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Travel Tip: Classical Music in Hungary
Hungarian National Philharmonic

Hungarian National Philharmonic: Emmauel Pahud, flute
BUDAPEST  •  Bartók Béla National Concert Hall  •  Ongoing

Glinka: Ruslan and Lyudmila – overture
Khachaturian: Flute Concerto
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 in E minor (“From the New World”), op. 95

Swiss-born Emmanuel Pahud is one of the greatest flute players alive today. At the age of just 22, he became principal flautist of the Berlin Philharmonic, but he is also active as a soloist and chamber musician, giving some 160 concerts annually. In describing himself as a chameleon, Pahud alludes to his ventures into genres outside classical music: with his 14-carat gold flute in hand, he always tries to match the colours and timbre of the musical style he is playing at any given time. In playing Khachaturian’s concerto, he will need this ability to change colours for what is an extraordinarily varied, emotionally rich work, originally written for violin in 1940 for the then youthful titan David Oistrakh. Abounding in robust rhythms and exotic melodies, the work has become one of the most popular concertos of the 20th century, and has often been performed on flute since its transcription for the instrument by Jean-Pierre Rampal in 1968.

Hungarian National Philharmonic
Zoltán Kocsis, conductor 
Emmauel Pahud, flute

Bartók Béla National Concert Hall Website

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Contact: Bartók Béla National Concert Hall
Komor Marcell u. 1.
1095 Budapest

Tel: (36) 1 555 30 01

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