The classics

D Series

D Series - The classics


The classics

Eight concerts on different evenings all showcasing an undisputed classic.

D Series highlights

Eight undisputed classics are featured in the D Series this season, including the third suite from Handel’s Water Music, conducted by Emmanuelle Haïm who is making her first appearance with the Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest in a programme of music by Handel and Rameau. Handel’s music can, in fact, be heard on no fewer than three of the programmes in this series.

And speaking of Baroque music, veteran specialist Trevor Pinnock is conducting Bach’s St Matthew Passion. The Concertgebouw Orchestra’s performances of this workaround Easter have been an undisputed tradition since 1891. By way of the classical-era music of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, we arrive in the early twentieth century with Mahler’s Ninth Symphony. With its jazzy influences, Ravel’s atmospheric Piano Concerto in G major finds the perfect interpreter in Jean-Yves Thibaudet. And with Pulcinella, we come full circle, the Baroque having served as Stravinsky’s inspiration for this fantastic ballet music.


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