The Masters Collection: János Ferencsik
Friedrich, Adam; Simandy, Jozsef; Hungarian State Opera Chorus; Réti, József; Budapest Chorus; Farago, Andras; Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra; Budapest Symphony Orchestra; Ferencsik, János; Agai, Karola; Komlossy, Erzsebet; Hungarian State Orchestra
The Masters Collection compiles the iconic recordings of some of the most renowned artists of Hungaroton. The album features records which define an œuvre, a specific era and which will be an unforgettable experience for all listeners. The focus of this album is the conductor János Ferencsik. János Ferencsik's international career began in 1937. By the end of the 1930’s, he was one of the Hungarian Opera's leading conductors. His artistic career came to full fruition after 1945. He was Chief Conductor of the Hungarian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, which he helped establish, from 1945 to 1952. Later he was appointed General Music Director of the Budapest Opera as well as Principal Conductor of the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra in Budapest, where he remained until the end of his life. He was also Conductor Chairman of the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra. He was principal guest conductor of the Wiener Staatsoper from 1948 to 1950, returning in 1964. In Vienna he was also a frequent guest conductor of the Wiener Philharmoniker and Wiener Symphoniker.