Close-up: Composers on the Wall

All composers on the cartouches in the Recital Hall

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.

Coraline Groen as a members of the Academy 2018/2019 in the Recital Hall of the Concertgebouw: Remus Rîmbu, viool; Coraline Groen, viool; Anna Maria Wünsch, altviool; Lauriane Chenais, harp; Lucía Mateo Calvo, contrabas; Victoria Constien, cello
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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.

Concert programme

  • Joseph Haydn

    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’

  • Franz Schubert

    String Trio, D471

  • Robert Schumann

    Geistervariationen: Thema

  • Ferdinand Hiller

    Intermezzo from String Trio

  • Johannes Brahms

    Thema con variazioni from String Sextet No. 1

  • Anton Rubinstein

    Moderato con moto from Strijkkwartet No. 6

  • Camille Saint-Saëns

    Danse macabre

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    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.