Budapest Festival OrchestraFormed 1983
The Budapest Festival Orchestra (Hungarian: Budapesti Fesztiválzenekar) was formed in 1983 by Iván Fischer and Zoltán Kocsis, with musicians "drawn from the cream of Hungary's younger players", as The Times put it. Its aim was to make the orchestra's concerts into significant events in Hungary's musical life, and to give Budapest a new symphony orchestra of international standing.
- Encore! The Orchestra That Sings Brahmshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06jd6gh.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p06jd6gh.jpg2018-08-24T18:41:00.000ZMembers of the Budapest Festival Orchestra put down their instruments and sing the Hungarian Dance No. 4 by Johannes Brahms.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p06jd2lr
Encore! The Orchestra That Sings Brahms
- Take time to reflect with Rachmaninov's beautiful Vocalisehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p066rk17.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p066rk17.jpg2018-05-10T10:15:00.000ZHear the opening of Sergei Rachmaninov's Vocalise, performed by the Budapest Festival Orchestra under Ivan Fischer.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p066rjfw
Take time to reflect with Rachmaninov's beautiful Vocalise