Budapest Festival Orchestra
Tue 23 Apr, 7.45pm
Tickets: £18, £25, £32, £36; under 16s and full-time students £10. Over 60s standby tickets available ONLY on the day of the performance at £3 off ticket price. Group discount available - contact the Box Office for more information.
DOHNÁNYI Symphonic Minutes
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto no. 1*
BRAHMS Symphony no. 4
* Please note change from previously published information
Imogen Cooper piano
conducted by Iván Fischer
One of the world’s great orchestras, the Budapest Festival Orchestra’s programme begins with their compatriot Dohnanyi’s Symphonic Minutes. This attractive piece, in five short movements, shows the composer’s mastery of the orchestra. Beethoven’s piano concerto illustrates the young composer and pianist out to show all he was capable of to his Viennese audience. Brahms’ Fourth Symphony is the fruit of a lifetime wrestling with the problem of how to write symphonies after Beethoven, and balance the dramatic and contemplative sides of his character. The four movements end with a huge passacaglia, thirty variations on a theme from a Bach cantata.
“The BFO is one of the great orchestras and the playing was exceptional.” The Guardian
This concert is available on subscription. Please contact the box office for more details.
""The Budapest Festival Orchestra...plays with staggering freshness and verve."" The Guardian
""[Ivan] Fischer's inventiveness extends and enriches the already magnificent range of colours available from this orchestra"" The Guardian