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Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice re-interpreted

Just out: Een os op het dak: moderne muziek na 1900 in vogelvlucht. The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra joined forces with International Theatre Amsterdam (ITA) and director Ivo van Hove for a re-interpretation of the famous novella Death in Venice, by … Continue reading

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Lotta Wennäkoski on her Flute Concerto Soie: ‘You can hear the silkworms swarming’

The Finnish Lotta Wennäkoski needs images to compose. Her Flute Concerto Soie is inspired by the tactile qualities of cotton, linen and silk. The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and flutist Kersten McCall present the Dutch premiere in March 2019. There is … Continue reading

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George Benjamin: ‘I appreciate detail and spontaneous incursion’

Just out: ‘Een os op het dak: moderne muzizek na 1900 in vogelvlucht’. Despite VAT increase still available for € 14,95. In 2015 George Benjamin, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, female singers of the Dutch Chamber Choir and countertenor Bejun Mehta … Continue reading

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Guillaume Connesson: ‘I used a 12tone-row to create an icy atmosphere’

The French composer Guillaume Connesson (1970) writes colourful music that speaks directly to the heart. Like many of his peers he is not preoccupied with innovation per se, but seeks inspiration in the entire treasure trove of musical history. In … Continue reading

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Matthias Pintscher makes debut with Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

The German Matthias Pintscher (Marl, 1971) makes his debut as a conducting composer with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. On Thursday 1 February he conducts the programme Japanese impressions, with works by Noriko Baba, Toru Takemitsu and Claude Debussy. The next … Continue reading

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Peter Eötvös composes organ concerto based on string theory

On October 19, Peter Eötvös will conduct the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

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Composer Ryan Wigglesworth: ‘Technique is a tool for expression’

Ryan Wigglesworth (Sheffield, 1979) is considered one of the most important British musicians of his generation. He is composer in residence at the English National Opera and first guest conductor of the Hallé Orchestra. On 11 and 12 May he … Continue reading

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