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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AmsterdamAmsterdam Sinfonietta Soloists: Dvořák and Schubert

Fairouz, Dvořák, Schubert
Candida Thompson; Jacobien Rozemond; Daniel Bard; Kaori Yamagami

AmsterdamChristmas Classics at the Movies

Philharmonie Südwestfalen - Landesorchester Nordrhein Westfalen; Huba Hollókői; Eric Corton

AmsterdamNTR Zaterdagmatinee: Rimsky-Korsakov's The Golden Cockerel

Rimsky-Korsakov: Le coq d'or (The Golden Cockerel)
Vasily Petrenko; Aleksandra Kubas-Kruk; Venera Gimadieva; Yulia Mennibaeva; Barry Banks

AmsterdamConcertgebouw Orchestra: Prokofiev and Lutosławski

Verbey, Lutosławski, Prokofiev
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; James Gaffigan; Gregor Horsch

AmsterdamTölzer Knabenchor: European Christmas Carols

Traditional
Christian Fliegner; Tölzer Boys Choir; Theresa Förg; Clemens Haudum
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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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