Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Short Videos Collection

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Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (Het Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest, Amsterdam) Short Videos Collection
Highlights season 2014 - 2015

Highlights season 2013 - 2014

RCO 125 Tour

Featured Conductors: Daniele Gatti, Ivan Fischer, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Markus Stenz, Jan Willem de Vriend, Colin Davis, Zubin Mehta, Alan Gilbert, Nicolaus Harnoncourt, Esa Pekka Salonen, Iván Fischer, Kurt Masur, Daniel Harding

Mariss Jansons was welcomed as the orchestra’s sixth chief conductor in September 2004. Serving before him in that capacity were Willem Kes (chief conductor from 1888 to 1895), Willem Mengelberg (1895–1945), Eduard van Beinum (1945–1959), Bernard Haitink (1963–1988) and Riccardo Chailly (1988–2004). Willem Mengelberg laid the foundation for the orchestra’s acclaimed Mahler tradition. Eduard van Beinum introduced Bruckner’s symphonies and French music. The Christmas Matinee concerts conducted by Bernard Haitink and televised in many European countries earned him wide acclaim. Haitink was appointed honorary conductor in 1999. Conductor emeritus since 2004, Riccardo Chailly provided a great impetus to the programming of contemporary music and opera. Under the direction of Mariss Jansons, the orchestra has consistently focused on composers such as Bruckner, Mahler, Strauss and Brahms, as well as important twentieth-century composers like Shostakovich and Messiaen, to whom large-scale thematic projects have been devoted.

Some of the soloists

Familieconcert 2012

Historic footage

Four short interviews with Willem Jeths about his composition 'Scale' that he composed for the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Season 2010-2011

Asia Tour 2010

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