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Festival: Budapest Festival Bruges


May 16th - 19th, 2018

In 2013 the Budapest Festival Orchestra celebrated its thirtieth birthday. Founders Iván Fischer and Zoltán Kocsis wanted their orchestra to breathe fresh life into Hungarian music and give the city of Budapest an orchestra of international renown. And they succeeded! It is still difficult to find a better performance of Béla Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra than that of the Budapest Festival Orchestra. But Fischer’s orchestra not only dazzles in the Hungarian repertoire, the commitment and bold playing of its musicians also yields rewards in the music of Brahms, Mahler and other symphonic greats. Their recording of Mahler’s Symphony no. 2 even won them a Gramophone Award, which is more or less the Oscar of classical music. Attending a concert by the BFO is much like seeing and hearing the re- creation of music. Fischer always provides that little something extra that lifts an exceptional orchestra above a merely good one. In this edition of the Budapest Festival, devoted exclusively to the music of Mozart, he also directs The Magic Flute. Imagination, control, commitment, cutting- edge music making: in short, a must for every music lover!

For full information please visit the Budapest Festival website.

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Un homme, une année, des affects multiples : Mozart à travers les yeux et les mains d’Iván Fischer

Iván Fischer © Budapest Festival Orchestra
Après leurs nombreux passages à Bruges, il n’est plus nécessaire de convaincre les habitués du Concertgebouw Brugge que le Budapest Festival Orchestra et son chef titulaire se sont ces dix dernières années frayé un chemin vers l’excellence internationale. En témoigne encore une fois cette interprétation du Requiem de Mozart.
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