A visit of the renowned Budapest Festival Orchestra under the direction of Iván Fischer never goes by unnoticed. The varied programme includes classics such as Brahms's Tragic Overture and Rimsky-Korsakov's immortal Sheherazade. Star violinist Renaud Capuçon is able to pull out all the stops performing Lalo's spectacular work: his Symphonie Espagnole stands midway between a symphony and a violin concerto. The piece is full of Spanish motifs and contributed to Spain's musical breakthrough at that time: barely a month after the creation, Bizet's Carmen premièred. A concert full of character with a lively edge.