Prom 54 repeat: Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra perform Enescu, Bartok and Mahler
The Budapest Festival Orchestra, conducted by Ivan Fischer, and soprano Anna Lucia Richter perform works by Enescu, Bartok and Mahler.
Afternoon Concert with Penny Gore
Another chance to hear Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra at the BBC Proms.
Presented by Ian Skelly at the Albert Hall, London
Enescu: Suite No. 1 – Prélude à l’unisson
Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
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.
Mahler: Symphony No 4 in G major
Anna Lucia Richter, soprano
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Iván Fischer, conductor
Followed by a selection of recordings from this week's Proms Artists.
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.