Adam Fischer in conversation with Christoph Hartmann (19 min.)
In February 2018, the Hungarian conductor Adam Fischer stood in for an indisposed colleague, and celebrated his successful debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker with compositions of the Second Viennese School and with Antonín Dvořák’s Ninth Symphony “From the New World”. One and a half years later, he returned to the orchestra with a programme of works by Haydn and Mozart. Fischer, who comes from a family of musicians and conductors, has performed and recorded all the symphonies of both composers. In an interview with the Philharmoniker’s oboist Christoph Hartmann, the conductor explains why the works of the First Viennese School are particularly close to his heart, and why they should be performed by both modern orchestras and ensembles with historical instruments. In addition, Fischer tells of his first formative encounter with a symphony by Haydn at the age of four.