Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam

8, 9, 11 November 2017

Haydn Cello Concerto in C major

Tatjana Vassiljeva, cello

Gatti conducts Mahler 4

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November 2017 Wednesday 20:15
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
past concert
November 2017 Thursday 20:15
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
past concert
November 2017 Saturday 20:00
Alte Oper, Frankfurt
past concert

Chief conductor Daniele Gatti is leading his Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Mahler’s Fourth Symphony. Mahler himself led the Concertgebouw Orchestra in the Dutch premiere of the work in 1904. After the rustic first movement, the eerie second and the intimate third (several outbursts notwithstanding), we hear Chen Reiss with her angelic voice singing an ode to das himmlische Leben in the finale. The soprano solo, originally intended for the song cycle Des Knaben Wunderhorn, alternates with fast orchestral runs, as if angels are dancing in heaven.

Tatjana Vassiljeva was appointed principal cellist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in 2014. The Russian cellist is performing Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C major, a work long thought to have been lost. It was not until 1961 that the manuscript of Haydn’s animated, ingenious concerto was rediscovered in the archives of the Prague National Museum.

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before the concerts

Ticket holders attending the concerts on 8 and 9 November are invited to dine in the Concertgebouw’s Mirror Hall at 6.15 p.m, before the performance. Subscription holders will receive information on how to order dinners in August.


8 and 9 November

Smoked cot, potato and herb salad tian, lemon dill cream, salmon seaweed croquette, seaweed dressing

Pot au feu off sausage, shoulder merlan filet, pearl barley, carrot, oxtail sauce, creamed parsley puree

Pink lady apple cake with caramel sauce and mini fudge croutons

Coffee tea and sweet meats

Diet requests

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