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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AmsterdamMaxim Rysanov & Friends With Bach's Goldberg Variations

Bach: Goldberg Variations (arr. Sitkovetsky for string orchestra)
Boris Brovtsyn; Maxim Rysanov; Kristina Blaumane

AmsterdamTurning East: Souk

Nederlands Kamerorkest; Gordan Nikolić

AmsterdamZTR Zaterdagmatinee: Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil

Momotenko, Rachmaninov
Sigvards Kļava; Netherlands Radio Choir (Groot Omroepkoor)

AmsterdamTurning East: Bach meets Sufi

Bart Schneemann; Haleh Seyfizadeh; Ali Ghamsari; David Mackor

AmsterdamArthur and Lucas Jussen: Bach Double Concertos

Bach, Mozart
Amsterdam Sinfonietta; Candida Thompson; Lucas Jussen; Arthur Jussen

AmsterdamJuan Diego Flórez sings Mozart, Rossini and Gluck

Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne; Joshua Weilerstein; Juan Diego Flórez
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Gatti's Brahms and Beethoven with the RCO

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.
****1
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Paula Murrihy a fantastic Sesto in Concertgebouw Clemenza

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.
****1
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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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