100th anniversary of the Concertgebouw

The facade of the world famous Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Netherlands at night (© WikiCommons/Massimo Catarinella)

The Royal Concertgebouw is one of the world’s greatest concert halls, renowned for its nearly perfect acoustics, and the host to performances by some of the most memorable musicians of the 20th century: from Gustav Mahler (1860-1911), Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), Bernard Haitink and Jessye Norman (1945-2015) to Louis Armstrong (1901-1971) and pop music legends. It is also home to one of Europe’s greatest orchestras.

Producer: Nevil Gray

Broadcast: September 27, 1988