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Iván Fischer

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Perhaps one of the most prominent Hungarian conductors of his era, Ivan Fischer has generated a reputation both in Hungarian and Baroque music. His interpretations of functions by Liszt, Bartók, and Kodály possess achieved worldwide acclaim, and his readings of Hungarian-inspired functions, just like the Brahms Hungarian Dances (in Fischer’s very own orchestration), also have received high compliment. Yet Fischer’s selection of repertory is rather broad, consuming functions by Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Dvorák, Wagner, Debussy, Rachmaninov, Ravel, and many more from the Hungarian sphere. Within the Baroque world Fischer provides garnered worldwide plaudits for his J.S. Bach interpretations: the 2006 Budapest Celebration shows from the Mass in B minimal (BWV 232) and March 2008 concerts using the Amsterdam Concertgebouw from the St. Matthew Interest had been both unqualified successes. Fischer provides conducted a number of the world’s leading orchestras and led many opera shows at major locations, just like the Vienna Condition Opera, where his Mozart productions have obtained very much acclaim. Fischer provides produced numerous recordings over time for various brands, including Hungaraton, Philips, Decca, Warner Classics, Sony, and many more. Ivan Fischer was created in Budapest, Hungary, on January 20, 1951. His sibling, Adam, can be a renowned conductor. In his youngsters Ivan researched piano, violin, and cello, though when he enrolled in the Bela Bartók Conservatory in Budapest, it had been for study from the cello and performing. Fischer took additional lessons in performing, 1st in Vienna with Hans Swarowsky (1971-1974), after that in Salzburg with Nikolaus Harnoncourt (1975), who instructed him in Baroque music interpretation. After Fischer’s 1st prize in performing in the 1976 Rupert Basis Competition in London, he made an appearance regularly in Britain performing major orchestras, like the London and BBC Symphony Orchestras. He also produced his debut in 1976 in the Zurich Opera. 1983 was another pivotal yr for Fischer: he both produced his American debut using the LA Philharmonic and founded the Budapest Event Orchestra, an ensemble that he still acts as music movie director. From 1988 Fischer offered six months as visitor conductor from the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. In 1995 he agreed upon on to a special contract using the Philips label, but began documenting for Route Classics in 2004. From 2000-2003 Fischer was music movie director from the Country wide Opera of Lyon. In nov 2008 he had taken the podium as music movie director from the Country wide Symphony Orchestra in Washington, portion with the 2009-2010 period. Following that, he continued to carry out the Konzerthausorchester Berlin.

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Full Name Iván Fischer
Date Of Birth January 20, 1951
Profession Conductor, Composer, Music artist
Nationality Hungarian
Spouse Gabriella Pivon
Children Nora Fischer
Parents Sándor Fischer
Siblings Ádám Fischer
Awards Kossuth Prize
Albums Hungarian Dances, Symphony No. 2 in C minor (Budapest Festival Orchestra feat. conductor: Ivan Fischer), Dvorák: Violin Concerto / Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy, Composer's Portrait 1, Piano Concertos Nos. 1-3 (Budapest Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor András Ligeti; piano Jenõ Jandó), Piano Concerto No. 1 / Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta, Symphony no. 4, Bruckner: Symphony No 7, Symphony no. 7, Schubert: Symphony no. 9, Five German Dances / Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer, Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5, Donizetti: Don Pasquale, Donizetti: Don Pasquale (excerpts), Brahms: Hungarian Dances / Dvorak: Slavonic Dances, Liszt: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 / Dohnányi: Variations On A Nursery Song, Missa brevis, K. 192 / Epistle sonata, K. 224 / Vesperae solennes de confessore, K. 339, Symphony no. 5 in B flat major / Symphony no. 4 in C minor "Tragic", Wagner, Dvorák: Symphony no. 7, Suite in A / Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer, Symphony no. 1 in C minor / Variations on a Theme by Haydn, op. 56, Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 2; Rhapsody For Piano & Orchestra, Liszt: A Faust Symphony, Desir, Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin; Hungarian Peasant Songs; Rumanian Folk Dances, Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 3; Scherzo For Piano & Orchestra, Mahler: Symphony No.1 with "Blumine", Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in B minor op. 104 / Symphonic Variations for Orchestra op. 78, Symphony no. 9 in D major, Bartók: The Wooden Prince; Dance Suite, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Legends, Symphonies 8 & 9, Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 / Borodin: Polovtsian Dances, Brahms: Symphony No. 4 & Hungarian Dances, Orchestral Music, Brahms: Symphony No. 2, Brahms: Danses hongroises, Mahler: Symphony no. 1 / Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer, Concerto for Orchestra (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra feat. conductor: Antal Dorati) / Music for Strings Percussion and Celesta (Budapest Festival Orchestra feat. conductor: Iván Fischer), Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No 3 - Etudes Tableaux, Bluebeard's Castle, WAGNER / Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer, Mahler: Symphony no. 6 / Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer, Mahler: Symphony no. 9 / Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer, Mahler: Symphony no. 3 / Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer, Tone Poems / Hungarian Rhapsodies, Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra; Kodály: Háry János Suite (Classic FM: The Full Works), Dvorak; Hindemith - Cello Concertos, Dvorak: Slavonic Dances; Miniatures, Dvorák: Symphonies Nos.8 & 9 "From The New World", Brahms Violin Concerto: Hungarian Dances Nos. 1 - 10
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance


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Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Così fan tutte 2006 TV Movie conductor - as Ivan Fischer
La flûte enchantée 2000/I TV Movie conductor - as Ivan Fischer
Wagner TV Series conductor - 8 episodes, 1981 - 1983 additional music - 1 episode, 1983
Zenés TV színház 1977 TV Series conductor - 1 episode

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Biutiful 2010 performer: "Adagio Assai Piano Concerto in G"
Curse of the Starving Class 1994 performer: "Laudate Domini"
Scorchers 1991 performer: "Symphony No. 5 - Adagietto"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fischer Iván 2015 Documentary Himself (as Ivan Fischer)
Così fan tutte 2006 TV Movie Himself - Conductor (as Ivan Fischer)

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