Lucerne Festival: Budapest Festival Orchestra Plays Dvořák & Bartók

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On Sunday, Sept. 29 at 7 pm, the Budapest Festival Orchestra, led by Iván Fischer, opens its Lucerne program with two works from its Hungarian heritage: Bartók's Romanian Folk Dances and the one-act pantomime, The Miraculous Mandarin. The Bavarian Radio Choir joins in the latter work.

Staying in Eastern Europe, the intrepid orchestra focuses on two Dvořák pieces: his Legend No. 10 and the Symphony No. 8 in G Major.

Jeff Spurgeon hosts this broadcast recorded at the 2013 Lucerne Festival.

Program Details:

Budapest Festival Orchestra
Iván Fischer, conductor
Bavarian Radio Choir
Peter Dijkstra, chorus master

Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
Romanian Folk Dances, Sz. 56 (in alternation with the original folk music pieces)
The Miraculous Mandarin. Pantomime in one act, Sz. 73

Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
Legend No. 10 in B-flat minor for Orchestra
Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88