On August 19th, the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century sadly bid farewell to Frans Brüggen at his solemn yet sober ceremony in the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam. After thirty-three years, the inspired collaboration with our friend
and founding father came to an end. His inspiration will remain with us and lead us in the years to come.
Kenneth Montgomery, Ed Spanjaard and Daniel Reuss will be the conductors during Tour 122. Together they will lead the Frans Brüggen Memorial Concerts in Rotterdam, Utrecht and Amsterdam. The program will include Mozart's Jupiter Symphony, Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 with Janusz Olejniczak, and Mozart's Mass in c minor in a new version from Clemens Kemme. Our contribution to the Cello Biennale will be conducted by Kenneth Montgomery with a program of Haydn, Boccherini and Schumann.
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Our dvd Five steps into... is now available and is a documentary about Kristian Bezuidenhout playing the five Beethoven piano concertos in November 2012 in Rotterdam, conducted by Frans Brüggen. Also available now is the double-cd For Our Ears Only with Kristian Bezuidenhout and Rosanne van Sandwijk in a Mozart program.
Please note that our website has recently been enriched with Annelies' Gallery and Albert's Gallery
The Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century is funded by an international group of friends
and through the generous support of the Fonds Podiumkunsten of the Netherlands.
Frans Brüggen's last recording