Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti joined the orchestra under Iván Fischer for the stormy lyricism of Brahms’s joyful Violin Concerto.
Powerful, poetic, effortlessly charismatic, Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti is one of today’s most admired and cherished performers. She joins the Budapest Festival Orchestra under Iván Fischer for the stormy lyricism of Brahms’s joyful Violin Concerto, brimming with spontaneity and gypsy abandon.
Fischer and his Budapest players have one of the most exciting musical partnerships in the world today – it was Fischer who founded the Budapest Festival Orchestra in 1983, and the Orchestra’s intense, characterful performances are matched by his own distinctively daring insights.
They complement their radical reimagining of Mozart’s darkly comic opera Don Giovanni this year, with two works full of joyful melody: Dvořák’s energising Eighth Symphony, and Schubert’s warm Die Zauberharfe Overture.
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Iván Fischer Conductor
Nicola Benedetti Violin
Schubert Overture to Die Zauberharfe
Brahms Violin Concerto
Dvořák Symphony No 8
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