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.
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