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Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer - Béla Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra & Dance Suite (1990)

Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer - Béla Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra & Dance Suite (1990)
EAC FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 53:47 | 245 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hungaroton | Catalog: HCD 31167

A new recording of a work as often recorded as the Concerto for Orchestra should offer something unusual, as well, and this disc does. Kossuth, a 20-minute symphonic poem, was the 22-year-old composer's first major orchestral composition. The conception owes much to Richard Strauss and the style to Liszt, but there are plenty of hints of material that show up in his mature works. The Village Scenes is a particularly exciting choral-orchestral expansion of a work originally for voices and piano, and the Concerto of course, is enormously popular.

Insight Guides Explore Budapest (Insight Explore Guides)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Feb. 9, 2018
Insight Guides Explore Budapest (Insight Explore Guides)

Insight Guides Explore Budapest (Insight Explore Guides) by Insight Guides
English | December 19th, 2017 | ASIN: B07894HLR4, ISBN: 0989735656 | 161 pages | EPUB | 16.97 MB

Perfect for a weekend break in any season, Budapest is a destination that offers an abundance of attractions, cultural, historical and natural, whether it's snowing or the sun is shining. Insight Guide Explore Budapest is the ideal pocket companion for your trip: a full-colour guide containing 12 easy-to-follow routes around the city, from the vast views of the Buda Hills to the grandeur of the Palace District.

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)  Video

Posted by rwdfox at Jan. 28, 2018
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
BRRip 720p | 1h 39mn | 1280x694 | MP4 AVC@1500Kbps 23.98fps | AAC@224Kbps 6CH 48KHz | 1.21 GiB
BRRip 1080p | 1h 39mn | 1920x1040 | MP4 AVC@2500Kbps 23.98fps | AAC@224Kbps 6CH 48KHz | 1.90 GiB
BDRip 1080p | 1h 39mn | 1920x1040 | MKV AVC@9460Kbps 23.98fps | DTS@1509Kbps 6CH 48KHz | 7.66 GiB
Language: English | Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama | Subtitles: English (BDRip)

GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.

Visit Hungary - How to get around in Budapest  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by naag at Nov. 16, 2017
Visit Hungary - How to get around in Budapest

Visit Hungary - How to get around in Budapest
MP4 | Video: AVC 1280x720 | Audio: AAC 44KHz 2ch | Duration: 41M | Lec: 18 | 112 MB
Genre: eLearning | Language: English

General travel information about Budapest that you might not even think of looking for!
Thomas Zehetmair, Budapest FO, Ivan Fischer - Bela Bartok: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1995)

Béla Bartók: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 (1995)
Thomas Zehetmair, violin; Budapest Festival Orchestra; Iván Fischer, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 245 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Scans ~ 64 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Berlin Classics/Edel | # 0115292 | Time: 00:56:58

Neither too nationalist nor too internationalist, this 1995 recording of Béla Bartók's two violin concertos featuring Thomas Zehetmair with Ivan Fischer leading the Budapest Festival Orchestra is just right. Austrian-born Zehetmair has a fabulous technique, a warm but focused tone, and lively sense of rhythm, all of which make him an ideal Bartók player. His interpretations are less about showing off then about digging in, and his performances are more about the music than they are about the musician. Hungarian conductor Fischer and his Hungarian orchestra are not only up for the music in a technical sense, they are also down with the music in an emotional sense, and their accompaniments ground Zehetmair's coolly flamboyant performances. Captured in white-hot sound that is almost too vivid for its own good, these performances deserve to stand among the finest ever recorded.
Andras Schiff, Budapest FO, Heinz Holliger - Sandor Veress: Hommage a Paul Klee; Concerto; 6 Csardas (1998) [Repost, New Rip]

Sándor Veress: Hommage à Paul Klee;
Concerto for Piano, Strings & Percussion; 6 Csárdás (1998)
András Schiff, piano; Dénas Várjon, piano; Gábor Takács-Nagy, violin
Budapest Festival Orchestra; Heinz Holliger, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 267 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb | Scans ~ 132 Mb
Classical | Label: Teldec Classics | # 0630-19992-2 | Time: 01:03:22

