20. November 2008 · Comments Off on Hear The World’s Best · Categories: Links, News, Watch

In celebration of the Gramophone Awards’ selection of Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO) as the best symphony orchestra in the world, MonteVerdi.TV will broadcast Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, featuring soloist Mitsuko Uchida, from the RCO’s recent 120 year jubilee concert, on Saturday 22nd at 20:15 Central European Time (CET) on http://www.monteverdi.tv/rco
The concerto, one of the outstanding highlights from the RCO 120 year jubilee concert filmed on October 24th 2008, will be streamed in stunning 1.7MB quality and will be available free of charge on the English, Dutch, German, Japanese, Polish and Mandarin Chinese versions of the dedicated mini site.


So check ’em out and see if you agree! (What time is it here when it’s 20:15 CET? Guess I’ll have to check that out!)

I just went to the site, and you have to give them your email address to get your “ticket”. It says the video-on-demand is available until December 1. According to what is written there the broadcast is the 22nd, according to the pictured ticket it says 23rd. Hmmm. Oh well. I’ll catch it on demand anyway, I’m sure.