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The very first concert

Parts of the very first concert of the Budapest Festival Orchestra given on 26 December, 1983, at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, with conductor Iván Fischer.

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Mahler: Symphony No.2.

Parts of the work performed by the Budapest Festival Orchestra and conductor Iván Fischer in 1992 in the Budapest Convention Centre, with Eva Mei (soprano), Doris Soffel (mezzo) and the Hungarian Radio Choir.

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The Budapest Festival Orchestra with the Parafónia Orchestra

At a bag of surprise concert held in 2007 in the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall the BFO performed together with the Parafónia Orchestra consisting of young intellectually disabled musicians.

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Johann Strauss: On the Blue Danube

The Budapest Festival Orchestra under the baton of Iván Fischer and the Botafogo Dance Ensemble perform the famous waltz of Johann Strauss at an open-air concert on Heroes' Square in Budapest on 1 July, 2007

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Concert with Giora Feidman

In an open air concert in down-town Budapest in 2008 clarinetist Giora Feidman, conductor Ivan Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra play Astor Piazzola's Libertango los pajaros.

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Budapest Maherfest 2007

Miah Persson (soprano) sings Ich wollt ein Sträusslein binden by Richard Strauss with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and conductor Iván Fischer in the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall of Budapest. The concert continues with the 1st movement of Mahler?s 4th Symphony.

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Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43 - 3rd movement

Dimitris Sgouros (piano) is soloist with the Budapest Festival Orchestra conducted by Ivan Fischer in May 2003, at the Italian Institute in Budapest.

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Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1. in D Minor, Op. 15. - 1st movement (extended excerpt)

The performance took place on July 21st, 2003, in London's Royal Albert Hall at the BBC Proms Festival. The BFO is conducted by Iván Fischer, the soloist is British pianist Stephen Hough.

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Mozart: Requiem, K.626 - excerpt

The piece was performed in an open-air concert in downtown Budapest on 16 June, 1998, in memory of the victims of Hungary's 1956 revolution. The BFO is conducted by Iván Fischer, the soloists are Noémi Kiss (soprano), Andrea Ulbrich (mezzo), Péter Kelen (tenor) and Stephen Roberts (bass).

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Mozart: Symphony in C Major No.41. ('Jupiter'), K.551 - 1st movement (excerpt)

The concert was held in 1995 in the Vigadó Concert Hall of Budapest. The conductor is Iván Fischer.

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The conductor {Marek Janowski} enabled the superbly proficient Budapest Festival Orchestra to fill the broad, romantic canvas with an abundance of colours. The conducting was characterised by a wonderful sense of structure, building to imposing heights.
Budapest, Muzsika, January 2001, Kristóf Csengery
 

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