Grote Zaal, Concertgebouw
Violin Concerto in D major, op.77Symphony no.2 in D major, op.73
Janine Jansen (violin)
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Bernard Haitink (conductor)
Two of Brahms’s greatest works in very fine performances in the Concertgebouw: a perfect choice for one of the hall’s 125th anniversary ‘jubilee concerts’. Without being oppressively nationalistic – the Chamber Orchestra of Europe is, after all, by its very nature anything but – it could reasonably be seen as a matter of Dutch pride too: hall, conductor, and soloist representing the very best of the Netherlands’ cultural life.