Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

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Active: 1888 - ; Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, or, as it is often called, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra, was founded in 1888, its first concert taking place on November 3 of that year. Concertgebouw means concert hall in Dutch, and the ensemble adopted that name from the lavish site where it has been based since 1888. The building, known for its splendid acoustics, houses a large auditorium (the Grote Zaal) and a small one (Kleine Zaal).

The
Read more Orchestra's first conductor was Willem Kes, who enforced a common etiquette on Dutch audiences previously unobserved: eating, late arrivals, and talking during performance were banned. Kes built the orchestra into a fine one, even if it still fell short of world-class caliber. Upon Kes' departure in 1895, the legendary Willem Mengelberg was appointed music director. He would serve for nearly 50 years in that capacity, molding the orchestra into a first-rate ensemble and making many famous recordings with the group.

During his reign Mengelberg took sabbaticals to conduct other orchestras in Europe and America, including the New York Philharmonic. During his absences, other conductors were engaged to serve as substitutes, including Pierre Monteux and Bruno Walter. While Mengelberg was highly respected and his orchestra widely admired, the repertory tended to be somewhat narrow, focusing largely on the Germanic sphere, especially on Beethoven and Richard Strauss. But he conducted works by Gustav Mahler, and the orchestra featured appearances by Rachmaninov and Prokofiev in performances of their works.

During World War II, Mengelberg sided with the Nazis, and after 1945 was banned from conducting the ensemble for six years. That same year Eduard van Beinum was appointed his successor. He broadened the repertory and maintained the orchestra's high performance standards during his 14 years on the podium. He died in 1959 during a rehearsal, and for the next four years, leadership of the orchestra was shared by Eugen Jochum and Bernard Haitink. Haitink was appointed chief conductor in 1963 and served in that capacity until 1988. During his tenure, the orchestra made numerous highly acclaimed tours and recordings.

Haitink's successor was Riccardo Chailly, who further broadened the repertory of the orchestra, and like his predecessors, produced a spate of critically acclaimed recordings. In 2004, Mariss Jansons was appointed conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Today the ensemble consists of 120 players and is widely considered one of the finest orchestras in the world. Read less

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Active: 1888 - ; Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, or, as it is often called, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra, was founded in 1888, its first concert taking place on November 3 of that year. Concertgebouw means concert hall in Dutch, and the ensemble adopted that name from the lavish site where it has been based since 1888. The building, known for its splendid acoustics, houses a large auditorium (the Grote Zaal) and a small one (Kleine Zaal).

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WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Ouverture
Act I Scene 1: Introduction - Hojohe! Hallojo! Hojoha! Ho! (Chorus)
Act I Scene 1: Mit Gewitter und Sturm aus fernem Meer (Steuermann)
