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The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

Fact file
AddressConcertgebouwplein 10
Amsterdam
North Holland
1071 LN
Netherlands
ContainsChoir Hall
Main Hall
Recital Hall
Google maps52° 21' 22.494" N 4° 52' 44.769" E

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.

Interview

Meet the concertmaster: Vesko Eschkenazy

Vesko Eschkenazy © Diliana Florentin
Vesko Eschkenazy, concertmaster of the Royal Concertgebouew Orchestra, tells us about his appointment and about the peculiarities of his role he plays in the orchestra. 
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AmsterdamRoyal Concertgebouw Orchestra Essentials: Tchaikovsky's Symphony no. 5

© Mladen Pikulic
Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 5 in E minor, Op.64
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Dima Slobodeniouk

AmsterdamSunday morning concert: Markus Stenz conducts das Lied von der Erde

© Simon van Boxtel
Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde
Radio Filharmonisch Orkest; Markus Stenz; Wiebke Lehmkuhl; Tomislav Mužek

AmsterdamRoyal Concertgebouw Orchestra: Tchaikovsky's Symphony no. 5

© Marco Borggreve
Ravel, Williams, Tchaikovsky
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Dima Slobodeniouk; Perry Hoogendijk

AmsterdamRoyal Concertgebouw Orchestra: Berlioz' Requiem

© Musacchio Ianniello
Berlioz: Requiem "Grande Messe des morts", Op.5
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Sir Antonio Pappano; Javier Camarena; Netherlands Radio Choir (Groot Omroepkoor); Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

AmsterdamRené Jacobs conducts Beethoven's Missa Solemnis

© Molina Visuals
Beethoven: Mass in D Major "Missa solemnis”, Op.123
Freiburger Barockorchester; René Jacobs; RIAS Chamber Chorus; Johanna Winkel; Sophie Harmsen; Sebastian Kohlhepp
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An exhilarating Nabucco at the Concertgebouw

Tatiana Serjan © Tod Rosberg

Giancarlo Andretta conducts the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic and Choir and a fine team of soloists led by Tatiana Serjan's Abigaille into an exhilarating Nabucco.

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Rana brings energy and clarity to Bach in Amsterdam

Beatrice Rana © Nicolas Bets
Ominous Bartók, polished Mozart and energetic Bach, all on a superb musical spring evening in Amsterdam.
****1
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Albrecht’s Mahler 8 is a fierce struggle for redemption

Marc Albrecht © Marco Borggreve
Leading five choirs, fine soloists and a glowing Netherlands Philharmonic, conductor Marc Albrecht emphasised the human struggle in a highly dramatic performance of Mahler’s mammoth eighth symphony.
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Renée Fleming in recital at the Concertgebouw

Renée Fleming © Andrew Eccles | Decca
In a highly versatile recital, soprano Renée Fleming was at her best in unaffected songs and operetta.
***11
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Exploring Romanticism: Haitink and the RCO perform Mozart and Brahms

Bernard Haitink © Todd Rosenberg
Bernard Haitink delights at the Concertgebouw in two great symphonies from masters of the 18th and 19th centuries. 
*****
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