January 29, 2009
In English, its name translates to "concert building." Not exactly an awe-inspiring name. But among musicians, it's talked about with a certain reverence, awe. Amsterdam's Concertgebouw is, arguably, the finest concert hall in the world. Today, we'll hear its resident orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw, in performance. Pianist Severin von Eckardstein joins them for Beethoven's "Emperor" concerto.
Performance Today audio is available for seven days following broadcast.
"Funeral March of a Marionette"
The BBC Philharmonic with conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
George Frideric Handel
Allegro in C Minor and Andante in A Minor
The Frick Collection, New York City
Second Movement from String Quartet No. 3 in F
The Rossetti String Quartet
Healdsburg Community Church, Healdsburg, California
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat ("Emperor")
Pianist Severin von Eckardstein with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and conductor Paavo Jarvi
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Serenade, Op. 37
Cellist Steven Isserlis with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and conductor John Eliot Gardiner
Four Hungarian Dances
Pianists Jeremy Denk and Benjamin Hochman
Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, Bridgehampton, New York
Concerto for Double String Orchestra
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe with conductor Douglas Boyd
International Chamber Orchestra Festival, Saint Paul, Minnesota
"Cathedral Cave" and "Indigo Road"
Lutenist Ronn McFarlane