rolf verbeek conductor

NRC Culture diary conductor Rolf Verbeek

Photo: Melle Meivogel

Rolf Verbeek conducted a series of school concerts by the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra. 'A coach may shout his directions through the playing. A conductor does it with hands and facial expressions.' nrc-newspaper-20240627-5659934-rolf-verbeek-directs-nedpho-for-school-classes-I-want-to-learn-to-play-fiddle-this-is-better-than-monkey-town



Final excerpt from the first movement of Bruckner's 6th symphony, live at Podium Klassiek.


...Verbeek knows "his" Bruckner, unmistakably: an excellent performance - obviously within the given chamber musical context - and a recording that rings like a bell.


In front of the orchestra is the conductor. The conductor decides how the orchestra should play. Louder, softer, faster, slower, more brass, fewer violins, etcetera. But invisible...

Rolf Verbeek

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