Our task is to form veritable talents who possess the necessary gifts to become masters, without attending to the ungifted mediocrity.

Liszt to Giovanni Sgambati
Budapest Festival Orchestra

13 October 2020, 19.45-22.00

Grand Hall

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Haydn: Symphony No. 18 in G major, Hob. I:18
Weber: Bassoon Concerto in F major, Op. 75
Mozart: La finta giardiniera, K. 196 – Overture
Haydn: Symphony No. 44 in E minor, Hob. I:44 ('Mourning')

Gordon Fantini (bassoon)
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Conductor: Gábor Takács-Nagy

Gábor Takács-Nagy, the BFO’s first guest conductor continues the orchestra’s Haydn-Mozart Plus with his usual skill and vigor. In addition to the overture of Mozart’s early opera, he conducts two symphonies by Haydn — one seldom played, the other very well-known and also linked to the composer’s death. Complementing these pieces of the two classics is a composition by the first significant representative of Romanticism, a major concerto in the history of the bassoon, performed by Gordon Fantini, one of the winners of the 2019 Sándor Végh competition. As one review put it, “His superior skills remind us that after Vivaldi, the bassoon is no longer a mere accompanying instrument”.

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Budapest Festival Orchestra


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