Music history comes to life when Concertgebouw Orchestra musicians perform works by all twelve composers immortalised on the name plaques on the walls of the Recital Hall.
Allegro moderato from String Quartet in G major
Ludwig van Beethoven
Adagio cantabile fomr ‘String Quartet in G major’
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Molto Allegro from ‘String Quartet nr. 14, KV 387’
String Trio, D471
Intermezzo from String Trio
Thema con variazioni from String Sextet No. 1
Moderato con moto from Strijkkwartet No. 6
Allegro moderato ma con fuoco from Octet in E flat major
Johann Sebastian Bach
Motet ‘Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied’, BWV 225
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About this concert
The names of twelve composers have been immortalised in the cartouches (or name plaques) on the walls above the arches in the Recital Hall. Music by all these composers features on this programme. You can expect classical music for string quartet by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, feverish, hallucinatory works by Schubert and Schumann, chamber music gems by Hiller, Brahms and Grieg, famous melodies by Saint-Saëns and Mendelssohn, and a jubilant finale by Bach.
With this concert, eight of the Concertgebouw Orchestra’s string players are expanding on the orchestral concerts conducted by Iván Fischer, who recently put together a programme featuring music by all the composers whose names are enshrined in the cartouches on the balconies lining the Main Hall.
Musicians of the Concertgebouw Orchestra perform their own programmes in the Recital Hall as part of the Close-up chamber music series. Each of these concerts is unique and performed only once as part of the series. It’s the very best way to experience the individual qualities of the orchestral musicians! These intimate concerts are organised by the Friends of the Concertgebouw and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.