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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AmsterdamIsabelle Faust & Akamus: Bach Violin Concertos

Bach
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Isabelle Faust

AmsterdamCarl Orff's Carmina Burana

Orff: Carmina Burana
Beni Csillag; Het Koorbiënnale Festivalkoor; Nieuw Amsterdams Kinderkoor; Arthur Jussen; Lucas Jussen

AmsterdamDaniele Gatti & RCO: Mahler's Symphony No. 4

Haydn, Mahler
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Daniele Gatti; Chen Reiss

AmsterdamCarel Kraayenhof & Juan Pablo Dobal: Hotel Victoria

Latasa, Kraayenhof, Fleury, Ramirez, Dobal, Mercau Soria, Jiménez, Toro
Carel Kraayenhof; Juan Pablo Dobal

AmsterdamRenaud Capuçon plays and conducts Mozart

Grieg, Mozart, Elgar
Festival Strings Lucerne; Daniel Dodds; Renaud Capuçon

AmsterdamSummerNight at the Movies: from Dallas to Downton Abbey

Goldsmith, Mussorgsky, Saint-Saëns, Lunn, Beal, Djawadi, Dale, Strauss R.
Noord Nederlands Orkest; Christian Schumann; Harry Piekema
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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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The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra plays the Best of Bernstein

Under the baton of John Wilson, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra played Bernstein’s music with jazzy verve. The fine team of vocal soloists was lead by Kim Criswell.
****1
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An impressive Babylon at the Holland Festival

The loud cheers for the performers were richly deserved, although Jörg Widmann’s imposing but sprawling Babylon was not well-served by the concert format.
***11
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Radu Lupu at the Concertgebouw

Radu Lupu provides a rare opportunity to see a legend at work, in recital at the Concertgebouw. 
****1
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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.
***11
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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. 
***11
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