A countryman of Bela Bartók and a sometime teacher to both György Ligeti and György Kurtág, Sándor Veress emigrated to Switzerland from what was then part of Hungary in 1949. Settling in Bern, he collected various prizes and teaching posts while working in relative obscurity on who knows how many pieces–most of which have been unavailable. This collection is made up of a pithy trio of compositions dated 1938 (Six Csárdás), 1951 (Hommage à Paul Klee), and 1952 (Concerto for Piano, Strings, and Percussion), and they show what a deftly melodic force Veress was. He's thrilled by blustery string wafts, especially in the concerto, where the percussion adds drama and immediacy. But he also favors sweetly chipper string formations, which surprise the ear during the homage to Klee, especially given the dissonances fostered early on by the twin pianos. The closing piano miniatures of Six Csárdás are counterpoint-rich gems, played with sharp precision by András Schiff.

Budapest Tales (1977) Budapesti mesék  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Oct. 18, 2017
Budapest Tales (1977) Budapesti mesék

Budapest Tales (1977)
DVDRip | MKV | 704x576 | x264 @ 2809 Kbps | 84 min | 1,76 Gb
Audio: Hungarian AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs (embedded): English, Czech
Genre: Drama

Hungarian director Istvan Szabó's 1976 feature Budapest Tales (AKA Budapesti mesék) unfolds in a purely allegorical, dreamlike realm, rich with indigenous symbolism. Following some great catastrophic onslaught - its exact nature unknown - a number of individuals emerge from hiding and discover a dilapidated old trolley car awash on a river bank….
Zoltan Kocsis, Budapest FO, Ivan Fischer - Franz Liszt: Piano Concertos; Erno von Dohnanyi: Variations on a Nursery Song (1989)

Franz Liszt: Piano Concertos; Ernö von Dohnányi: Variations on a Nursery Song (1989)
Zoltán Kocsis, piano; Budapest Festival Orchestra; Iván Fischer, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 251 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | # 422 380-2 | Time: 01:00:36

So what if Liszt spent most of his life in France and Germany and never learned to speak Hungarian? The music of the Magyars' fiery favorite son played by a hot-blooded local boy is an irresistible combination. Even the delightful Dohnanyi filler (variations on ''Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star'') doesn't really douse the flames. Put it in the CD player and let 'er rip! Just be sure to remove all flammable vestments first. (Entertainment Weekly)

Budapest Marco Polo Guide  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at Sept. 21, 2017
Budapest Marco Polo Guide

Rita Stiens, "Budapest Marco Polo Guide (Marco Polo Guides)"
ISBN: 3829706545 | 2012 | EPUB | 140 pages | 34 MB
Budapest FO, Ivan Fischer - Zoltan Kodaly: Hary Janos Suite; Dances of Galanta & Marosszek; Children's Choruses (1999)

Zoltán Kodály: Háry János Suite; Dances of Galánta & Marosszék; Children's Choruses (1999)
Children's Choir Magnificat, Budapest; Children's Choir Miraculum, Kecskemét
Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 309 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | # 462 824-2 | Time: 01:06:13

Coupling the Hary Janos Suite with Kodaly ’ s two highly contrasted sets of Hungarian dances, urban and rural, is a time - honoured gambit, but Fischer has had the birght idea of adding some of the composer ’ s children ’ s choruses, and instrumental movements from the seldom - heard Hary Janos Singspiel that was the ultimate source for the perennially popular suite, in order to give a broader picture of Kodaly, both as musician and musical humorist. On the whole it works well: the Singspiel extracts are very slight, but the choruses are highly characteristic – and flawlessly sung by superbly disciplined childrens ’ choirs trained, inevitably, in the ‘ Kodaly Method ’. Nevertheless the three principal orchestral works remain the point for buying the disc, and these are very vivid, exciting interpretations. Fischer comes up against stiff competition in Antal Dorati ’ s classic 1973 recording of Hary and the dance - suites with the Philharmonia Hungarica. Dorati is ‘ straighter ’ in his readings of the pieces than Fischer, and the playing packs a tremendous punch: he also adds the Peacock Variations as coupling, and thus probably still remains the first choice.