Act I Scene 2: Aria: Die Frist ist um (Hollander)
Act I Scene 2: Wie oft in Meeres tiefsten Schlund (Hollander)
Act I Scene 3: Duet: He! Holla! Steuermann! (Daland, Steuermann)
Act I Scene 3: Durch Sturm und bosen Wind verschlagen (Hollander)
Act I Scene 3: Wie? Hort' ich recht? Meine Tochter sein Weib? (Daland)
Act I Scene 3: Sudwind! Sudwind! (Steuermann)
Act I Scene 3: Mit Gewitter und Sturm (Chorus)
Act II Scene 4: Summ und brumm, du gutes Radchen (Chorus)
Act II Scene 4: Du boses Kind, wenn du nicht spinnst (Mary)
Act II Scene 4: Johohoe! Traft ihr das Schiff im Meere an (Senta)
Act II Scene 4: Ach! Wo weilt sie (Chorus)
Act II Scene 4: Senta! Senta! Willst du mich verderben? (Erik)
Act II Scene 5: Duet: Bleib, Senta! Bleib nur einen Augenblick! (Erik, Senta)
Act II Scene 5: Senta! Lass dir vertraun (Erik)
Act II Scene 6: Mein Kind, du siehst mich auf der Schwelle (Daland)
Act II Scene 6: Act II: Mogst du, mein Kind, den fremden Mann willkommen heissen (Daland)
Act II Scene 6: Wie aus der Ferne langst vergang'ner Zeiten (Hollander)
Act II Scene 6: Wirst du des Vaters Wahl nicht schelten? (Hollander)
Act II Scene 6: Ein heil'ger Balsam meinen Wunden (Hollander)
Act II Scene 6: Verzeiht! Mein Volk halt draussen sich nicht mehr (Daland)
Act III: Entr'acte
Act III Scene 7: Steuermann, lass die Wacht! (Chorus)
Act III Scene 7: Mein! Seht doch an! Sie tanzen gar! (Madchen, Herren, Steuermann)
Act III Scene 7: Johohohe, Johohohe! Hoe! Hoe! (Chorus)
Act III Scene 8: Was musst' ich horen (Erik, Senta)
Act III Scene 8: Cavatina: Willst jenes Tags du nicht dich mehr entsinnen (Erik)
Act III Scene 8: Verloren! Ach, verloren! Ewig verlor'nes Heil! (Hollander)
Act III Scene 8: Erfahre das Geschick, vor dem ich dich bewahr'! (Hollander)
1. Miniature Overture
March
Dance Of The Sugar-Plum Fairy
Russian Dance (Trepak)
Arabian Dance (Coffee)
Chinese Dance (Tea)
Dance Of The Reed-Pipes
3. Waltz Of The Flowers
1. Allegro tranquillo
2. Adagio cantabile ma non tanto
3. Scherzo (Allegro scherzando giocoso)
4. Finale (Andante lugubre - Allegro maestoso)
1. Andante sostenuto - Allegro vivo
2. Andantino marziale, quasi moderato
3. Scherzo. Allegro molto vivace - Trio. L'istesso tempo
4. Finale. Moderato assai - Allegro vivo - Presto
1. Introduzione e Allegro
2. Alla tedesca (Allegro moderato)
3. Andante elegiaco
4. Scherzo (Allegro vivo)
5. Finale (Allegro con fuoco)
1. Andante sostenuto - Moderato con anima - Moderato assai, quasi Andante - Allegro vivo
2. Andantino in modo di canzone
3. Scherzo. Pizzicato ostinato - Allegro
4. Finale (Allegro con fuoco)
1. Andante - Allegro con anima
2. Andante cantabile, con alcuna licenza - Moderato con anima
3. Valse (Allegro moderato)
4. Finale (Andante maestoso - Allegro vivace)
1. Adagio - Allegro non troppo
2. Allegro con grazia
3. Allegro molto vivace
4. Finale (Adagio lamentoso - Andante)
1. Lento lugubre - Moderato con moto - Andante
2. Vivace con spirito
3. Andante con moto
4. Allegro con fuoco
1. Allegro non troppo
2. Andante tranquillo
3. Allegro molto
1. Introduzione (Andante non troppo - Allegro vivace
2. Giuoco della coppie (Allegretto scherzando)
3. Elegia (Andante, non troppo)
4. Intermezzo interrotto (Allegretto)
5. Finale (Pesante - Presto)
1. Allegro ma non troppo
2. Larghetto -
3. Rondo (Allegro)
1. Feierlich. Misterioso
2. Scherzo (Bewegt lebhaft) - Trio (Schnell) - Scherzo da capo
3. Adagio (Langsam, feierlich)
1. Nuages
2. Fętes
3. Sirčnes
1. From Dawn Till Noon On The Sea (De l'aube ŕ midi sur la mer)
2. Play Of The Waves (Jeux de vagues)
3. Dialogue Of The Wind And The Sea (Dialogue du vent et de la mer)
