Week of January 12, 2009
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Daniele Gatti, conductor
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral)
Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra
Several weeks ago, the classical music magazine, Gramophone, picked the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra as the world's best. The self-deprecating Dutch were surprised at the honor. They shouldn't have been. One listen and you'll see why they got the nod.
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Ludwig van Beethoven