Budapest Festival Archive
A thrilling combination of musicianship with an audiophile-pleasing recording.
* STRAVINSKY: Rite of Spring; Firebird Suite; Scherzo; Tango – Budapest Festival Orch./ Ivan Fischer – Channel Classics
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BARTOK: Bluebeard’s Castle – Laszlo Polgar/ Ildiko Komlosi/ Budapest Festival Orchestra/ Ivan Fischer – Channel Classics
All re-releases should sound as good as this one—a model on how to do it.
SCHUBERT: Sym. No. 9 – Budapest Festival Orchestra/ Ivan Fischer – Channel Classics Sym. No. 7; Sym. No. 8 “The Great” – Musikkollegium Winterthur/Douglas Boyd – MD&GSym. 9 in C “The Great” – Royal Flemish Philharmonic/Philippe Herreweghe – PentaTone
FRANZ SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 9 in C, “The Great” – Three SACD Versions
Hits on all cylinders, and the performances are every bit the equal of the superb sound.