Please allow me that, apart from my regrettable ignorance of the Hungarian language, I remain Magyar in my heart and soul from birth to the grave. As a consequence, I earnestly wish to further the progress of Hungarian music.

Liszt to Antal Augusz
Budapest Festival Orchestra

18 April 2020, 19.45-22.00

Grand Hall

Budapest Festival Orchestra


Haydn: Symphony No. 59 in A major, Hob. I:59 (ʻFeuerʼ)
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219
Haydn: Symphony No. 99 in E-flat major, Hob. I:99

Ilya Gringolts (violin)
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Conductor: Gábor Takács-Nagy

Can one ever be bored of the music of Haydn and Mozart flooded by warmth, the energetic conducting of Gábor Takács-Nagy or the sound of Ilya Gringolts’ Stradivari? Impossible. Haydn’s ‘Fire’ Symphony virtually ignites in order to give way to the violin played frequently as prima donna in the Mozart violin concerto. After the intermission, Budapest Festival Orchestra are beefed up with timpani and a hey wind section, this being necessary to perform Haydn’s Symphony No. 99.



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Budapest Festival Orchestra


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