Budapest Festival Orchestra

Biography

Active: 1983 - ; Budapest, Hungary
In 1983, conductor Iván Fischer and pianist Zoltán Kocsis created this new orchestra that soon became internationally acclaimed. By 1992, the organization had become the permanent orchestra of Budapest. The Budapest Festival Orchestra has appeared at leading music festivals throughout the world (Salzburg, Lucerne, Paris, London, Bruxelles, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, etc.) and has performed at such renowned concert halls as the Viennese Read more Musikvereinsaal and Konzerthaus, Carnegie Hall in New York City, the Théatre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Its wide-ranging repetoire includes music from the Classical, early and late Romantic, Impressionist, and Modern periods, with vivid interpretations of modern Hungarian composers such as Béla Bartók, Zoltán Kodály, and György Kurtág. Guest artists regularly appearing with the B.F.O. include Georg Solti, Sándor Végh, Yehudi Menuhin, Gidon Kremer, András Schiff, Eliahu Inbal, Kurt Sanderling, Marek Janowski, Agnes Baltsa, Pinchas Steinberg, David Zinman, and many others. The orchestra has also participated in several opera projects, including Mozart's Cosě fan tutte in 1992 and Idomeneo in 1993, Turco in Italia and Orfeo ed Euridice in 1996. In 1995, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bartók's death, the orchestra created a cycle of three concerts of the composer's works that was performed in Budapest, New York, Paris, Cologne, Frankfurt, and Brussels. The B.F.O. also presents a chamber music concert series, a Baroque festival every summer, and concerts for children. The B.F.O. also maintains a post-graduate orchestral academy for young musicians. Read less
Brahms: Symphony No 2... / Fischer, Budapest Festival
Release Date: 01/13/2015   Label: Channel Classics  
Catalog: 33514   Number of Discs: 1
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  • 1.
    Brahms: Symphony No 2... / Fischer, Budapest Festival
    Label: Channel Classics   Catalog: 33514 Release Date: 01/13/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms
    Conductor:  Iván Fischer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Festival Orchestra
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    Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 / Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra
    Label: Channel Classics   Catalog: 33714 Release Date: 07/08/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anton Bruckner
    Conductor:  Iván Fischer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Festival Orchestra
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  • 3.
    Dvorak: Slavonic Dances / Ivan Fischer, Budapest Festival [Blu-ray Audio]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001993446 Release Date: 02/11/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
    Conductor:  Iván Fischer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Festival Orchestra
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    Mahler: Symphony No. 5 / Ivan Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra
    Label: Channel Classics   Catalog: 34213 Release Date: 12/10/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Conductor:  Iván Fischer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Festival Orchestra
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  • 5.
    Teldec - 50-CD Collection
    Label: Teldec   Catalog: 643851 Release Date: 11/19/2013   Number of Discs: 50
    Composer:  Béla Bartók,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Antonín Dvorák,  Franz Joseph Haydn  ... 
    Performer:  András Schiff,  Josef Protschka,  Barbara Bonney,  Edita Gruberova  ... 
    Conductor:  Iván Fischer,  Nikolaus Harnoncourt,  Carlo Rizzi,  Reinbert De Leeuw  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Festival Orchestra,  Chamber Orchestra of Europe,  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra  ... 
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  • 6.
    Bartok: Violin Concertos / Zehetmair, Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 9436 Release Date: 06/25/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Béla Bartók
    Performer:  Thomas Zehetmair
    Conductor:  Iván Fischer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Festival Orchestra
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  • 7.
    Wagner: Gotterdammerung; Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg; Siegfried-idyll
    Label: Channel Classics   Catalog: 32713 Release Date: 06/11/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Wagner
    Performer:  Petra Lang
    Conductor:  Iván Fischer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Festival Orchestra
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  • 8.
    Philips Original Jackets Collection  [55-CD Set]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001767702 Release Date: 12/04/2012   Number of Discs: 55
    Composer:  Max Bruch,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Johannes Brahms,  Gioachino Rossini  ... 
    Performer:  Salvatore Accardo,  Elisabeth Unger,  Claudio Arrau,  Thomas Zehetmair  ... 
    Conductor:  Kurt Masur,  Bernard Haitink,  Frans Brüggen,  Simon Rattle  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra,  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Beaux Arts Trio  ... 