1. Allegro moderato
2. Andante con moto
1. Allegro energico, ma non troppo. Heftig aber Markig
2. Scherzo (Wuchtig)
3. Andante moderato
4. Finale (Allegro moderato)
1. Andante comodo -
- Mit Wut (Allegro risoluto) -
-Tempo I
2. Im Tempo eines gemächlichen Ländlers. Etwas täppisch und sehr derb -
-Poco piů mosso subito -
-Ländler, ganz langsam
3. Rondo. Burleske (Allegro assai. Sehr trotzig -
-Presto
4. Adagio (Sehr langsam)
1. Adagio - vivace assai
2. Adagio
3. Menuetto (Allegretto)
4. Finale (Vivace)
1. Adagio - Allegro
2. Andante
3. Menuetto (Allegretto)
4. Finale (Vivace)
1. Andante - Allegro ma non troppo
2. Andante con moto
3. Scherzo (Allegro vivace)
4. Allegro vivace
Der Held
Des Helden Widersacher
Des Helden Gefährtin
Des Helden Walstatt
Des Helden Friedenswerke
Des Helden Weltflucht und Vollendung
1. Allegro moderato
2. Canzonetta (Andante)
3. Finale (Allegro vivacissimo)
1. Allegro molto appassionato
2. Andante
3. Allegro non troppo - Allegro molto vivace
1. Vorspiel (Allegro moderato)
2. Adagio
3. Finale (Allegro energico)
1. Allegro tranquillo
2. Adagio cantabile ma non tanto
3. Scherzo (Allegro scherzando giocoso)
4. Finale (Andante lugubre - Allegro maestoso)
1. Andante sostenuto - Allegro vivo
2. Andantino marziale, quasi moderato
3. Scherzo. Allegro molto vivace - Trio. L'istesso tempo
4. Finale. Moderato assai - Allegro vivo - Presto
1. Allegro con brio - Un poco sostenuto - Tempo I
2. Andante
3. Poco allegretto
4. Allegro
Introduction
Dance of the Firebird
Variation of the Firebird
Round Dance of the Princesses
Infernal Dance of King Kaschei
Berceuse
Finale
1. Des profondeurs de l'abîme, je crie vers toi, Seigneur: Écoute ma voix!
2. Le Christ, ressuscité des morts, ne meurt plus; la mort n'a plus sur lui d'empire
3. L'heure vient oů les morts entendront la voix du Fils de Dieu
4. Ils ressusciteront, glorieux, avec un nom nouveau - dans le concert joyeux des étoiles et les acclamations des fils du ciel
5. Et j'entendis la voix d'une foule immense...
Part I, Veni, creator spiritus: Veni, creator spiritus -
Part I, Veni, creator spiritus: Imple superna gratia -
Part I, Veni, creator spiritus: Infirma nostri corporis -
Part I, Veni, creator spiritus: Accende lumen sensibus -
Part I, Veni, creator spiritus: Veni, creator spiritus -
Part I, Veni, creator spiritus: Gloria sit Patri Domino
Part II, Final Scene from Faust: Poco adagio -
Part II, Final Scene from Faust: Ewiger Wonnebrand -
Part II, Final Scene from Faust: Wie Felsenabgrund mir zu Fussen -
Part II, Final Scene from Faust: Gerettet ist das edle Glied -
Part II, Final Scene from Faust: Uns bleibt ein Erdenrest - Hier ist die Aussicht frei -
Part II, Final Scene from Faust: Hochste Herrscherin der Welt! -
Part II, Final Scene from Faust: Dir, der Unberuhrbaren -
Part II, Final Scene from Faust: Bei der Liebe, die den Fussen -
Part II, Final Scene from Faust: Neige, neige, du Ohnegleiche -
Part II, Final Scene from Faust: Komm! Hebe dich -
Part II, Final Scene from Faust: Blicket auf zum Retterblick -
Part II, Final Scene from Faust: Alles Vergangliche ist nur ein Gleichnis
1. Ręveries. Passions (Largo - Allegro agitato ed appassionato assai)
2. Un bal (Valse: Allegro non troppo)
3. Scčne aux champs (Adagio)
4. Marche au supplice (Allegretto non troppo)
5. Songe d'une nuit du Sabbat (Larghetto - Allegro - Ronde du Sabbat: Poco meno mosso)
1. Allegro maestoso
2. Poco adagio
3. Scherzo (Vivace)
4. Finale (Allegro)
1. Adagio - Allegro molto
2. Largo
3. Scherzo (Molto vivace)
4. Allegro con fuoco
