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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  • 1.
    The Sea In Music
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8578269 Release Date: 02/25/2014   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Arnold Bax,  Frank Bridge,  Claude Debussy,  Sir Edward Elgar  ... 
    Performer:  Sarah Connolly,  István Kassai,  François-Joël Thiollier
    Conductor:  David Lloyd-Jones,  James Judd,  Jun Märkl,  Simon Wright  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra,  New Zealand Symphony Orchestra,  Lyon National Orchestra  ... 
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    Great Baroque Masterpieces
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8501061 Release Date: 04/24/2012   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  George Frideric Handel,  Antonio Vivaldi,  Georg Philipp Telemann  ... 
    Performer:  Nadja Schubert,  Daniel Rothert,  Corinne Chapelle,  Karl Kaiser  ... 
    Conductor:  Helmut Müller-Brühl,  Kevin Mallon,  Bradley Creswick,  Jozef Kopelman  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Chamber Orchestra,  Aradia Ensemble,  Northern Sinfonia  ... 
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  • 3.
    Kreisler: Liebesfreud, Liebesleid
    Label: Capriccio Records   Catalog: 5120 Release Date: 02/28/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Fritz Kreisler
    Performer:  Béla Bánfalvi
    Conductor:  Karoly Botvai
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Strings
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    Fasch: Overtures & Concerti / Linde, Friedrich, De Rudder, Parkanyi, Lencses, Cappella Coloniensis
    Label: Capriccio Records   Catalog: 5073 Release Date: 06/28/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Friedrich Fasch
    Performer:  Zoltán Varga,  Reinhold Friedrich,  Alain de Rudder,  Lehel Ronai  ... 
    Conductor:  Hans-Martin Linde
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Coloniensis,  Budapest Strings
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    Salieri: La Veneziana / Botvay, Budapest Strings
    Label: Capriccio Records   Catalog: 5087 Release Date: 06/28/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Salieri
    Performer:  Béla Bánfalvi,  Lajos Lencsés,  János Bálint
    Conductor:  Károly Botvay
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Strings
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  • 6.
    Adagio - The Ultimate Collection Vol 2
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8578062-63 Release Date: 03/30/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Benjamin Godard,  Carl Stamitz,  Pierre Rode,  Johann Sebastian Bach  ... 
    Performer:  Chloë Hanslip,  Kálmán Berkes,  Friedemann Eichhorn,  Hae-won Chang  ... 
    Conductor:  Kirk Trevor,  Nicolás Pasquet,  Bohdan Warchal,  Barry Wordsworth  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kosice Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra,  Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia,  Southwest German Radio Orchestra Kaiserslautern  ... 
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    Vaughan Williams: Oboe Concerto, Ten Blake Songs / Lajos Lencses
    Label: Capriccio Records   Catalog: 5035 Release Date: 09/29/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ralph Vaughan Williams
    Performer:  Andreas Weller,  Lajos Lencsés
    Conductor:  Béla Bánfalvi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Strings
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    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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    J. C. Bach: Sinfonie Concertanti / Budapest Strings
    Label: Capriccio Records   Catalog: 7005 Release Date: 02/24/2009   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Johann Christian Bach
    Performer:  Lajos Lencsés,  Györgyi Papp,  János Bálint,  Béla Bánfalvi  ... 
    Conductor:  Károly Botvay
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Strings
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  • 10.
    Grandval: Works For Oboe / Lencses, Boreyko, Et Al
    Label: Hänssler Classic   Catalog: 98295 Release Date: 09/04/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Clémence de Grandval
    Performer:  Francois Killian,  Lajos Lencsés,  Ulrike Sonntag,  Libor Síma  ... 
    Conductor:  Andrey Boreyko
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Strings,  Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
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    Classical Oboe / Lajos Lencses, Budapest Strings, Et Al
    Label: Hänssler Classic   Catalog: 98277 Release Date: 02/13/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Baptist Vanhal,  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Lajos Lencsés
    Conductor:  Lajos Lencsés
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Strings,  Auer String Quartet,  Franz Liszt Academy Chamber Orchestra
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  • 12.
    Rhapsodie Hongroise - Ballade Roumaine / Budapest Strings
    Label: Capriccio Records   Catalog: 67185 Release Date: 01/01/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ciprian Porumbescu,  Peter Wolf,  Vittorio Monti,  Albert Franz Doppler  ... 
    Performer:  Istvan-Zsolt Nagy
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Strings
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  • 13.
    Enfants Classiques - Le Meilleur De Haendel
    Label: Children's Group   Catalog: 84397 Release Date: 10/18/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Simon Lindley,  Balázs Szokolay,  Niklas Eklund,  Susanne Rydén  ... 
    Conductor:  Josef Kopelman,  Bradley Creswick,  Charles Medlam,  Richard Edlinger  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana,  Scholars Baroque Ensemble,  Northern Sinfonia  ... 
