Beethoven’s Fifth

Iván Fischer conducts Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and works by Bartók

A concert with Iván Fischer is always an experience. Here, under his baton, thrilling classics by Beethoven and Bartók sound as if they were composed yesterday.

Iván Fischer conducts the Concertgebouworkest - image: Renske Vrolijk/Concertgebouworkest
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A concert with Iván Fischer is always an experience. Here, under his baton, thrilling classics by Beethoven and Bartók sound as if they were composed yesterday.

The violinist Barnabás Kelemen is the perfect interpreter for the affectionate music of Bartók’s First Violin Concerto.

Concert programme

  • Béla Bartók

    Danssuite

  • Béla Bartók

    Vioolconcert nr. 1

  • -- interval --

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No. 5

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About this concert

Iván Fischer conducts few orchestras, but he does have a very special relationship with two of them: his very own Budapest Festival Orchestra and – for the last twenty-five years – the Concertgebouworkest, which has fittingly appointed him as its honorary guest conductor. Fischer likes to keep the musicians on their toes, always has fresh ideas, and experiments with styles of playing and spatial arrangements. In a programme performed both in Amsterdam and in Budapest, Fischer leads the orchestra in exciting music by his compatriot Béla Bartók and breathes new life into Beethoven’s widely known Fifth Symphony as only he can.

In the Hungarian violinist Barnabás Kelemen, Fischer and the Concertgebouworkest have found the perfect interpreter for the affectionate music of Bartók’s First Violin Concerto.

On Saturday 17 September, the Budapest Festival Orchestra will perform in Amsterdam; musicans from the Concertgebouw Orchestra will be joining in the Finale harmoniously side by side. On 24 September the roles are reversed in Budapest. A unique blend of two leading orchestras.