...a country (Hungary) whose population, even today, is barely over ten million has produced so many musicians and so much outstanding music. I am grateful for having been born and trained there.

Sir Georg Solti
Budapest Festival Orchestra

9 April 2022, 19.45-22.00

Grand Hall

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Haydn, Mozart

Haydn: Symphony No. 59 in A major, Hob. I:59 (‘Fire’)
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

Could we ever tire of the warmth-exuding music of Haydn and Mozart, the energetic way in which Gábor Takács-Nagy conducts the orchestra, or the sound of Ilya Gringolts’s Stradivarius? Those who have already heard the Viennese Classicism specialist conduct, or just talk about, the music of the two Austrian masters will know that his series with the Festival Orchestra can only be described using words such as freshness, dynamism, sparkle, surprise and creativity. This concert is framed by a rather fiery Haydn symphony and another paying tribute to a deceased friend. Between the two, one of the most popular violin concertos, Mozart’s virtuoso piece, is performed with solo by Ilya Gringolts, a former student of Itzhak Perlman and first violinist of the Gringolts Quartet, who plays the instrument called the ‘Kiesewetter’.

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Budapest Festival Orchestra


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