Iván Fischer

Pieter Wispelwey, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer - Dvorak: Cello Concerto, Symphonic Variations (2007)

Pieter Wispelwey, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer - Dvorak: Cello Concerto, Symphonic Variations (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:01 | 252 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Channel Classics | Catalog: 25807

This fine recording of Dvorák's Cello Concerto by Dutch cellist Pieter Wispelwey with Hungarian conductor Iván Fischer leading the Budapest Festival Orchestra is as generous, honest, and compelling as the music itself. Wispelwey has a rich, ringing tone that can ride over orchestral tutti fortes yet still sound fully present in intimate pianissimos. He also has an elegant technique that can accomplish anything the work asks without calling undue attention to itself. These qualities allow him to lean into the work's powerful drama and aching lyricism without dividing his attention. The commanding Fischer leads the rich-toned Budapest Festival Orchestra in an accompaniment as musically interesting and dramatically significant as the solo part.
Gustav Mahler - Iván Fischer - Symphony No. 6 in a minor, 'Tragische' (2005) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 6 in a minor, 'Tragische' (1904)
Budapest Festival Orchestra / Iván Fischer
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz: 2,27 GB | NO Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Channel Classics # CCS 2299 | Country/Year: Netherlands 2005
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Early 20th Century

"However, in contrast to Abbado's boring Berliners, Fischer's orchestra plays better, and he's much better recorded. Just listen to the characterful brass in the coda of the first movement, with a particularly fine first trumpet, or the splendid woodwinds in the trios of the scherzo. (…) for a legitimate alternative viewpoint you will find it difficult to do better than this." ~classicstoday
Mozart - Die Zauberflöte (Iván Fischer, Dorothea Röschmann, Désirée Rancatore, Piotr Beczala) [2001]

Mozart - Die Zauberflote (Ivan Fischer, Dorothea Roschmann, Desiree Rancatore, Piotr Beczala) [2001]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch), (Dolby AC3, 5 ch) | 7.79 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | Label: TDK | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano | +3% Recovery | 158 min

Mozart’s final opera Die Zauberflöte is also his most famous. The general public is familiar with its array of popular arias, most notably the Queen of the Night’s breathtaking coloratura. Since its premiere in 1791, two months before the composer’s death, the opera’s fairy tale plot, eccentric cast and fantastic scenery have exerted an almost childlike fascination on generations of audiences. The production is infused with an all-pervading sense of playful joy – packed with wonderful effects including flying machines, colourful costumes and magical scene changes…

Mozart - Cosi fan tutte (Iván Fischer) [2007]  

Posted by Sowulo at Jan. 5, 2013
Mozart - Cosi fan tutte (Iván Fischer) [2007]

Mozart - Cosi fan tutte (Ivan Fischer) [2007]
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR Auto Pan&Scan | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch); (DTS, 5 ch) | 6.80 Gb+7.75 Gb (2*DVD9)
Classical | Label: Opus Arte | Sub: English, Francais, Deutsch, Espanol, Italiano | +3% Recovery | 138 min

We've had a "Summer of Love" Così with Ferrando sporting a Che Guevara t-shirt, and one set in "Despina's Diner" by the sea. This one, as staged at the Glyndebourne Festival during the summer of 2006, is comfortingly traditional. Comfortingly? A poor choice of words, because Così is never quite comforting (if you do it right!). Even if the sets and the costumes are strictly according to Hoyle, as they are here, Mozart's dramma giocosa should leave you feeling vaguely unsettled when the final curtain comes down. As conductor Iván Fischer reminds us during one of the bonus features here, almost everyone can be seduced…
Raymond Tuttle
Franz Liszt: A Faust Symphony - Budapest Festival Orchestra and Hungarian Radio Chorus; Iván Fischer

Franz Liszt: A Faust Symphony,S108 - Hans-Peter Blochwitz, tenor; Budapest Festival Orchestra; Hungarian Radio Chorus; Iván Fischer
Classical | 1 CD | EAC Rip V0.99 prebeta 4 | 278 Mb | FLAC+LOG+M3U+Cue | Scans included | 4shared links
Publisher: Philips

Ivan Fischer’s latest Budapest Festival bull’s-eye realizes the full breadth of Liszt’s vision, focusing to near-perfection Faust’s anguish (starting with the Allegro impetuoso at 2'28''), Gretchen’s tender modulations (try from 3'38'' on track 2) and the cynical thematic transformations that keep Mephistopheles alive and kicking. It is, above all, a profoundly authentic – or should I say authentically ‘lived’ – production, consistently animated (lightning shifts from piano to forte and back again are meticulously gauged), vividly recorded (note the tuba’s presence at 3'06'' into track 1) and with heavily scored tutti passages granted maximum impact…
For me, Fischer’s Faust Symphony is a clear front runner – more spontaneous than Rattle’s, more agile than Bernstein’s and better focused than Sinopoli’s.
Reviewed: Gramophone 4/1998
Akiko Suwanai, Ivan Fischer, BFO - Dvorak: Violin Concerto, Mazurek; Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen, Carmen Fantasy (2001)