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    Nińos Clásicos - Lo Mejor De Handel
    Label: Children's Group   Catalog: 84403 Release Date: 10/18/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Simon Lindley,  Balázs Szokolay,  Niklas Eklund,  Susanne Rydén  ... 
    Conductor:  Josef Kopelman,  Bradley Creswick,  Charles Medlam,  Richard Edlinger  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana,  Scholars Baroque Ensemble,  Northern Sinfonia  ... 
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    Albinoni: Concerti Op 5, 7, 9
    Label: Capriccio Records   Catalog: 67126 Release Date: 01/01/2005   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Tomaso Albinoni
    Performer:  Béla Bánfalvi,  Miklňs Barta,  Lajos Lencsés
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Strings
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    Handel: Organ Concertos, Op. 4 Nos. 1- 4, 6 / Banfalvi, Achim, Budapest Strings
    Label: Capriccio Records   Catalog: 71076 Release Date: 01/01/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Erzsebet Achim
    Conductor:  Béla Bánfalvi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Strings
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  • 17.
    Classical Kids - The Best Of Handel
    Label: Children's Group   Catalog: 84382 Release Date: 10/19/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Simon Lindley,  Susanne Rydén,  Niklas Eklund,  Zsolt Harsányi  ... 
    Conductor:  Josef Kopelman,  Bradley Creswick,  Charles Medlam,  Richard Edlinger  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana,  Scholars Baroque Ensemble,  Northern Sinfonia  ... 
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  • 18.
    Classic Emotions - Ecstasy Vol 2
    Label: Laserlight   Catalog: 14509 Release Date: 01/01/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  Johann Strauss Jr.,  Léo Delibes,  Antonín Dvorák  ... 
    Performer:  Jénö Jandó,  Halina Czerny-Stefanska,  Sebastian Weigle
    Conductor:  Norbert Neukamp,  Heinz Fricke,  Adám Fischer,  Vassil Kazandjiev  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Strings,  Vienna Strauss Orchestra,  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 19.
    Listen, Learn & Grow - Playtime - Arts & Crafts
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8555813 Release Date: 08/20/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten,  Dmitri Shostakovich,  Gabriel Fauré,  Johann Sebastian Bach  ... 
    Performer:  Alexander Jablokov
    Conductor:  Ondrej Lenárd,  Theodore Kuchar,  John Georgiadis,  Richard Hayman  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Ukrainian National Symphony Orchestra,  RTE Sinfonietta  ... 
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  • 20.
    Music For Strings - Britten, Holst, Etc / Budapest Strings
    Label: Capriccio Records   Catalog: 10584 Release Date: 01/29/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Frank Bridge,  Benjamin Britten,  Gustav Holst,  Sir William Walton
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Strings
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    All'ungharese - Lajos Lencses
    Label: Capriccio Records   Catalog: 10894 Release Date: 11/13/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Frigyes Hidas,  Jenöe Takács,  György Ránki,  Zoltán Kodály  ... 
    Performer:  Lajos Lencsés
    Conductor:  Alan Gilbert
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  South West German Radio Orchestra Baden-Baden,  Budapest Strings
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  • 22.
    Listen, Learn And Grow - Playtime
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8560050 Release Date: 06/19/2001   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Georg Philipp Telemann,  Gioachino Rossini,  Johann Strauss Jr.,  Adolphe Adam  ... 
    Performer:  Bedrich Tylsar,  Zdenek Tylsar,  Balázs Szokolay,  Péter Nagy  ... 
    Conductor:  Richard Edlinger,  Michael Halász,  Michael Dittrich,  Ondrej Lenárd  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana,  Zagreb Festival Orchestra,  Bratislava Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 23.
    Barber: Capricorn Concerto;  Foote, Etc / Budapest Strings
    Label: Capriccio Records   Catalog: 0505 Release Date: 05/07/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Samuel Barber,  Aaron Copland,  Arthur Foote,  Charles Ives
    Performer:  János Bálint,  Reinhold Friedrich,  Lajos Lencsés
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Strings
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  • 24.
    Glory - Bach: Famous Arias
    Label: Capriccio Records   Catalog: 10882 Release Date: 01/09/2001   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Edita Gruberova,  Christoph Prégardien,  Jochen Kowalski,  Monica Frimmer  ... 
    Conductor:  Helmut Winschermann,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Kenneth Sillito,  Ralf Otto  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Boys' Choir,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Il Concertino Köln  ... 
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  • 25.
    The Four Seasons And Other Famous Vivaldi Concertos
    Label: Laserlight   Catalog: 24468 Release Date: 12/06/2000   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Béla Bánfalvi
    Conductor:  Pavel Urbanek,  Károly Botvay
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Festival Strings,  Budapest Strings
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