1. Adagio - Vivace assai
2. Andante
3. Menuet (Allegro molto)
4. Finale (Allegro di molto)
1. Adagio - Presto
2. Andante
3. Menuet (Allegretto) - Trio
4. Finale (Vivace)
1. Adagio - Allegro
2. Andante
3. Menuet (Allegro)
4. Finale (Spiritoso)
Introduction
Kashchei's enchanted garden
Appearance of the Firebird pursued by Ivan Tsarevich
Dance of the Firebird
Ivan Tsarevich captures the Firebird
Supplication of the Firebird
Game of the Princesses with the golden apples
Sudden appearance of Ivan Tsarevich
Round dance of the Princesses
Daybreak
Magic carillon, appearance of Kashchei's guardian monsters and capture of Ivan Tsarevich
Dance of Kashchei's retinue under the spell of the Firebird
Infernal dance of all Kashchei's subject's
Lullaby of the Firebird
Collapse of Kashchei's palace and dissolution of all enchantments - Reanimation of the petrified prisoners - General rejoicing
I. Moderato
II. Allegro
III. Allegretto
IV. Andante - Allegro
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in G minor Op. 26: I. Vorspiel (Allegro moderato) -
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in G minor Op. 26: II. Adagio
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in G minor Op. 26: III. Finale (Allegro energico)
I. Allegro ma non troppo
II. Larghetto
III. Rondo: Allegro
Debussy: Danses for Harp and Orchestra - 1. Danse sacrée
Debussy: Danses for Harp and Orchestra - 2. Danse profane
1. Danse sacrée
2. Danse profane
I. Allegretto
II. Adagio
III. Allegretto
IV. Adagio
The Shrovetide Fair - The Crowds - The Conjuring-trick
Russian Dance
Petrouchka's Room
The Moor's Room - Dance of the Ballerina
Waltz (The Ballerina and the Moor)
The Shrovetide Fair (Evening)
Dance of the Wet-nurses
Dance of the Peasant and the Bear
The Merchant and the Gipsies
Dance of the Coachmen and the Grooms
The Masqueraders
The Scuffle
Death of Petrouchka
The Police and the Charlatan
Apparition of Petrouchka's Ghost
1. Ouverture: Allegro moderato
2. Serenata: Larghetto: "Mentre l'erbetta"
3. Scherzino: Allegro
4. Allegro
5. Andantino
6. Allegro
7. Ancora poco meno: "Contento forse vivere"
8. Allegro assai
9. Allegro - alla breve: "Con queste paroline"
10. Andante: "Sento dire no'ncč pace"
11. Allegro: "Ncč sta quaccuna po" - "Una te falan" zemp
12. Presto: "Una te fa la zemprece"
13. Allegro - alla breve
14. Tarantella
15. Andantino: "Se tu m'ami"
16. Allegro
17. Gavotta con due variazioni
18 Vivo
19. Tempo di minuetto: "Pupillette, fiammette d'amore"
20. Allegro assai
1. Birth of Apollo
2. Variation of Apollo (Apollo and the Muses)
3. Pas d'action (Apollo and the 3 Muses)
4. Variation of Calliope (the Alexandrine)
5. Variation of Polyhymnia
6. Variation of Terpsichore
7. Variation of Apollo
8. Pas de deux (Apollo and Terpsichore)
9. Coda
10. Apotheosis
I. Kraftig - Entschieden
II. Tempo di menuetto. Sehr massig
III. Comodo. Scherzando. Ohne Hast
IV. Sehr langsam. Misterioso
V. Lustig im Tempo und keck im Ausdruck
VI. Langsam. Ruhevoll. Empfunden
Prelude
"Si puň? Signore! Signori!"
"Son qua! Ritornano"
"Un grande spettacolo!"
"Un tal gioco, credetemi"
"I zampognari!"
Qual fiamma avea nel guardo..Stridono lassů
"Sei lŕ" - "So ben che difforme" - "Oh! lasciami"
"Nedda! Silvio, a quest'ora"
"Decidi il mio destin"
Non mi...tentar
"E allor perché, di', tu m'hai stregato"
"Cammina adagio" - "Derisione e scherno!" - "Padron! che fate!"
"Recitar!" - "Vesti la giubba"
Intermezzo
"Presto, affrettiamoci"
"Pagliaccio, mio marito"
Di fare il segno convenuto
"Arlecchin! Colombina!" - "Prendi questo narcotico"
"Versa il filtro ne la tazza sua!"
