Prom 55 repeat: Iván Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra perform Brahms, Liszt and Sarasate
Ivan Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra perform Brahms's First Symphony. Guest violin and cimbalom players join them for a selection of Hungarian dances and folk tunes.
Afternoon Concert with Penny Gore.
Another chance to hear Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra at the BBC Proms with guest violin and cimbalom players in a riot of Hungarian dances and folk tunes.
Presented by Ian Skelly at the Albert Hall, London.
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
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
József Lendvay Sr and József Lendvay Jr (violins),
Jenő Lisztes (cimbalom),
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Iván Fischer (conductor)
Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.
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.