Posted July 08, 2014

Posted on July 8, 2014

Alex Ross’ profile of Ivan Fischer and an interview on Parsifal

In the June 2 issue of the New Yorker, Alex Ross profiled Hungarian composer and conductor Iván Fischer.

Fischer leads the Budapest Festival Orchestra and is something of a renegade in the classical music world. And unlike some high-profile conductors, Fischer does not shy away from making comments about the current political climate in Hungary.

Here is an excerpt of the article, the full article is available only to subscribers (check your library).
Here is a YouTube interview of Iván Fischer just before he conducted Parsifal with the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam: