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The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

It was Bernard Haitink who once praised The Concertgebouw as the best instrument of the orchestra that it houses. That must have been what prominent Amsterdam residents had in mind when they decided in 1881 to gift the capital city with a majestic concert hall. Seven years later, the swampy fields just outside the city limits boasted a wonder of neoclassic architecture, The Concertgebouw. Nowadays, just like the celebrated Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, this fantastic concert hall enjoys worldwide renown.
© Leander Lammertink
© Leander Lammertink
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AmsterdamZTR Zaterdagmatinee: Haitink conducts A German Requiem

ZTR Zaterdagmatinee: Haitink conducts A German Requiem
Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem - A German Requiem, Op.45
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic; Michael Gläser; Netherlands Radio Choir (Groot Omroepkoor); Camilla Tilling; Hanno Müller-Brachmann; Bernard Haitink

AmsterdamIsabelle Faust plays Beethoven's Violin Concerto

© Felix Broede
Maier, Beethoven
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra; Sir Mark Elder; Isabelle Faust

AmsterdamZTR Zaterdagmatinee: Thomas Hengelbrock conducts

© Florence Grandidier
Wagner, Rihm, Beethoven
NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester; Thomas Hengelbrock; Pavol Breslik

AmsterdamAlisa Weilerstein in Elgar's Cello Concerto

© Decca | Harald Hoffmann
Elgar, Shostakovich
Ulster Orchestra; Rafael Payare; Alisa Weilerstein

AmsterdamBoccherini, Onslow, Dvořák

Boccherini, Onslow, Dvořák
Boccherini, Onslow, Dvořák
Gordan Nikolić; Zen Hu; Johannes Erkes; Celine Flamen
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A magical Golden Cockerel at the Concertgebouw

Venera Gimadieva © Leonid Semenyuk
The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic under the baton of conductor Vasily Petrenko uncovers the magic of Rimsky-Korsakov’s exotic score. 
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Gatti's Brahms and Beethoven with the RCO

Daniele Gatti © Pablo Faccinetto
The Concertgebouw's distinctive sound has remained intact. Ripe lower strings meld with limpid winds and sculpted horns emerge slowly into the foreground all gleaming and glistening.
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Paula Murrihy a fantastic Sesto in Concertgebouw Clemenza

La clemenza di Tito © Hans Hijmering
Kenneth Montgomery leads the Orchestra of the 18th Century and a fine team of young soloists in a swift, finely detailed interpretation of La clemenza di Tito.
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Thrilling singing in Simon Boccanegra at the Concertgebouw

Conductor James Gaffigan © Daniela Kienzler
Verdi voices that make one sit up and listen made this a memorable matinee.
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Diana Damrau puts the sparkle into RCO season opener

Diana Damrau © Rebecca Fay | Erato
While Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony failed to gel, the German soprano's Mozart turned the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra’s first concert of the season into a real celebration.
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