Antonín Dvořák - Violin Concerto, Mazurek, Op.49; Pablo de Sarasate - Zigeunerweisen, Carmen Fantasy (2001)
Akiko Suwanai, violin; Budapest Festival Orchestra, conducted by Iván Fischer

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 265 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips Classics | # 464 531-2 | Time: 00:55:27

Dvorák’s Violin Concerto has been undergoing a renaissance of sorts on disc, one that it entirely deserves. Its critics (starting with Joachim and Brahms) dismissed it for not adopting the usual sonata-form first movement structure, instead welding the truncated opening to the gorgeous slow movement. But really, how many violin concertos are there where you can really say that the best, most characterful and highly developed movement is the finale? And what could possibly be bad about that? Clearly Fischer and Suwanai understand where the music’s going: the performance gathers steam as it proceeds, and really cuts loose in that marvelous last movement. Suwani displays a characteristically polished technique and fine intonational ear (lending a lovely purity of utterance to the slow movement), but she’s not afraid to indulge in some “down and dirty” gypsy fiddling in the finale, or in the two Sarasate items that open the program.
Mozart - Cosi fan tutte (Ivan Fischer, Miah Persson, Topi Lehtipuu) (2006) [BluRay-rip]

Mozart - Cosi fan tutte (Iván Fischer, Miah Persson, Topi Lehtipuu) (2006) [BluRay-rip]
Classical | BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 (16:9) / 9322 kbps / 29,970 fps | 181 min | 12,6GB
Audio: Italian / AC3 / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Sub: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian

Mozart's genius in setting to music Da Ponte's comic play of love, infidelity and forgiveness marks Così fan tutte as one of the great works of art from the Age of Enlightenment. Nicholas Hytner's beautiful production for the Glyndebourne Festival in 2006, with its sure touch and theatrical know-how, lives up to its promise to be 'shockingly traditional', while Iván Fischer teases artful performances from an outstanding international cast of convincing young lovers.
Bach - Matthaus-Passion (Ivan Fischer, Mark Padmore) (2012) [BluRay-rip]

Bach - Matthäus-Passion (Iván Fischer, Mark Padmore) (2012) [BluRay-rip]
Classical | BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1280x720 (16:9) / 4143 kbps / 29,970 fps | 174 min | 6,83GB
Audio: German / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Sub: German, English, French, Spanish, Japanese

This 2012 recording of the most influential and wide spread oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach features the Hungarian conductor Iván Fischer, a visionary in his field, with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam. The double choir is the essential musical aspect on which Iván Fischer’s interpretation of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion is based. Only by consistently seizing on that duality will all the complementary layers stand out as they should. He describes this essential fundamental aspect as follows: “You can’t do the St. Matthew in an unreligious way. The only approach is from a deep, universally religious feeling.”

Bach - Matthaus-Passion (Ivan Fischer) (2013) [Blu-ray]  

Posted by Vilboa at March 29, 2015
Bach - Matthaus-Passion (Ivan Fischer) (2013) [Blu-ray]

Bach - Matthäus-Passion (Iván Fischer) (2013)
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 23967 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 174 min | 36,5 GB
Audio1: German / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1536 kbps / 16-bit
Audio2: German / DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 2044 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: German, English, French, Spanish, Japanese

This 2012 recording of the most influential and wide spread oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach features the Hungarian conductor Iván Fischer, a visionary in his field, with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam. The double choir is the essential musical aspect on which Iván Fischer’s interpretation of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion is based. Only by consistently seizing on that duality will all the complementary layers stand out as they should. He describes this essential fundamental aspect as follows: “You can’t do the St. Matthew in an unreligious way. The only approach is from a deep, universally religious feeling.

Mozart - Cosi fan tutte (Ivan Fischer) (2009) [Blu-ray]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Nov. 27, 2014
Mozart - Cosi fan tutte (Ivan Fischer) (2009) [Blu-ray]

Mozart - Cosi fan tutte (Iván Fischer) (2009) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 24128 kbps / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 181 min | 44,9 Gb
Audio1: Italian / Dolby TrueHD Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: Dolby TrueHD Audio / 5.0 / 48 kHz / 3435 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 181 min | 8,73 Gb
Audio: Italian / AC3 / 5ch / 48.0 KHz / 640 Kbps
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

Mozart's genius in setting to music Da Ponte's comic play of love, infidelity and forgiveness marks Così fan tutte as one of the great works of art from the Age of Enlightenment. Nicholas Hytner's beautiful production for the Glyndebourne Festival in 2006, with its sure touch and theatrical know-how, lives up to its promise to be 'shockingly traditional', while Iván Fischer teases artful performances from an outstanding international cast of convincing young lovers.