Iván Fischer conducts

All 17 composers immortalised on the Main Hall balconies

The musical history of the Concertgebouw and the orchestra comes to life when Iván Fischer conducts works by all seventeen composers whose names adorn the balconies.

Iván Fischer image: Akos Stiller
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The musical history of the Concertgebouw and the orchestra comes to life when Iván Fischer conducts works by all seventeen composers whose names adorn the balconies.

A unique programme full of new discoveries.

Concert programme

  • Antonín Dvorák

    Slavonic Dance

  • Willem Pijper

    Movements 3 and 4 from Six symphonic epigrams

  • Maurice Ravel

    Shéhérazade: La flûte enchantée

  • Max Reger

    Mariä Wiegenlied

  • Johan Wagenaar

    Sinfonietta: Allegro marciale

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    The Nutcracker: Trépak, Russina Dance

  • Bernard Zweers

    2nd movement Gijsbrecht from Aemstel suite

  • Anton Bruckner

    Symphony 'gilt nicht': Scherzo: Presto

  • -- interval --

  • Gustav Mahler

    Blumine

  • César Franck

    Psyché: Les jardins d'Eros

  • Alphons Diepenbrock

    Cinq mélodies: Clair de Lune

  • Claude Debussy

    Danse Profane for string orchestra and harp

  • Cornelis Dopper

    Symphony no. 7 "Zuiderzee": Humoreske

  • Richard Strauss

    Ich wollt ein Sträusslein binden

  • Julius Röntgen

    Symphonietta humoristica

  • Béla Bartók

    Concerto for Orchestra: Intermezzo interrotto

  • Igor Stravinsky

    Scherzo à la russe

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About this concert

Which composers’ names are immortalised on the cartouches (or name plaques) on the walls of the Main Hall? The selection says a lot about the musical history of The Concertgebouw and the orchestra, which comes to life when Iván Fischer conducts works by all seventeen composers whose names adorn the balconies. Well-known melodies are heard alongside unknown gems.

Soprano Anna Prohaska sings Richard Strauss’s ‘Ich wollt’ ein Sträusslein binden’, Diepenbrock’s ‘Clair de lune’, Reger’s ‘Mariae Wiegenlied’ and ‘La flûte enchantée’ from Ravel’s Shéhérazade. Among the instrumental works on the programme are Debussy’s Danse profane, Mahler’s Blumine, a movement from Doppers Zuiderzee Symphony, the Trepak from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker and Stravinsky’s Scherzo à la russe. It’s a unique programme full of new discoveries.