Live at BBC Proms: Ivan Fischer and Budapest Festival Orchestra in Brahms's First Symphony and guest cimbalon players join them for some Hungarian Dances.
Live at BBC Proms: Iván Fischer and Budapest Festival Orchestra in Brahms's First Symphony and guest cimbalon players join them for some Hungarian Dances.
Live from the Albert Hall, London.
Presented by Ian Skelly
Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1 in C sharp minor
Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G minor
Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 3 in B flat major
Pablo de Sarasate Zigeunerweisen
Solo encore: Paganini: Nel cor più non mi sento
Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 11 in C minor
Interval Proms Plus: An introduction to Gypsy, Roma and Traveller culture and heritage with writers Louise Doughty and Damian Le Bas. Presented by New Generation Thinker Sophie Coulombeau.
Brahms Symphony No 1 in C minor
Encore: Brahms arr Fischer: Hungarian Dance No. 4
József Lendvay Sr and József Lendvay Jr (violins), Jenő Lisztes (cimbalom),
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Iván Fischer (conductor)
Hungarian folk tunes run through the veins of Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra, while Gypsy rhythms set their pulses dancing.
This concert – a true celebration of Hungary’s national music – traces the development of folk songs and dance, from their colourful, rough-hewn originals into virtuosic concert-hall reimaginings by Liszt, Brahms and Sarasate.
In the second half comes Brahms’s dramatic First Symphony, whose darkness and drama eventually give way to an ending of transcendent musical triumph.