"No, Pagliaccio non son" - "Suvvia, cosi terribile"
Bartók: Concerto for 2 Pianos, Percussion, and Orchestra, Sz.115 - Assai lento - Allegro molto
Bartók: Concerto for 2 Pianos, Percussion, and Orchestra, Sz.115 - Lento ma non troppo
Bartók: Concerto for 2 Pianos, Percussion, and Orchestra, Sz.115 - Allegro ma non troppo
Mahler: Symphony No.1 In D - 1. Langsam. Schleppend
Mahler: Symphony No.1 In D - 2. Kräftig bewegt
Mahler: Symphony No.1 In D - 3. Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen
Mahler: Symphony No.1 In D - 4. Stürmisch bewegt
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11 - 1. Allegro maestoso
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11 - 2. Romance (Larghetto)
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11 - 3. Rondo (Vivace)
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21 - 1. Maestoso
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21 - 2. Larghetto
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21 - 3. Allegro vivace
1. Maestoso - Poco piů moderato
2. Adagio
3. Rondo (Allegro non troppo)
1. Allegro non troppo
2. Allegro appassionato
3. Andante - Piů adagio
4. Allegretto grazioso - Un poco piů presto
Theme: "Chorale St. Antoni"
Variation I: Poco piů animato
Variation II: Piů vivace
Variation III: Con moto
Variation IV: Andante con moto
Variation V: Vivace
Variation VI: Vivace
Variation VII: Grazioso
Variation VIII: Presto non troppo
Finale: Andante
1. Allegro non troppo
2. Adagio
3. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace - Poco piů presto
1. Allegro
2. Andante
3. Vivace non troppo - Poco meno allegro - Tempo I
1. Allegro molto
2. Scherzo (Allegro non troppo) - Trio (Poco piů moto)
3. Adagio non troppo
4. Menuetto I-II
5. Scherzo (Allegro)
6. Rondo (Allegro)
1. Allegro moderato
2. Scherzo (Vivace)
3. Adagio non troppo
4. Quasi menuetto - Trio
5. Rondo (Allegro)
1. Un poco sostenuto - Allegro - Meno allegro
2. Andante sostenuto
3. Un poco allegretto e grazioso
4. Adagio - Piu andante - Allegro non troppo, ma con brio - Piu allegro
1. Allegro non troppo
2. Adagio non troppo - L'istesso tempo, ma grazioso
3. Allegretto grazioso ( Quasi andantino) - Presto ma non assai
4. Allegro con spirito
1. Allegro con brio - Un poco sostenuto - Tempo I
2. Andante
3. Poco allegretto
4. Allegro
1. Allegro non troppo
2. Andante moderato
3. Allegro giocoso - Poco meno presto - Tempo I
4. Allegro energico e passionato - Piů allegro
Requiem aeternam (Vocal Quartet, Chorus)
Graduale (Soprano, Chorus)
Dies irae (Chorus)
Tuba mirum (Alto, Tenor, Bass, Chorus)
Quid sum miser (Vocal Quartet, Chorus)
Recordare, Jesu pie (Vocal Quartet)
Confutatis maledictis (Chorus)
Lacrimosa (Vocal Quartet, Chorus)
Offertorium (Vocal Quartet, Chorus)
Hostias (Vocal Quartet, Chorus)
Sanctus (Vocal Quartet, Chorus)
Pie Jesu (Vocal Quartet, Chorus)
Agnus Dei (Vocal Quartet, Chorus)
I. Allegro con brio
II. Adagio
III. Allegretto grazioso - Molto vivace
IV. Allegro ma non troppo
1. Langsam. Schleppend
2. Kräftig bewegt
3. Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen
4. Stürmisch bewegt
1. Andante comodo
2. Im Tempo eines gemächlichen Ländlers. Etwas täppisch und sehr derb -
3. Rondo. Burleske (Allegro assai. Sehr trotzig -
4. Adagio (Sehr langsam)
1. Bedächtig. Nicht eilen - Recht gemächlich
2. In gemächlicher Bewegung. Ohne Hast
3. Ruhevoll (Poco adagio)
4. Sehr behaglich: "Wir genießen die himmlischen Freuden"
1. Allegro maestoso
2. Romance (Larghetto)
3. Rondo (Vivace)
1. Maestoso
2. Larghetto
3. Allegro vivace
1. Allegro con brio
2. Largo
3. Rondo (Allegro scherzando)
I. Mehr langsam, misterioso
II. Adagio. Bewegt, quasi andante
III. Scherzo: Ziemlich schnell
IV. Finale: Allegro


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