Eugen Jochum - Central Website (Revised)

Activities in Amsterdam - 1

November 1941: First Concerts in Amsterdam


Eugen Jochum around 1941

From the first concert with the Concertgebouw Orchestra onwards, Eugen Jochum convinced the Amsterdam press and public with his performances. In for that time typical rhetorics, his achievement were commented in the press.

The repertoire of the debut performance on Thursday November 13, 1941 was:

The second concert went on Sunday November 16, 1941 at 2 PM (and was by the way attended by my parents). A translation of the Dutch press comments on this concert is provided on a separate page.

These programs served very well to get an impression of the musical qualities of the man who was to conduct the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra in hundreds of beautiful performances for the next 45 years.


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