The Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra may be the oldest & most illustrious of Hungary’s orchestras. It had been founded in 1853 by Hungarian composer Ferenc Erkel, who led the orchestra until 1871. He was accompanied by Hans Richter (1871 – 1875), Sándor Erkel (1875 – 1900), István Kerner (1900 – 1918), and Ernst von Dohnányi (1919 – 1944). Since Globe Battle II, music directors possess included Otto Klemperer, János Ferencsik, András Kórody, and Rico Saccani. Composers such as for example Liszt, Brahms, Goldmark, Mahler, Bartók, Kodály, and Dohnányi all published functions for the orchestra. The users are selected from one of the better players in the Budapest Opera Home. The orchestra performs with this opera home, where it includes among the longest-running applications of membership concerts in European countries (since 1853). The ensemble offers toured throughout European countries, america, and Japan, and did extensive recording.