The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra offers its entire lockdown video archive for free streaming

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Over 80 compositions in more than 40 productions – including 34 orchestral programmes – free to view on its website and social media channels

The Concergebouworkest performing under socially distanced conditions in its Amsterdam home. (Photo: Peter Tollenaar)
The Concergebouworkest performing under socially distanced conditions in its Amsterdam home. (Photo: Peter Tollenaar)

Amsterdam’s Concertgebouworkest (the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra) has announced that for the month of July it be making available for free streaming its entire video catalogue filmed between June 2020 and June 2021. The works can all be accessed individually on the orchestra’s website (registration required).

An impressive line-up of conductors worked with the orchestra during the past year and includes Semyon Bychkov, Myung-Whun Chung, Gustavo Dudamel, Iván Fischer, Alan Gilbert, Daniel Harding, Philippe Herreweghe, Fabio Luisi, Klaus Mäkelä, Andris Nelsons, Gianandrea Noseda, Sir Antonio Pappano and Jaap van Zweden. Among the guest artists are pianists Stefano Bollani, Yefim Bronfman, Kirill Gerstein, Igor Levit, Víkingur Ólafsson and Beatrice Rana, and singers Miah Persson, Camilla Tilling, Andrew Staples, Matthias Goerne and Georg Nigl. Violinist Sergei Dogadin appeared in his Concertgebouworkest debut, and from the orchestra’s own ranks, Leader Liviu Prunaru, violinist Sylvia Huang and Principal Trumpet Miroslav Petkov performed as soloists with the orchestra in its concert streams.

Highlights include Mozart’s Symphony No 34 (Fischer), Schubert’s Symphony No 3 (Harding), Debussy’s La mer (Mäkelä), Mahler’s Symphony No 4 (Tilling and Dudamel) and Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto (Levit and Pappano). 

There are also numerous archive performances as well as interviews with members of the orchestra and its administrative staff to watch too.

 

 

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