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  • Carnegie Hall Presents
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  • SA/PS Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
  • REW Resnick Education Wing
  • WRH Weill Recital Hall

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Saturday, April 6, 2019 8 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
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Iván Fischer by Marco Borggreve
Bartók’s passion for Hungarian and Romanian folk music, his stunning skill as an orchestral colorist, and sharp dramatic gifts are showcased. Legendary vocalist Márta Sebestyén will sing traditional Hungarian songs with a handful of musicians from the orchestra, setting the stage for Bartók’s vibrant folk song and dance treatments. In a different vein, but no less exciting, his one-act opera Bluebeard’s Castle, with its sumptuous orchestral and expressive vocal writing, is a riveting climax to a concert that, when performed by the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer in London, was called “thought-provoking and exhilarating” by The Guardian.

Part of: International Festival of Orchestras III and Carnegie Hall Live on WQXR


Budapest Festival Orchestra
Iván Fischer, Music Director and Conductor
Márta Sebestyén, Vocalist
Ildikó Komlósi, Mezzo-Soprano
Krisztián Cser, Bass


BARTÓK Romanian Folk Dances
TRAD. Hungarian Peasant Songs
·· "The ballad of Borbála Angoli"
·· "Fade, my rose"
·· "Come this way, come my way"
·· "I went up the plum tree"
·· "Little girl from Komárom"
·· "The cricket in the green woods"
·· "By the Danube there is a mill"
·· "The girls of Izsap have all together"
BARTÓK Hungarian Peasant Songs
BARTÓK Bluebeard's Castle

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