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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AmsterdamBoreyko conducts Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4

Messiaen, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrey Boreyko; Lucas Debargue

AmsterdamCalefax: Bach's Die Kunst Der Fuge

Bach: Art of Fugue (Die Kunst der Fuge), BWV1080
Calefax

AmsterdamJörg Widmann's Opera Babylon

Widmann: Babylon
Radio Filharmonisch Orkest; Markus Stenz; Gabriele Schnaut; Jussi Myllys; Kai Wessel; Marisol Montalvo

AmsterdamJonas Kaufmann

Verdi, Wagner
Residentie Orkest; Jochen Rieder; Jonas Kaufmann; Eva-Maria Westbroek

AmsterdamPadmore and Bezuidenhou: Schubert's Schwanengesang

Beethoven, Schubert
Mark Padmore; Kristian Bezuidenhout

AmsterdamQuatuor Zaïde plays Schubert, Bartók and Haydn

Haydn, Bartók, Schubert
Quatuor Zaide
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Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra premieres Easter Passions

Two world premières commissioned by the RCO are polar opposites in terms of emotional temperature.
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Dark Prokofiev and Shostakovich from Nelsons

Andris Nelsons has been a frequent visitor to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra since 2008, often conducting the symphonies of Shostakovich. 
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Inspired Ritorno d’Ulisse at the Concertgebouw

Under the baton of René Jacobs, B’rock Orchestra gave an inspired performance  that ought to contribute in giving Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria the place it deserves in the standard repertoire.
*****
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Over-the-top Elgar and hushed Mahler

Sir John Eliot Gardiner rendered Elgar’s Second Symphony with broad, excessive, strokes, while Ann Hallenberg brought hushed intensity to Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder.
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A Dutch Lion: Haitink in Amsterdam

Bernard Haitink receives accolade after outstanding performances of Debussy and Bruckner.
*****
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Bartoli's La Cenerentola at the Concertgebouw

Exuberant celebration of La Cenerentola's 200th anniversary by Cecila Bartoli and her colleagues at the Concertgebouw.
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