The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

Biography
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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AmsterdamNederlands Kamerkoor sings Fauré's Requiem

Nystedt, Bach, Pärt, Shostakovich, Fauré
Amsterdam Sinfonietta; Nederlands Kamerkoor; Candida Thompson; Judith van Wanroij

AmsterdamQuatuor Mosaïques: Mozart Haydn and Schubert

Mozart, Haydn, Schubert
Quatuor Mosaïques

AmsterdamConcertgebouw Orchestra: Bach, Haydn, Beethoven and Hillborg

Bach C.P.E., Bach, Hillborg, Haydn, Beethoven
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Andrew Manze; Pekka Kuusisto

AmsterdamTchaikovsky's Violin Concerto and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition

Rossini, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky
Noord Nederlands Orkest; Arvo Volmer; Valeriy Sokolov

AmsterdamNTR Zaterdagmatinee: Markus Stenz conducts

Ligeti, Dusapin, Larcher
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic; Markus Stenz; Viktoria Mullova; Matthew Barley

AmsterdamLiza Ferschtman plays Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto

Mendelssohn, Schubert
Residentie Orkest; Jan Willem de Vriend; Liza Ferschtman
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Thrilling singing in Simon Boccanegra at the Concertgebouw

Verdi voices that make one sit up and listen made this a memorable matinee.
****1
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Diana Damrau puts the sparkle into RCO season opener

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.
***11
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A late summer's night with Renée Fleming in Amsterdam

Renée Fleming sings Barber and Strauss at the Concertgebouw.
****1
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Wrong rep sinks opera evening at the Concertgebouw

Mismatching between programme and performers resulted in a disappointing evening of operatic all-time favourites.
**111
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The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra plays the Best of Bernstein

Under the baton of John Wilson, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra played Bernstein’s music with jazzy verve. The fine team of vocal soloists was lead by Kim Criswell.
****1
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An impressive Babylon at the Holland Festival

The loud cheers for the performers were richly deserved, although Jörg Widmann’s imposing but sprawling Babylon was not well-served by the concert format.
***11
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