Liszt: Orpheus - symphonic poem
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 (Fate), C minor, op. 67
Conductor: Gerd Albrecht
With: Ewa Kupiec - piano
Our Guest Europe
Gerd Albrecht will be the guest conductor for the Budapest Festival Orchestra's programme of romantic music. The German conductor was born in Essen in 1935. After a short period as a répetiteur in Stuttgart and Mainz, at the age of 27 he was appointed Germany's youngest music director, in Lübeck. His career quickly took off: he became principal conductor of the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, then music director of the famous Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra. From 1991 to 1996 he was music director of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.