Extase X Gurrelieder

Documentary and concert movie

Relive the incredible project from 2011 with 356 musicians conducted by Reinbert de Leeuw in this livestream.  

On March 23, 2011, de Doelen was the scene of an incredible project: 356 musicians took to the stage for the performance of Arnold Schönberg's Gurrelieder. The preparations and the final concert of this unique performance conducted by Reinbert de Leeuw was followed by Carine Bijlsma, resulting in the documentary Extase.

On February 14, 2021, it will be exactly one year since Reinbert de Leeuw passed away. As a great champion of Schönberg's music, performing the Gurrelieder for De Leeuw was a dream come true. This online broadcast is an ode to the composer and conductor.

The online stream will have two time slots. First the documentary Extase will be screened, followed by a Q&A with documentary filmmaker Carine Bijlsma and finally we will livestream the concert. Free to view from home!

Reserve a time slot and receive the link for the online broadcast by e-mail. 

‘This film captures the transcendent power of music through the journey of an impassioned conductor and instills in the viewer a belief in the necessity of art in all of our lives.'

Judges panel Doxa Short Documentary Award 2012 about Extase

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Documentary Extase (35 min)  
Documentary by Carine Bijlsma  

(circa 10 min)  
Interview with Carine Bijlsma  

Concert movie Gurrelieder (1 uur en 52 min)  
Recording of Arnold Schönberg's Gurrelieder, performed in De Doelen in 2011 with 356 musicians conducted by Reinbert de Leeuw. 

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Denk ook aan een donatie. Dankzij deze bijdrage kunnen wij meer concerten, livestreams en evenementen organiseren in de Doelen. Wees onderdeel van cultuur!  

ik doneer met een tikkie 

meer weten over de donatiemogelijkheden 


Reinbert de Leeuw conductor | Daniel Kirch · Waldemar tenor  | Melanie Diener · Tove soprano  | Catherine Wyn-Rogers · Waldtaube mezzo-soprano  | Eberhard Francesco Lorenz · Klaus-Narr tenor | Andrew Schroeder · Bauer baritone | Alexander Oliver · Sprecher baritone

Codarts Symphony Orchestra | Symfonieorkest van het Koninklijk Conservatorium, Koor van het Koninklijk Conservatorium en Codarts | Brabant Koor | Toonkunstkoor Amsterdam | Wiecher Mandemaker choirmaster


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