Pianist András Schiff completes the cycle of Bartók’s three piano concertos that he began two nights before. The concert is a reunion of sorts: Schiff was born in Budapest and attended school there with conductor Iván Fischer, and in 1997 they recorded Bartók’s concertos together.
Also on the program are Bartok’s Hungarian Peasant Songs and Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 in C Major.
Interview: Schiff and Fischer Discuss the program and their collaboration:
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Iván Fischer, Music Director and Conductor
András Schiff, Piano
BÉLA BARTÓK - Hungarian Peasant Songs
BÉLA BARTÓK - Piano Concerto No. 2 with András Schiff
FRANZ SCHUBERT - Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D. 944, "Great"
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