HUNGARIAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The Hungarian Symphony Orchestra Budapest is today one of the finest orchestras in Hungary, well known for its excellent recordings and concert tours. The origins of the orchestra go back to 1907, when the Hungarian Post founded a symphony orchestra. This orchestra—then one of the major orchestras in Hungary—had its own concert and rehearsal hall, a regular concert series in Budapest and has recorded a great number of CDs. In 2007 the funding of the orchestra was dramatically reduced. As a result of this, the management and the majority of the orchestras musicians decided to form a new orchestra and continue the work under their present name. The orchestra is today one of the few regularly recording music for CD and Film, which, with concerts and tours abroad, make up an important part of the orchestra’s schedule.
Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra on the recording of
Laurent Petitgirard’s Guru
[An Opera in Three Acts], Naxos 8.660300-01