Press in the UK are fan of Iván Fischer’s new Release!
BBC Radio 3: Disc of the week
Andrew McGregor says: “True to form this is a characterful, colourful account. Mendelssohn’s fairies have their wings in the air as they should but a few of them have their feet on the ground. There’s a rustic edge to the music making which I find very attractive.”
The Guardian: Surely a disc of the year
Nicholas Kenyon writes: “Transparent fairy wind chords, scuttling high strings, braying portamentos and then the edging in of the final wistful string melody – all are incomparably lovely. (…) Surely a disc of the year.”
Mendelssohn: Overture & Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream Iván Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Anna Lucia Richter, Barbara Kozelj, Pro Musica women’s choir Nyíregyháza
Classic FM | Album of the Week
“It’s the sign of an outstanding conductor if he can make you hear familiar music in a different way (…) Ivan Fischer‘s account of the celebrated Overture, composed when Mendelssohn was only 16, is full of delightful touches, like the braying of the asses, which has never before made me smile so much.”