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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AmsterdamNelsons conducts Shostakovich's 11th and Prokofiev

Prokofiev, Shostakovich
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Andris Nelsons; Yefim Bronfman

AmsterdamQuirine Viersen plays Bach's Cello Suites

Quirine Viersen, Cello

AmsterdamLitton conducts Shostakovich' Symphony No. 10

Bartók, Shostakovich
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Litton; Antoine Tamestit

AmsterdamPergolesi's Stabat Mater

Haydn, Vivaldi, Pergolesi
Netherlands Chamber Orchestra; Gordan Nikolić; Katrien Baerts; Helena Rasker

AmsterdamMaster Pianist Yuja Wang

Schubert, Brahms, Chopin
Yuja Wang, Piano

AmsterdamWispelwey and Giacometti: Schubert and Brahms

Schubert, Brahms
Pieter Wispelwey; Paolo Giacometti
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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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Nixon in China returns to Amsterdam

Nearly 30 years after its European première, Nixon in China returns to Amsterdam for an engrossing concert performance in which the Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands, led by Kevin John Edusei, shines.
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Beauty and the Beast battle for our hearts and ears

A truly remarkable performance of Stravinky's Sacre by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Daniele Gatti.
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