News of: Thursday, November 20 2008,
According to the authoritative British music magazine 'Gramophone', the Concertgebouworkest is the world's best orchestra.
According to the jury, the Royal Concertgebouworkest is the orchestra one of the last orchestras with a sound that is directly recognizable.
The jury consisted of a worldwide group of renowned music critics.
The next 4 in the list of orchestras are
2. Berliner Philharmoniker
3. Wiener Philharmoniker
4. London Symphony Orchestra
5. Chicago Symphony Orchestra
The Concertgebouworkest has the Amsterdam Concertgebouw theatre as its home base.