Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Hallowed Ground

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Concertgebouw Pekka Saarinen

In English, its name translates to "concert building." Not exactly an awe-inspiring name. But among musicians, it's talked about with a certain reverence, awe. Amsterdam's Concertgebouw is, arguably, the finest concert hall in the world. Today, we'll hear its resident orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw, in performance. Pianist Severin von Eckardstein joins them for Beethoven's "Emperor" concerto.