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  • 9.
    Solti Conducts Bartok
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001746002 Release Date: 10/16/2012   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Béla Bartók,  Leó Weiner,  Zoltán Kodály
    Performer:  Alexandru Agache,  Tamás Daróczy,  Vladimir Ashkenazy,  Kyung-Wha Chung  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Orchestra Strings,  Hungarian Radio/TV Chorus  ... 
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  • 10.
    Mahler: Symphony No 1
    Label: Channel Classics   Catalog: 33112 Release Date: 09/12/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Conductor:  Iván Fischer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Festival Orchestra
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  • 11.
    Debussy Piano Edition [6-CD Set]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001675602 Release Date: 05/08/2012   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Claude Debussy
    Performer:  Jean-Yves Thibaudet,  Alfons Kontarsky,  Aloys Kontarsky,  Anne Shasby  ... 
    Conductor:  Iván Fischer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kontarsky Duo,  Budapest Festival Orchestra
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  • 12.
    Stravinsky: Rite Of Spring, Firebird Suite / Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra
    Label: Channel Classics   Catalog: 32112 Release Date: 02/14/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky
    Conductor:  Iván Fischer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Festival Orchestra
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  • 13.
    Bartok: Piano Concertos 1-3 / Schiff, Fischer
    Label: Apex   Catalog: 674378 Release Date: 08/30/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Béla Bartók
    Performer:  András Schiff
    Conductor:  Iván Fischer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Festival Orchestra
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    Bartok: Bluebeard's Castle / Fischer, Polgar, Komlosi, Budapest Festival Orchestra
    Label: Channel Classics   Catalog: 90311 Release Date: 08/09/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Béla Bartók
    Performer:  László Polgár,  Ildiko Komlósi
    Conductor:  Iván Fischer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Festival Orchestra
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  • 15.
    Liszt - The Collection [34-CD Limited Edition]
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001571102 Release Date: 06/28/2011   Number of Discs: 34
    Composer:  Franz Liszt,  Richard Strauss
    Performer:  Krystian Zimerman,  Shura Cherkassky,  Jorge Bolet,  John Ogdon  ... 
    Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa,  Herbert von Karajan,  Iván Fischer,  Giuseppe Sinopoli  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra,  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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    Schubert: Symphony No. 9, Five German Dances / Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra
    Label: Channel Classics   Catalog: 31111 Release Date: 06/14/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Conductor:  Iván Fischer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Festival Orchestra
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  • 17.
    The 20th Century Piano Concerto Vol 1 - Prokofiev, Falla, Gershwin, Bartok, Stravinsky, Ravel
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 462859 Release Date: 01/26/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev,  Manuel de Falla,  George Gershwin,  Béla Bartók  ... 
    Performer:  Byron Janis,  Clara Haskil,  Eugene List,  Stephen Kovacevich  ... 
    Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin,  Igor Markevitch,  Howard Hanson,  Sir Colin Davis  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra,  Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra,  Eastman-Rochester Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 18.
    Beethoven: Symphonies No 4 & 6 / Ivan Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra
    Label: Channel Classics   Catalog: 30710 Release Date: 11/09/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
    Conductor:  Iván Fischer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Festival Orchestra
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    Dvorak: Slavonic Dances Op 46 & 72 / Ivan Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra
    Label: Channel Classics   Catalog: 90210 Release Date: 09/14/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
    Conductor:  Iván Fischer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Festival Orchestra
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    Dvorak: Symphonies No 8 & 9 / Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra
    Label: Channel Classics   Catalog: 90110 Release Date: 06/08/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
    Conductor:  Iván Fischer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Festival Orchestra
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    Dvorak: Symphony No 7, Suite In A Major / Ivan Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra
    Label: Channel Classics   Catalog: 30010 Release Date: 06/08/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonín Dvorák
    Conductor:  Iván Fischer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Festival Orchestra
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  • 22.
    Brahms: Symphony No 1, Variations On A Theme By Haydn, Etc / Fischer, Et Al
    Label: Channel Classics   Catalog: 28309 Release Date: 10/13/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms
    Conductor:  Iván Fischer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Festival Orchestra
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  • 23.
    Super Artists On Super Audio Vol. 6
    Label: Channel Classics   Catalog: 5509 Release Date: 10/13/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jeanne-Louise Farrenc,  John Dowland,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Johann Christoph Bach  ... 
