Iván Fischer Continues Brahms Symphony Cycle, Kicks Off US Tour in New York
"There's something inspiring about a Hungarian orchestra playing Brahms..."
- The Buffalo News
Available January 13, Iván Fischer leads the Budapest Festival Orchestra in a powerful reading of Brahms's Symphony No.2. Composed in the summer of 1877, its cheery and almost pastoral mood often invites comparisons with Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony. This SACD also includes The Tragic Overture, offering a somber contrast to the sunny mood of the symphony, and the Academic Festival Overture which concludes the program on a positive and uplifting note.
Fischer's previous recording for Channel Classics, Symphony No.1, was met with critical acclaim. The Guardian called it "mind-blowing," Classics Today raved they "hit the ball out of the park" and International Record Review praised its " stunning excellence and originality."
Catch them stateside when their U.S. tour kicks off January 18th at Lincoln Center in New York.
Jan 18 New York, NY - Lincoln Center
Jan 20 West Palm Beach, FL - Kravis Center
Jan 21 New York, NY - Lincoln Center
Jan 23 North Bethesda, MD - Strathmore
Jan 25 San Francisco, CA - Davies Hall
Jan 26 San Francisco, CA - Davies Hall