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Hough, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Fischer, Royal Festival Hall | reviews, news & interviews

Hough, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Fischer, Royal Festival Hall

Hough, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Fischer, Royal Festival Hall

Music to usher in the Liszt bicentenary and Hungarian EU Presidency

Ivan Fischer's conducting: All about colour and texture and an open-air freshness
Who knew the changeover of the EU Presidency could be this much fun? Amid the formal bowing and scraping at the Royal Festival Hall bunfights last night that signalled that the Hungarians were now at the tiller of this sinking political ship were some dodgy political metaphors, a round of orchestral Where's Wally and some extraordinary music.
It was all about colour and texture and an open-air freshness, about forceful gusts and cooling eddies

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