    Performer:  Emily Beynon,  Matthew Wadsworth,  Gary Cooper,  Rachel Podger  ... 
    Conductor:  Jos van Veldhoven,  Jurjen Hempel,  Kirill Petrenko,  Iván Fischer  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Bach Society,  Sinfonia Cracovia,  Meridian Arts Ensemble  ... 
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    Mozart: Piano Concertos K 413, 453, 459 / Kocsis, Budapest Festival
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 456577 Release Date: 06/19/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Zoltán Kocsis
    Conductor:  Zoltán Kocsis
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Festival Orchestra
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    Liszt: Faust Symphony / Blochwitz, Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 454460 Release Date: 05/22/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Liszt
    Performer:  Hans-Peter Blochwitz
    Conductor:  Iván Fischer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Festival Orchestra
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Biography

Active: 1983 - ; Budapest, Hungary
In 1983, conductor Iván Fischer and pianist Zoltán Kocsis created this new orchestra that soon became internationally acclaimed. By 1992, the organization had become the permanent orchestra of Budapest. The Budapest Festival Orchestra has appeared at leading music festivals throughout the world (Salzburg, Lucerne, Paris, London, Bruxelles, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, etc.) and has performed at such renowned concert halls as the Viennese Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Andante sostenuto
II. Allegro giocoso
1. Molto moderato
2. Andante
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No.1 in F minor, S.359 No.1 (Corresponds with piano version no. 14 in F minor) - Orch. Liszt/Doppler
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 in D minor, S.359 No.2 (Corresponds with piano version no. 2 in C sharp minor) - Orch. Doppler
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No.3 in D, S.359 No.3 (Corresponds with piano version no. 6 in D flat) - Orch. Liszt/Doppler
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No.4 in D minor, S.359 No.4 (Corresponds piano version no. 12 in C sharp minor) - Orch. Liszt
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No.5 in E minor, S.359 No.5 (Corresponds with piano version no. 5 in E minor) - Orch. Liszt
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No.6 in D, S.359 No.6 (Corresponds with piano version no. 9 in E flat) - Orch. Liszt
1. Allegretto, quasi andantino
2. Lebhaft, sehr rhythmisch
3. Andantino
4. Allegro molto
1. Introduzione (Andante non troppo - Allegro vivace
2. Giuoco della coppie (Allegretto scherzando)
3. Elegia (Andante, non troppo)
4. Intermezzo interrotto (Allegretto)
5. Finale (Pesante - Presto)
Ballade
Hungarian Peasant Dances
1. An Evening in the Village
2. Bear Melody
3. Melody
4. Slightly Tipsy
5. Swineherd's Dance
1. Stick Dance (from Mezöszabad)
2. Sash Dance (from Egres)
3. In One Spot (from Egres)
4. Horn Dance (from Bisztra)
5. Roumanian Polka (from Belényes)
6. Fast Dance (from Belényes)
7. Fast Dance (from Nyágra)
1. Allegretto
2. Moderato
3. Allegro vivace
Allegro: Introduction
Moderato: First Decoy Game
Second Decoy Game
Sostenuto: Third Decoy Game
Maestoso: The Mandarin Enters
Allegro: The Girl Sinks Down to Embrace Him
Sempre Vivo: The Tramps Leap Out
Adagio: Suddenly the Mandarin's Head Appears
Agitato: Again, the Frightened Tramps Discuss How To Eliminate the Mandarin
Molto Moderato: The Body of the Mandarin Begins to Glow With a Greenish Blue Light
Piů Mosso: The Mandarin Falls On the Floor
1. Moderato
2. Allegro molto
3. Allegro vivace
4. Molto tranquillo
