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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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AmsterdamZTR Zaterdagmatinee: Scarlatti and Veneziano

ZTR Zaterdagmatinee: Scarlatti and Veneziano
Scarlatti, Veneziano
Antonio Florio; Cappella Neopolitana; Ghislieri Choir & Consort; Roberta Invernizzi; Sara Mingardo

AmsterdamBeethoven, Brahms

Beethoven, Brahms
Beethoven, Brahms
Niek Baar; Nobuko Imai; Ella van Poucke; Ben Kim

AmsterdamTon Koopman and Concertgebouw Orchestra: Bach's St Matthew Passion

© Foppe Schut
Bach: St Matthew Passion, BWV244
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Ton Koopman; Tilman Lichdi; Manuel Walser; Christina Landshamer; Ann Hallenberg

AmsterdamMade in Paris

© Ofer Plesser
Chausson, Debussy, Enescu, Fauré
Guy Braunstein; Amihai Grosz; Zvi Plesser; Kirill Gerstein

AmsterdamSt Matthew's Passion

St Matthew's Passion
Bach: St Matthew Passion, BWV244
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Mark Padmore; Roderick Williams; Katherine Watson; Jessica Cale
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A magical Golden Cockerel at the Concertgebouw

Venera Gimadieva © Leonid Semenyuk
The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic under the baton of conductor Vasily Petrenko uncovers the magic of Rimsky-Korsakov’s exotic score. 
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Gatti's Brahms and Beethoven with the RCO

Daniele Gatti © Pablo Faccinetto
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.
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Paula Murrihy a fantastic Sesto in Concertgebouw Clemenza

La clemenza di Tito © Hans Hijmering
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.
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Thrilling singing in Simon Boccanegra at the Concertgebouw

Conductor James Gaffigan © Daniela Kienzler
Verdi voices that make one sit up and listen made this a memorable matinee.
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Diana Damrau puts the sparkle into RCO season opener

Diana Damrau © Rebecca Fay | Erato
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.
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