Expect many surprises in Dohnányi's variations, gypsy sounds in the Liszt Rhapsody and a full-blooded Brahms symphony. But don't wait too long; this audio stream will be online for a limited time only.
The Budapest Festival Orchestra, led by its founder, Iván Fischer, combines hot and spicy musicality with sharp dynamics, impeccable technique and a cosmopolitan aural culture. Fireworks also await you in the piano playing of Dénes Várjon, also from Hungary.
This program combines three of the greatest Hungarian composers with a German who loved that country's music like none other: Johannes Brahms.
And at the end, the musicians put down their instruments, regroup and deliver a serenade by Brahms - singing! The audience goes wild.
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1 S 244/1 (version for cymbalom and orchestra)
Ernö von Dohnányi:
Variations on a Children's Song for piano and orchestra, op. 25
Three Folk Songs for piano (encore)
Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, op. 98
Abend-Ständchen (Evening Serenade; encore)
with Dénes Várjon, piano
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Iván Fischer, conductor
Recorded by DW in the Beethoven Hall, Bonn on September 19,2015.