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Frans Brüggen (1934-2014)

Thu 21 Aug 2014

A photogallery remembering our Emeritus Conductor Frans Brüggen, including early pictures of him rehearsing the OAE.

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Remembering Frans Brüggen (1934-2014)

Fri 15 Aug 2014

Frans Bruggen

All of us at the OAE were very sad to hear the news of Emeritus Conductor Franz Brüggen, who passed away at the age of 79 earlier this week – a conductor who has had an association with the OAE almost since the Orchestra’s inception.

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Frans Brüggen 1934-2014

Wed 13 Aug 2014

We have heard the very sad news today that our Emeritus Conductor Frans Brüggen passed away this morning at the age of 79. A full statement will follow in the coming days.

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On the cusp of romance – listen again + first reviews

Wed 2 Nov 2011

Last night’s concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall with conductor Frans Bruggen (pictured) was broadcast live by BBC Radio 3 and you can listen to it again for the next 7 days.


We had lots of reaction to the concert on Twitter, with a few of our favourite reactions below, and there are reviews on Classical Source and in the Daily Telegraph.



was in wonderful concert by bruggen & @theoae. i enjoyed funny haydn 60, amazing weber horn concerto w natural horn! & lovely schubert 5.



Incredible performance of Weber’s Horn Concertino by Roger Montgomery with @theoae. Difficult! #livingdangerously



@theoae This Weber is astonishing but then should be used to the quality of your concerts by now! #rfh



That was AMAZING!! Roger Montgomery played Weber’s Concertino for horn on valveless horn with such cool wizardry! @theoae



Aamazing Horn Concerto at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Loving the period sound! #parp @theoae

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