Klaus Mäkelä

Concertgebouworkest / Klaus Mäkelä

The top orchestra from Amsterdam and Klaus Mäkelä present two highlights from the Russian symphonic repertoire. Video available until 13 Feb 2022.

Klaus Mäkelä is only 25, and already belongs to the top league of international rostrum stars. He has been chief conductor of the Oslo Philharmonic since 2020, and 2022 sees him take up another top position as music director of the Orchestre de Paris. Parallel to these responsibilities, the Helsinki native also conducts other leading classical orchestras such as the Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam,whose silken sound and flexibility bring it a widespread reputation as one of the world's very best orchestras.

This outstanding team comes to Hamburg with two key works of the symphonic repertoire: Shostakovich's epic Sixth Symphony with its movements rich in contrast stirred up dissent in the ranks of Soviet music  critics in 1939, while Tchaikovsky's melancholy and passionate Sixth, nicknamed the »Pathétique«, is one of the biggest symphonic hits in music history. He completed the score just a few days before his sudden death, making it a moving farewell to the world.

Video on Demand available until 13 Feb 2022.



conductor Klaus Mäkelä


Dmitri Schostakowitsch
Symphony No. 6 in B minor op. 54

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Piotr I. Tschaikowsky
Symphony No. 6 in B minor op. 74 »Pathétique«

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Klaus Mäkelä vor der Elbphilharmonie
Klaus Mäkelä in front of the Elbphilharmonie © Philipp Seliger


During the 2021/2022 season, Klaus Mäkelä is putting on a cycle of the complete Sibelius symphonies together with the Oslo Philharmonic.

Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam
Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam © Simon van Boxtel

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