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Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer - Béla Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra & Dance Suite (1990)

Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer - Béla Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra & Dance Suite (1990)
EAC FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 53:47 | 245 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hungaroton | Catalog: HCD 31167

A new recording of a work as often recorded as the Concerto for Orchestra should offer something unusual, as well, and this disc does. Kossuth, a 20-minute symphonic poem, was the 22-year-old composer's first major orchestral composition. The conception owes much to Richard Strauss and the style to Liszt, but there are plenty of hints of material that show up in his mature works. The Village Scenes is a particularly exciting choral-orchestral expansion of a work originally for voices and piano, and the Concerto of course, is enormously popular.
Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer - Mahler: Symphony No. 1 'Titan' (2012) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivàn Fischer - Mahler: Symphony No.1 'Titan' (2012)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 55:45 minutes | 1,29 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 55:45 minutes | 1 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Written when the composer was only in his late twenties, Mahler's first symphony is a study in optimism. 'In full sail' (his original title for the second movement) could be a motto for the whole work. In this vast symphony, we hear his love of nature and beauty, Mahler's childhood memories, fragments of distant military music, birdsong and even Yiddish folk tunes as they blend together into a paean to life and hope. The work's tribute to Beethoven is seen in its architecture, as it takes cues from his idol's famous ninth symphony. The fact that Mahler's first was debuted in the Hungarian capital Budapest gives Ivan Fischer and his Budapest Festival Orchestra a unique connection to its history.
Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fisher - Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (2017)

Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fisher - Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, m3u, scans | 320 MB
Label: Channel Classics – CCSSA38817 | Tracks: 06 | Time: 95:44 min
Classical

I love the whole symphony but from the second movement two favorite moments, two details, spring to mind. First, the recapitulation when the solo violin takes flight, like a buzzing bee around a flower, and then accidentally finds itself in a wonderful modulation to E major. The second is the ending. The flowers, that move and dance elegantly against the wind, suddenly expose their Tristan-like soul.
Hong-Mei Xiao, Budapest Symphony Orchestra & Janos Kovacs - English Works for Viola & Orchestra (2017)

Hong-Mei Xiao, Budapest Symphony Orchestra & Janos Kovacs - English Works for Viola & Orchestra
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 72:41 min | 314 MB
Label: Delos | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2017

The viola has long languished in the shadow of its smaller and more popular sibling, the violin. While it has been an essential ensemble and orchestral instrument, the viola has had relatively little music written for it in solo rolesin both the chamber and (especially) concerto genres. But owing largely to the influence of 20th-century English viola virtuoso Lionel Tertis, a number of prominent English composers have been inspired to write new music for this overlooked instrument.
Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer - Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer - Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 95:45 minutes | 4.47 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

I love the whole symphony but from the second movement two favorite moments, two details, spring to mind. First, the recapitulation when the solo violin takes flight, like a buzzing bee around a flower, and then accidentally finds itself in a wonderful modulation to E major. The second is the ending. The flowers, that move and dance elegantly against the wind, suddenly expose their Tristan-like soul. From the vast first movement I would choose the huge, yawning creature’s (Pan’s?) first appearance.
Budapest Symphony Orchestra & Alfred Walter - Spohr: Symphony No. 4 & Overtures (2016)

Budapest Symphony Orchestra & Alfred Walter - Spohr: Symphony No. 4 & Overtures
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 53:13 min | 209 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2016

Beethoven's friend Louis Spohr was one of the most significant symphonists of his day and his nine works in the genre divide fairly evenly into those which follow classical traditions and four which have titles. Symphony No. 4 in F major, Op. 86 is subtitled Die Weihe der Töne (The Consecration of Sound) and is a programmatic work, based on an eponymous poem by Carl Pfeiffer, that offers both a novel symphonic form and a powerful musical narrative. Spohr was also a hugely influential figure in the development of German opera, as the two overtures clearly demonstrate.
Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer - Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer - Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 95:45 minutes | 1.85 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

I love the whole symphony but from the second movement two favorite moments, two details, spring to mind. First, the recapitulation when the solo violin takes flight, like a buzzing bee around a flower, and then accidentally finds itself in a wonderful modulation to E major. The second is the ending. The flowers, that move and dance elegantly against the wind, suddenly expose their Tristan-like soul. From the vast first movement I would choose the huge, yawning creature’s (Pan’s?) first appearance. Conducting the Scherzo I am always carried away by the inserted episodes which interrupt the post horn – first by a group of baroque birds, then rococo ones flying up from the pages of a Mozart piano concerto. What an ingenious and unpredictable use of different styles! Finally, the endless melody of the last movement moves me every time with its intimate beauty and honesty. There is something divine in the wealth of this great masterpiece. Iván Fischer
Budapest Festival Orchestra / Ivan Fischer - Dvorak: Symphonies 8 & 9 (2010) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Budapest Festival Orchestra / Ivan Fischer - Dvorak: Symphonies 8 & 9 (2010)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Digital Booklet | 4.24GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC tracks 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.42GB + 5% Recovery

As orchestras and conductors have been demonstrating for more than a century, you don't have to be Bohemian to play Dvorák. All you need is profound musicality, a deep love of life, and an overwhelming urge to communicate. These are all qualities that Ivan Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra demonstrate in full in this 2000 Channel Classics recording of the composer's Eighth and Ninth symphonies. In these performances, one hears not only edge-of-the-chair excitement from the Hungarian musicians, one hears joy, happiness, and good old-fashioned fun. Listen to the rollicking horn trills in the Eighth's Finale, the thundering timpani in the Ninth's Scherzo; the interplay between winds, strings, and brass in the coda of the Eighth's Scherzo; the lush string tone in the Ninth's Largo; the headlong rush of the Eighth's opening Allegro con brio; or the awesome power of the Ninth's closing Allegro con fuoco.
Budapest Festival Orchestra - Budapest Live (200_) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & FLAC}

Budapest Festival Orchestra - Budapest Live
Ivan Fischer presents his BFO and friends in an festive concert from Budapest
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 3,35 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,00 GB | Artwork
Label/Cat#: Philips - (Promo) | Country/Year: Europe 200_ | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Orchestra, Romantic
Budapest Festival Orchestra - Wagner: Die Meistersinger (2013) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Budapest Festival Orchestra - Wagner: Die Meistersinger (2013)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Digital Booklet | 3.56GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.03GB + 5% Recovery

Performances of the music of Richard Wagner will for many be associated with Ivбn Fischer's elder brother Adam who has conducted complete Ring cycles at Bayreuth & in Budapest. Those, however, who follow the concert schedules of Ivбn Fischer & his phenomenally hard working Budapest Festival Orchestra will know that they have performed the Wagner programme featured on this SACD – or variations on it - to great acclaim in many of the major European cities over the past couple of years.