Budapest Festival

Pieter Wispelwey, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer - Dvorak: Cello Concerto, Symphonic Variations (2007)

Pieter Wispelwey, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer - Dvorak: Cello Concerto, Symphonic Variations (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:01 | 252 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Channel Classics | Catalog: 25807

This fine recording of Dvorák's Cello Concerto by Dutch cellist Pieter Wispelwey with Hungarian conductor Iván Fischer leading the Budapest Festival Orchestra is as generous, honest, and compelling as the music itself. Wispelwey has a rich, ringing tone that can ride over orchestral tutti fortes yet still sound fully present in intimate pianissimos. He also has an elegant technique that can accomplish anything the work asks without calling undue attention to itself. These qualities allow him to lean into the work's powerful drama and aching lyricism without dividing his attention. The commanding Fischer leads the rich-toned Budapest Festival Orchestra in an accompaniment as musically interesting and dramatically significant as the solo part.
Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer - Mahler: Symphony No.6 (2005) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer - Mahler: Symphony No.6 (2005)
FLAC tracks 24bit/192kHz | Front Cover | 2.27GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Channel Classics

Fischer’s performance of the Sixth is quite similar to Abbado’s recent live recording for DG. Textures are generally light and transparent, with a swift opening march that, by the same token, never sounds unduly rushed or trivialized. The andante comes second, not the best option in my view, but Fischer has the intelligence to treat it as a true andante, and not as an adagio (which is a more legitimate possibility when it’s placed third). However, in contrast to Abbado’s boring Berliners, Fischer’s orchestra plays better, and he’s much better recorded. Just listen to the characterful brass in the coda of the first movement, with a particularly fine first trumpet, or the splendid woodwinds in the trios of the scherzo. The emphasis on fleetness never compromises expressivity, as happens in Berlin.
Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer - Mahler: Symphony No.2 (2006) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Budapest Festival Orchestra, Ivan Fischer - Mahler: Symphony No.2 (2006)
FLAC tracks 24bit/192kHz | Digital Booklet | 2.56GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Channel Classics

This is Ivan Fischer’s second Mahler symphony for Channel Classics with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, his first being the Sixth recorded in February 2005. His opening to this Resurrection symphony, its hero’s Funeral Rites, is disciplined with touches of brusqueness in the brass. But as this is supposed to ask ‘Why did you live?’ I’m very aware of Fischer’s empathy for the visionary aspects of the movement, as if to answer ‘To experience all that’s lovely’.
Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No. 5 (2013)

Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No. 5 (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 260 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 176 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Channel Classics | Catalog Number: 34213

After the highly acclaimed recordings of Mahler Symphonies no. 1, 2, 4 and 6 Iván Fischer and his Budapest Festival Orchestra now recorded the Fifth Sympony with its famous Adagietto in F major for strings and harp - one of the most intimate pieces that Mahler ever wrote for the orchestra.
(Arte) Thomas Zehetmair et Ivan Fisher interprètent Prokofiev et Stravinsky avec le Budapest Festival Orchestra (2015)

(Arte) Thomas Zehetmair et Ivan Fisher interprètent Prokofiev et Stravinsky avec le Budapest Festival Orchestra (2015)
Webrip | 1h7min | 1280 x 720 | 25.000 fps | MKV | AVC [email protected] @ 2351 Kbps | AAC @ 125 Kbps | 1,69 GB
Genre : Musique classique

Soirée russe pour le Budapest Festival Orchestra ! Sous la direction d'Ivan Fischer, l'ensemble et le violoniste Thomas Zehetmair interprètent des œuvres de Prokofiev et Stravinsky.
Liszt, Franz: A Faust Symphony S. 108 - Budapest Festival Orchestra; Ivan Fischer (repost)

Franz Liszt: A Faust Symphony S. 108 – Hans Peter Bloochwitz, tenor; Budapest Festival Orchestra;
Hungarian Radio Chorus; Ivan Fischer - conductor

Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 322 MB (3% recovery) | FLAC+LOG+Cue | Scans
Publisher: Philips | Recorded: 1998 | Published: 1998

Ivan Fischer’s latest Budapest Festival bull’s-eye realizes the full breadth of Liszt’s vision, focusing to near-perfection Faust’s anguish, and the cynical thematic transformations that keep Mephistopheles alive and kicking. It is, above all, a profoundly authentic – or should I say authentically ‘lived’ – production, consistently animated, vividly recorded and with heavily scored tutti passages granted maximum impact…
For me, Fischer’s Faust Symphony is a clear front runner – more spontaneous than Rattle’s, more agile than Bernstein’s and better focused than Sinopoli’s. - Reviewed: Gramophone 4/1998
Zoltan Kodaly - Orchestral Works (Hungarian State SO - Adam Fischer & Budapest Festival Orchestra - Ivan Fischer)

Zoltan Kodaly - Orchestral Works (Hungarian State SO - Adam Fischer & Budapest Festival Orchestra - Ivan Fischer)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 2 Cd, Covers+Booklet | 459 Mb
Label: Brilliant-Hungaroton/Nimbus - Date: 1990
Bartok: Orchestral Music / Ivan Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra (2006)

Bartok: Orchestral Music / Ivan Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC(tracks + cue + log) | 3 CDs | 954 MB (RAR 3% Rec) | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Cat No. 000689002

Composer: Béla Bartók
Conductor: Iván Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble: Budapest Festival Orchestra, Slovak Folk Ensemble Chorus, Hungarian Radio Chorus
Brahms: 21 Hungarian Dances - Budapest Festival Orchestra; Ivan Fischer (1999)

Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dances Nos. 1-21 - Budapest Festival Orchestra; Ivan Fischer (1999)
Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip | 255 MB | FLAC+LOG+Cue | Full scans | RS links
Publisher: Hungaroton

I haven't enjoyed a set of performances of the Hungarian Dances so much since I played them with the local youth orchestra at the age of 14. In a way, Ivan Fischer's version of these ever-popular classics is as valid an essay in stylistic restoration as the most scholarly period-instrument performance of Bach or Handel. - S.J. Gramophone, March 1987.
Franz Liszt: A Faust Symphony - Budapest Festival Orchestra and Hungarian Radio Chorus; Iván Fischer

Franz Liszt: A Faust Symphony,S108 - Hans-Peter Blochwitz, tenor; Budapest Festival Orchestra; Hungarian Radio Chorus; Iván Fischer
Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip V0.99 prebeta 4 | 278 Mb | FLAC+LOG+M3U+Cue | Scans included | 4shared links
Publisher: Philips

Ivan Fischer’s latest Budapest Festival bull’s-eye realizes the full breadth of Liszt’s vision, focusing to near-perfection Faust’s anguish (starting with the Allegro impetuoso at 2'28''), Gretchen’s tender modulations (try from 3'38'' on track 2) and the cynical thematic transformations that keep Mephistopheles alive and kicking. It is, above all, a profoundly authentic – or should I say authentically ‘lived’ – production, consistently animated (lightning shifts from piano to forte and back again are meticulously gauged), vividly recorded (note the tuba’s presence at 3'06'' into track 1) and with heavily scored tutti passages granted maximum impact…
For me, Fischer’s Faust Symphony is a clear front runner – more spontaneous than Rattle’s, more agile than Bernstein’s and better focused than Sinopoli’s.
Reviewed: Gramophone 4/1998