Budapest Festival Orchestra

19 January 2024, 19.45-22.00

Grand Hall

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Mozart: Symphony No. 16 in C major, K. 128
Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major, Hob. VIIb:2
Haydn: Symphony No. 20 in C major, Hob. I:20
Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D major, K. 385 (‘Haffner’)

Kian Soltani (cello)
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Conductor: Gérard Korsten

Austrian music from an Austrian conductor and soloist: like shoes from the shoe shop. The oeuvre of Haydn and Mozart is inexhaustible, so new symphonies and concertos will be added to the BFO series. This time the orchestra is conducted by Gérard Korsten, who, according to the Telegraph’s journalist, spins and strikes like a fencer on the podium, and the orchestra perfectly takes up his speed. The concert opens with the sixteen-year-old Mozart’s symphony, followed by a cello concerto, a rare genre for the time. The soloist in Haydn’s piece is Kian Soltani, who has Persian ancestry and is described by a Washington Post reviewer as “the orchestra follows him like a court of lights following a candle flame”. After the interval, a bright and mischievous work by the father of the symphony, followed by Mozart’s symphony transformed from a serenade.


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