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Cimbalom player Jenő Lisztes © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 55: Jamming with Brahms and Liszt in Café Budapest

By , 23 August 2018
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Anna Lucia Richter, Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 54: Enescu sparks interest, Bartók disappoints, Mahler shows the path to bliss

By , 22 August 2018
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Nicola Alaimo (Falstaff) © János Posztós, Müpa Budapest
Budapest

All good fun: a flesh-and-blood Falstaff at Müpa Budapest

By , 06 March 2018
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Christopher Maltman (Don Giovanni) and Kristinn Sigmundsson (The Commendatore) © Jane Hobson
Budapest

Don Giovanni stripped bare in Budapest

By , 24 September 2017
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Nicola Benedetti © Simon Fowler
Edinburgh

Nicola Benedetti and Budapest Festival Orchestra in a legendary partnership in Edinburgh

By , 10 August 2017
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Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra © Ian Douglas
London

Splendour falls on castle walls: authoritative Bartók from the Budapest Festival Orchestra

By , 23 May 2017
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Iván Fischer © Budapest Festival Orchestra
Zürich

A Mendelssohn-Mahler triumph for the Budapest Festival Orchestra in Zurich

By , 08 March 2017
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Pietari Inkinen © Nguye Phuong
Budapest

Pietari Inkinen’s finely-wrought Russian landscapes poke history’s ribs

By , 13 January 2017
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Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra © Budapest Festival Orchestra
Budapest

In memoriam Zoltán Kocsis: tribute by the Budapest Festival Orchestra tops a stunning concert

By , 02 December 2016
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Ning Feng © Felix Broede
Budapest

Paris Impressions: Fischer and Feng’s foray into French repertoire in Budapest

By , 23 September 2016
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Iván Fischer conducts the Budapest Festival Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 54: A near miss for the Budapest Festival Orchestra in Mozart's Requiem

By , 26 August 2016
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Hanna-Elisabeth Müller (Pamina) © Belinda Lawley
London

Leather and velvet: the Budapest Festival Orchestra's Magic Flute at the Royal Festival Hall

By , 10 May 2016
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Julian Rachlin © Julia Wesely
Budapest

Budapest Spring Festival opens with rapturous rendition of Bartók’s Viola Concerto

By , 08 April 2016
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Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra at La Scala © Filarmonica | G. Hanninen
Milan

Iván Fischer delivers message of hope with Mahler 3 at La Scala

By , 14 March 2016
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Nikolai Lugansky © Marco Borggreve, Naāva Ambroisie
Budapest

Musical fireworks by Nikolai Lugansky and the Budapest Festival Orchestra

By , 25 February 2016
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Marc-André Hamelin © Fran Kaufman
Montreal

Technical demands: Budapest Festival Orchestra and Marc-André Hamelin in Montréal

By , 16 February 2016
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Iván Fischer © Budapest Festival Orchestra
Vienna

Schiff, Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra delight and inspire at the Konzerthaus

By , 10 December 2015
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© Budapest Festival Orchestra
Milan

The Unbearable Lightness of Being the Budapest Festival Orchestra

By , 01 August 2015
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Miah Persson © Mina artistbilder
São Paulo

Transforming its sound: the Budapest Festival Orchestra in Brazil

By , 29 June 2015
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Budapest Festival Orchestra with Iván Fischer © Harrison Parrott
London

Hungarians leave the paprika at home: Budapest Festival Orchestra with Fischer and Pires

By , 20 May 2015
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Anna Lucia Richter © Jessy Lee | Nordic Artists Management
New York City

Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra bring Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn to Lincoln Center

By , 18 January 2015
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Iván Fischer conducts the Budapest Festival Orchestra © Chris Christodoulou / BBC Proms
London

Prom 53: Warm and seductive Brahms from Iván Fischer and the BFO

By , 26 August 2014
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Iván Fischer © Chris Christodoulou
London

Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra at the Proms: melodies from the Habsburg Empire

By , 25 August 2014
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Budapest Festival Orchestra with Iván Fischer © BFO
Amsterdam

A great Mahler 9 in a great Mahler city: Fischer and the BFO in Amsterdam

By , 09 December 2013
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Budapest Festival Orchestra, Le nozze di Figaro in the Mostly Mozart Festival 2013 with Iván Fische ©  Gordon Eszter
New York City

Iván Fischer's Mostly Mozart Figaro is fresh and fun

By , 11 August 2013
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Budapest Festival Orchestra
Birmingham

The Budapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer make a legendary pairing in Birmingham

By , 26 April 2013
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Budapest Festival Orchestra
Manchester

Budapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer play Beethoven and Brahms in Manchester

By , 24 April 2013
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Budapest Festival Orchestra
Edinburgh

Budapest Festival Orchestra in triumphant Bartók and Mahler

By , 26 August 2012
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©  Budapest Festival Orchestra
Vienna

Budapest Festival Orchestra offer a blast of fresh Bruckner

By , 09 March 2012
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©  Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 64: Late-Night Audience Choice: A Spontaneous Showcase with a Hungarian Flavour

By , 02 September 2011
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Budapest, Palace of Arts  ©  Zsuzsanna Peto
New York City

An enduring Don Giovanni

By , 06 August 2011
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Budapest Festival Orchestra
London

The Budapest Festival Orchestra - pastorally perfect

By , 16 January 2011
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András Schiff © Nadia F,=. Romanini
Munich

Die Allrounder – Das Budapest Festival Orchestra und András Schiff in München

By , 28 November 2018
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Christina Landshamer, Iván Fischer y la Orquesta del Festival de Budapest © Pedro Puente Hoyos | Festival Internacional de Santander
Santander

Fischer y Mahler: colofón en Santander

By , 25 August 2018
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Iván Fischer © Szilvia Csibi | Mupa
Bruges

Vers la vie éternelle : Iván Fischer élève l’essence de la musique à Bruges

By , 19 May 2018
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Elisabeth Kulman © Julia Wesely
Bruges

Bruges : le Budapest Festival Orchestra professe la vérité du verbe

By , 18 May 2018
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Christiane Karg © Gisela Schenker
Bruges

La vie ici-bas : Iván Fischer jette un pont entre le ciel et la terre

By , 17 May 2018
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Ivan Fischer © Budapest Festival Orchestra
Paris

L'entre-deux stylistique d'Ivan Fischer et du pianiste Emanuel Ax

By , 17 October 2017
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© Ian Douglas
Bruges

L’amour après la mort : un Mandarin merveilleux d'une beauté transcendante à Bruges

By , 20 May 2017
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© Ian Douglas
Bruges

Leçons de folklore : Iván Fischer et le Budapest Festival Orchestra offrent un florilège de la culture hongroise

By , 19 May 2017
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© Ian Douglas
Bruges

Quand la vérité surgit dans l’art : Iván Fischer dévoile Le Château de Barbe-Bleue de Bartók

By , 18 May 2017
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Ivan Fischer © Hiroyuki Ito
Paris

Iván Fischer et le Budapest Festival Orchestra à la Philharmonie

By , 10 March 2017
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Iván Fischer y la Orquesta del Festival de Budapest en el Festival Internacional de Santander © Javier Cotera
Santander

El Mahler preciosista de Iván Fischer deslumbra en el Festival de Santander

By , 22 August 2016
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Iván Fischer © Budapest Festival Orchestra
Bruges

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

By , 14 May 2016
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Budapest Festival Orchestra - Ivan Fischer © Zsuzsanna Peto
Budapest

Une enchanteresse Rusalka en terre magyare

By , 13 May 2014
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