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Budapest Festival Orchestra

Bartók. The miraculous Mandarin

dance
orchestral
Sat 20 May 2017 20.00
start 20.00
expected end time 21.55

Part of Abo Orkestraal and Budapest Festivalpas

Under 26? Enjoy 50% discount!

Fischer’s view of the work, followed by a breathtaking complete performance with dance

Who could forget how Fischer unravelled the secrets of Mahler's Fifth Symphony in 2012 - in fluent Dutch! - before he led his Budapest Festival Orchestra through a red-hot performance of this masterpiece? Following the same format, the BFO now turn the spotlight on Bartok's pantomime The Miraculous Mandarin. At its premiere this work caused quite a scandal because of its - as Bartók himself described it – ‘hellish music’ and because of its macabre and nihilistic tale of seduction, violence and ultimate redemption. A young girl lures a mandarin into a brothel, where he is beaten and robbed by thieves and eventually murdered. The extremely aggressive, dissonant and rhythmic tonal language and frightening but delicate orchestral coloration greatly reinforce the story’s sumptuous lasciviousness. Besides the tremendous, breathtaking orchestra, this performance also features the choreography of controversial Hungarian contemporary dancer Krisztian Gergye. Truly sensational!

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programme

Lecture-performance, followed by full performance of

Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
The Miraculous Mandarin

performers

Budapest Festival Orchestra: orchestra
Iván Fischer: conductor
Krisztian Gergye: choreography
Krisztián Gergye Company: dance

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Budapest Festival Orchestra: orchestra
Iván Fischer: conductor
Krisztian Gergye: choreography
Krisztián Gergy...

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Sat 20 May 2017 20.00
start 20.00
expected end time 21.55

Part of Abo Orkestraal and Budapest Festivalpas

Under 26? Enjoy 50% discount!

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