BUDAPEST FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA – FISCHER – KARG – KULMAN
The Dresden Music Festival is delighted to welcome the Budapest Festival Orchestra, recently voted one of the top 10 orchestras in the world by the magazine »Gramophone«, and its charismatic conductor Iván Fischer to Dresden. Together, they stand for groundbreaking interpretations of the romantic Central-European repertoire. Budapest was the very place where Gustav Mahler became Director of the Royal Hungarian Opera in 1888, the same year he began writing his large-scale Second Symphony. Given the many demands of his new position, he only completed it in 1894. In the last movement, Mahler set Klopstock’s poem »Auferstehung« to music for soprano and alto solos and chorus, embedding them in his overwhelming finale.
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Czech Philharmonic Choir Brno
Iván Fischer, Conductor
Christiane Karg, Soprano
Elisabeth Kulman, Mezzo-Soprano