cziffra, Et Al
    Label: Urania   Catalog: 4254 Release Date: 10/30/2007   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Franz Liszt
    Performer:  György Cziffra
    Conductor:  György Lehel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Symphony Orchestra
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  • 17.
    Béla Bartók - A Portrait
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8558200 Release Date: 04/24/2007   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Béla Bartók
    Performer:  Jénö Jandó,  György Pauk,  Kálmán Berkes
    Conductor:  András Ligeti,  Alexander Rahbari,  Antoni Wit,  Marin Alsop
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Symphony Orchestra,  Belgian Radio And Television Philharmonic Orchestra,  Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Schumann: Piano Concerto, Etc / Jandó
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8557547 Release Date: 02/22/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Schumann
    Performer:  Jénö Jandó
    Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari,  Antoni Wit,  András Ligeti
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bratislava Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra,  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Budapest Symphony Orchestra
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  • 19.
    Klimt - Music Of His Time
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8558146 Release Date: 05/01/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Karol Szymanowski,  Richard Strauss,  Arnold Schoenberg,  Anton von Webern  ... 
    Performer:  Barbara Zagórzanka,  Peter Hill,  Ruxandra Donose,  Thomas Harper  ... 
    Conductor:  Karol Stryja,  Zdenek Kosler,  Takuo Yuasa,  Michael Halász  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish State Philharmonic Orchestra,  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra,  Ulster Orchestra  ... 
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  • 20.
    Chill With Rachmaninov
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8556782 Release Date: 01/20/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov
    Performer:  Bernd Glemser,  Michael Grebanier,  Janet Guggenheim,  Idil Biret  ... 
    Conductor:  Alexander Anissimov,  György Lehel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra,  National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland,  Budapest Symphony Orchestra
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  • 21.
    Cinema Classics 2003 / Various
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8556696 Release Date: 01/01/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov,  Erik Satie,  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Federico Mompou  ... 
    Performer:  Klára Körmendi,  Hae-won Chang,  Jordi Masó,  Ingrid Kertesi  ... 
    Conductor:  Anthony Bramall,  Robert Stankovsky,  László Kovács,  István Bogár  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Camerata Cassovia,  Camerata Budapest  ... 
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  • 22.
    Noemi Nadelmann Sings Operetta
    Label: Oehms   Catalog: 308 Release Date: 01/01/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Emmerich Kálmán,  Johann Strauss Jr.,  Franz Lehár,  Karl Millocker  ... 
    Performer:  Noëmi Nadelmann
    Conductor:  Jan Schultsz
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Symphony Orchestra
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  • 23.
    Margoshes: Orchestral Music / Budapest So
    Label: Albany Records   Catalog: 598 Release Date: 12/30/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Steve Margoshes
    Performer:  Steve Margoshes,  György Geiger
    Conductor:  László Kovács
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Symphony Orchestra
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  • 24.
    American Light - Margoshes: Violin Suite (From
    Label: Albany Records   Catalog: 592 Release Date: 09/30/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Steve Margoshes
    Performer:  Barnabás Kelemen
    Conductor:  László Kovács
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Symphony Orchestra
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  • 25.
    The Instruments Of The Orchestra / Jeremy Siepmann
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8558040-46 Release Date: 12/03/2002   Number of Discs: 7
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  Johannes Brahms,  Georg Philipp Telemann,  Sergei Prokofiev  ... 
    Performer:  Takako Nishizaki,  Idil Biret,  Tedi Papavrami,  Maria Kliegel  ... 
    Conductor:  Stephen Gunzenhauser,  Antoni Wit,  Richard Edlinger,  Takuo Yuasa  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana,  Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Ulster Orchestra  ... 
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