heard by GIUSEPPE PENNISI
On Sunday 13 March 2016, the Budapest Festival Orchestra played in the Sala Santa Cecilia in Rome. An exceptional non-subscription performance of Gustav Mahler's Third Symphony for one evening only, under the baton of Iván Fischer with Gerhild Romberger as alto, and the women's and children's choirs of the Santa Cecilia National Academy under the direction of Ciro Visco. This was a really unique event because orchestras other than the symphonic complex of the National Academy in the Sala Santa Cecilia seldom perform here. It was also an extraordinary event for the quality of the Budapest Festival Orchestra (especially, the brass and the woodwinds) and for Fischer's reading of the Austro-Hungarian composer's longest symphony...
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