The Full Works Concert - Friday 3 October, 8pm

Catherine Bott presents a concert featuring great musical partnerships, including Ivan Fischer with the Budapest Festival Orchestra which he founded.

It’s an evening of great partnerships on the Full Works Concert tonight. 

Iván Fischer (pictured) is at the helm of the Budapest Festival Orchestra (BFO) for Dvorak, Jacqueline du Pre and Daniel Barenboim perform Chopin’s Cello Sonata, and Neville Marriner conducts the orchestra he founded, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields.

Ivan Fischer returned to Hungary in 1983 to found the BFO which initially was intended for a limited number of concerts a year on a part-time basis. It became a permanent institution in 1992, with Fischer incorporating unorthodox ideas into practice, including allowing individual symphony musicians to contribute to concert programming.

Franz Schubert: Symphony No.5 in B-flat major D.485
Neville Marriner conducts the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields 

Gerald Finzi: Clarinet Concerto in C minor Opus 31
Clarinet: Sarah Williamson
David Curtis conducts the Orchestra of the Swan

Frederic Chopin: Cello Sonata in G minor Opus 65
Cello: Jacqueline du Pre
Piano: Daniel Barenboim

Antonin Dvorak: American Suite in A major
Ivan Fischer conducts the Budapest Festival Orchestra