Budapest Spring Festival | Budapesti Tavaszi Fesztivál

[CITY]Budapest … Hungary
[SCHEDULE]2021:4.3 … 4.19

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After the Second World War, Hungary entered the former Soviet Union’s Array and surpassed the “iron curtain.” As a result, the presence of Hungary in Japan has decreased. Hungary was a kingdom before the war. During the Second World War, Germany, Italy and Japan became part of the Axis. In 1940, in order to celebrate the 2600 years of the Emperor’s history, the Japanese government commissioned overseas composers to create a works for celebrate.

At the time, the Japanese government commissioned the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Germany, Italy and Hungary. This is an evidence that the Japanese government has recognized that “Hungary is a country with music.” The presence of composers such as Ferenc Liszt (1811 – 1886), Bella Bartok (1881 – 1945), Zoltan Kodaly (1882 – 1967), Hungary as a musical power at a glance.

This ability is clear at a glance by observing the names of the conductors. Arthur Nikisch, Hans Swarowsky, Istvan Kertesz, Ferenc Fricsay, Antal Doráti. In the United States after the Second World War, Eugene Ormandy, George Szell, Fritz Reiner and Georg Solti swept the music director of the famous orchestras.

This festival is one of the biggest music festivals in a music powerhouse. Established in 1981. In 2018, more than 40 venues including the National Opera, Bartok Concert Hall and Liszt Academy of Music will host about 120 orchestral, opera and musical, dance and art events.

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