Recognition for the Budapest Festival Orchestra:
Wagner: Excerpts from Götterdämmerung is number 1 on the Specialist Classical Albums Top 20 list in the UK.
The recording also earned a 10th position on the prestigious Classical Artist Albums Top 40 list this week.
The Budapest Festival Orchestra, one of the top 10 orchestras in the world is conducted by Iván Fischer on this Channel Classics CD. The recording was praised by the Guardian amongst others: “the result is a revelatory contribution to the bicentenary celebrations”.
The guardians of these charts are the Official Charts Company, which is a joint venture between two key trade associations – the BPI (The British Recorded Music Industry) and ERA (Entertainment Retailers Association). Among the many media licensees of the Official Charts is the BBC.
You can listen to this week’s number 1 and number 10 here