The Secret of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
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The Secret of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

(Judith van der Wel) The Low Countries – 2017, №25, pp. 134-141

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The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra isn’t just any orchestra. In 2008, it was voted the best orchestra in the world by the British magazine Gramophone. In 2015, in a new poll, the international critics of the classical music site named the Concertgebouw Orchestra the second best in the world. Such lists show that the Royal Concertgebouw is one of the top orchestras in the world. But what accounts for the excellence of this Amsterdam orchestra? How do these 120 musicians with diverse background and characters unite their sound into one orchestra? What is their secret?

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