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Founded in 1983 by Iván Fischer and Zoltán Kocsis, the Budapest Festival Orchestra has established itself as one of the ten leading orchestras of the world. The orchestra gave its first concert in the Academy of Music on 26 December 1983.

Programme:

Ruslan and Lyudmila by Glinka – overture

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3  (Zoltán Kocsis)

Mozart: Symphony in G minor, K.550

Encore:

Brahms: Hungarian Dances

Mahler:  Symphony No. 5,  Adagietto

Johann Strauss: Polka (Pleasure Train)

 

The 1983 concert will be broadcast tonight from 0.05am on M1.