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Prom 54: Ivan Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra perform Enescu, Bartok and Mahler

Live at the BBC Proms: the Budapest Festival Orchestra, conducted by Ivan Fischer, and soprano Anna Lucia Richter perform works by Enescu, Bartok and Mahler.

Live at BBC Proms: Budapest Festival Orchestra with Ivan Fischer and Anna Lucia Richter in Enescu, Bartok and Mahler

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Ian Skelly

Enescu: Suite No. 1 – Prélude à l’unisson

Bartok: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta

8.10pm
Interval: Proms Plus. An introduction to Mahler's 4th Symphony with musicologist Jeremy Barham and lecturer Laura Tunbridge. Presented by Martin Handley. Recorded earlier at the Imperial College Union.

8.30pm
Mahler: Symphony No 4 in G major

Anna Lucia Richter, soprano
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Iván Fischer, conductor

The intoxicating energy of their performances makes any appearance by Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra a highlight of the season. In the first of their two Proms together, they pair Mahler’s best-loved symphony – the vivacious Fourth, with its jingling sleighbells and child’s-eye vision of heaven – with two works exploring the unusual relationship between strings and percussion: Bartók’s dynamic Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta and Enescu’s Prélude à l’unisson, with its slow-build tension.

2 hours, 29 minutes

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Music Played

  • George Enescu

    Suite No 1 (Prelude a l'unisson)

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
  • Béla Bartók

    Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste

    Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No 4 in G major

    Singer: Anna Lucia Richter. Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Iván Fischer.
  • Zoltán Jeney

    Bird Tempting

    Choir: Gyõr Girls' Choir. Conductor: Miklos Szabo.
  • György Ligeti

    Étude No 10, 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice'

    Performer: Yuja Wang.
    • DG.

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