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

14 October 2020, 19.45-22.00

Grand Hall

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Streamed only

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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