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HUNGARIAN STATE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

The Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1923 under the name of Metropolitan Orchestra which rapidly became one of the pillars of Hungarian musical life. It was founded by Dezső Bor who was their chief conductor for fifteen years. After the Second World War, Ferenc Fricsay and László Somogyi were appointed principal conductors, and during this era, Otto Klemperer also conducted forty concerts, while another regular guest was Antál Doráti. In 1949 it adopted the name of Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra. 1952 proved to be a turning point in the orchestra’s history when János Ferencsik was appointed principal conductor. In the 1960s, a new wave of renowned conductors took up invitations to guest-conduct the orchestra, such as Ernest Ansermet, Antál Doráti, Zubin Mehta, Lorin Maazel, Sir John Barbirolli, Leopold Stokowski, Claudio Abbado and Christoph von Dohnányi. Great soloists were invited too, amongst them Sviatoslav Richter, Yehudi Menuhin, Anja Silja, János Starker and Ruggiero Ricci. In 1987, Japanese conductor Kenichiro Kobayashi replaced Ferencsik to lead the orchestra, a position he held for ten years. In 1998 the orchestra was renamed the Hungarian National Philharmonic.

Since the autumn of 1997, Zoltán Kocsis was appointed general music director of the ensemble. The orchestra, together with the National Choir and the National Music Library, moved into its new home, the Palace of Arts, in early 2005.

Box Set Release Catalogue Number
25th Anniversary Boxed Sets - Sacred Naxos 8.501062
Enjoy the Classics (Best of Naxos 1-4) Naxos 8.504003
Meditation Naxos 8.508010
The Very Best Of Naxos 8.502020


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Role: Orchestra 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
101 CLASSICS - The Best Loved Classical Melodies Naxos
8.508004
Choral - Sacred
101 GREAT ORCHESTRAL CLASSICS, Vol. 4 Naxos
8.551144
Orchestral
BACH (THE VERY BEST OF) Naxos
8.552103-04
Choral - Sacred, Vocal
BACH, J.S.: Genius of Bach (The) Naxos
8.570384
Choral - Sacred
BACH, J.S.: St. Matthew Passion Naxos
8.550832-34
Choral - Sacred
BACH, J.S.: St. Matthew Passion (Highlights) Naxos
8.571002
Choral - Sacred
BACH, J.S.: St. Matthew Passion (Highlights) (Oberfrank) Naxos
8.553198
Choral - Sacred
BENEDICTUS - Classical Music for Reflection and Meditation Naxos
8.556705
Choral - Sacred
BEST OF NAXOS 3 Naxos
8.550003
Orchestral
BEST OF NAXOS 6 Naxos
8.550006
Orchestral
BEST OF NAXOS 9 (THE) Naxos
8.551202
Choral - Sacred
BRUCH: Symphony No. 3 / Suite on Russian Themes Marco Polo
8.223104
Orchestral
BRUCH: Symphony No. 3 / Suite on Russian Themes Naxos
8.555985
Orchestral
CHILL WITH BACH Naxos
8.556786
Vocal
CINEMA CLASSICS, Vol. 4 Naxos
8.556624
Orchestral
Classics at the Movies: Thrillers Naxos
8.556809
Choral - Sacred
Discover Music of the Baroque Era Naxos Educational
8.558160-61
Choral - Sacred
DU, Mingxin: Violin Concerto No. 1 / Piano Concerto No. 1 (Takako Nishizaki, Jandó, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Hungarian State Symphony) Marco Polo
8.225832
Chinese Music
ENKELIN AANIN (Angel's Voices) Naxos
8.503147
Choral - Sacred
FAMOUS MARCHES Naxos
8.571074
Orchestral
FAMOUS SYMPHONIC POEMS, VOL. 1 Naxos
8.553243
Orchestral
GREAT ORCHESTRAL CLASSICS 4 (Australia) Naxos
8.570039
Orchestral
GREAT SACRED MASTERPIECES (10-CD Box Set) Naxos
8.501062
Choral - Sacred
HALLELUJAH! SACRED ARIAS AND CHORUSES Naxos
8.571095
Choral - Sacred
HEAVENLY VOICES - BACH, J.S.: Arias Naxos
8.557947-48
Choral - Sacred
HUNGARIAN FESTIVAL Naxos
8.550142
Orchestral
HUNGARIAN FESTIVAL Naxos
8.570053
Orchestral
JESUS CHRIST IN MUSIC Naxos
8.557161
Choral - Sacred
LISTEN, LEARN AND GROW: Playtime Fun and Games Naxos Educational
8.555812
Orchestral
LISZT (THE BEST OF) Naxos
8.556667
Orchestral
LISZT (THE VERY BEST OF) Naxos
8.552131-32
Orchestral
LISZT : The Best of Liszt Naxos
8.551117
Orchestral
LISZT, F.: Concerto pathetique (arr. for piano and orchestra) / Rhapsodie espagnole (arr. for orchestra) (Antal, Vaszy, Lehel) (1953, 1955) Naxos Classical Archives
9.81027
Concertos
MARCHES (FAMOUS) Naxos
8.553596
Orchestral
Marco Polo - The Label of Discovery: Sampler 1 Marco Polo
8.223001
Orchestral
ONCE UPON A TIME Naxos
8.557953-54
Orchestral
PANDA CLASSICS - Issue No. 4: Toon Time Naxos
8.578011-12
Orchestral
RHAPSODY Naxos
8.550327
Orchestral
SORCERER'S APPRENTICE AND OTHER ORCHESTRAL FAVOURITES Naxos
8.554066
Orchestral
UNGER-HAMILTON, C.: Discover Music of the Baroque Era (Unabridged) Naxos AudioBooks
NA495912
Choral - Sacred





 
 
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