5. Comodo
6. Finale (Allegro)
1. Allegramente
2. Adagio assai
3. Presto
1. Lento
2. Allegro
3. Tempo I
No.1 in C (Presto)
No.2 in E minor (Allegretto scherzando)
No.3 in A flat (Poco allegro)
No.4 in F (Tempo di minuetto)
No.5 in A (Allegro vivace)
No.6 in D (Allegretto scherzando)
No.7 in C minor (Allegro assai)
No.8 in G minor (Presto)
No.1 in B (Molto vivace)
No.2 in E minor (Allegretto grazioso)
No.3 in F (Allegro)
No.4 in D flat (Allegretto grazioso)
No.5 in B flat minor (Poco adagio)
No.6 in B flat (Moderato, quasi minuetto)
No.7 in C (Allegro vivace)
No.8 in A flat (Lento grazioso, ma non troppo, quasi tempo di valse)
1. Allegro ma non troppo - Quasi moderato
2. Adagio, ma non troppo
3. Finale (Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo)
Hungarian Dance No.1 in G Minor, WoO 1
Hungarian Dance No.2 in D minor - Orchestrated by Iván Fischer
Hungarian Dance No.3 in F - Orchestrated by Brahms
Hungarian Dance No.4 in F sharp minor - Orchestrated by Iván Fischer
Hungarian Dance No.5 in G minor - Orchestrated by Iván Fischer
Hungarian Dance No.6 in D flat - Orchestrated by Albert Parlow
Hungarian Dance No.7 in F Hungarian Dance No. 7 in A - Orchestrated by Iván Fischer
Hungarian Dance No.8 in A minor - Orchestrated by R. Schollum
Hungarian Dance No.9 in E minor - Orchestrated by R. Schollum
Hungarian Dance No.10 in F - Orchestrated by Brahms
Hungarian Dance No.11 in D minor - Orchestrated by Iván Fischer
Hungarian Dance No.12 in D minor - Orchestrated by Iván Fischer
Hungarian Dance No.13 in D - Orchestrated by Iván Fischer
Hungarian Dance No.14 in D minor - Orchestrated by Iván Fischer
Hungarian Dance No.15 in B flat - Orchestrated by Frigyes Hidas
Hungarian Dance No.16 in F minor - Orchestrated by Albert Parlow
Hungarian Dance No.17 in F sharp minor - Orchestrated by Frigyes Hidas
Hungarian Dance No.18 in D - Orchestrated by Frigyes Hidas
Hungarian Dance No.19 in B minor - Orchestrated by Antonín Dvorák
Hungarian Dance No.20 in E minor - Orchestrated by Antonín Dvorák
Hungarian Dance No.21 in E minor - Orchestrated by Antonín Dvorák
Prelude; the fairy tale begins
Viennese musical clock
Song
The battle and defeat of Napoleon
Intermezzo
Entrance of the emperor and his court
Ballade
Hungarian Peasant Dances
1. An Evening in the Village
2. Bear Melody
3. Melody
4. Slightly Tipsy
5. Swineherd's Dance
1. Stick Dance (from Mezöszabad)
2. Sash Dance (from Egres)
3. In One Spot (from Egres)
4. Horn Dance (from Bisztra)
5. Roumanian Polka (from Belényes)
6. Fast Dance (from Belényes)
7. Fast Dance (from Nyágra)
1. Allegretto
2. Moderato
3. Allegro vivace
Allegro: Introduction
Moderato: First Decoy Game
Second Decoy Game
Sostenuto: Third Decoy Game
Maestoso: The Mandarin Enters
Allegro: The Girl Sinks Down to Embrace Him
Sempre Vivo: The Tramps Leap Out
Adagio: Suddenly the Mandarin's Head Appears
Agitato: Again, the Frightened Tramps Discuss How To Eliminate the Mandarin
Molto Moderato: The Body of the Mandarin Begins to Glow With a Greenish Blue Light
Piů Mosso: The Mandarin Falls On the Floor
Hungarian Rhapsody No.1 in F minor, S.359 No.1 (Corresponds with piano version no. 14 in F minor) - Orch. Liszt/Doppler
Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 in D minor, S.359 No.2 (Corresponds with piano version no. 2 in C sharp minor) - Orch. Doppler
Hungarian Rhapsody No.3 in D, S.359 No.3 (Corresponds with piano version no. 6 in D flat) - Orch. Liszt/Doppler
Hungarian Rhapsody No.4 in D minor, S.359 No.4 (Corresponds piano version no. 12 in C sharp minor) - Orch. Liszt
Hungarian Rhapsody No.5 in E minor, S.359 No.5 (Corresponds with piano version no. 5 in E minor) - Orch. Liszt
Hungarian Rhapsody No.6 in D, S.359 No.6 (Corresponds with piano version no. 9 in E flat) - Orch. Liszt