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    1. September 5, 2014

      The Slow Lane: Peaks and Promenades

      ...even more closely. In any case, Bernard Haitink’s performance of Mahler’s...an exercise in close listening. Haitink, now 85, says his view of Mahler has...may not sound much. But watching Haitink leaning forward in his characteristic...By Harry Eyres

    2. August 18, 2014

      BBC Proms: ‘Meld’ and LSO/Haitink, Royal Albert Hall, London – review

      ...would be to underestimate conductor Bernard Haitink and the London Symphony Orchestra...loving, sprightly (what vitality Haitink has at 85). Their Mahler, a...darker clouds in the music that Haitink did not explore, but the LSO...By Richard Fairman

    3. July 14, 2014

      Boston Symphony Orchestra/Nelsons, Tanglewood, Massachusetts – review

      ...2011, the orchestra has carried on under the custodial care of such senior maestros as Christoph von Dohnányi, Bernard Haitink, Kurt Masur and Charles Dutoit and also performed under other contenders for the post until Nelsons’ appointment...By George Loomis

    1. February 7, 2014

      A celebration of the Monteverdi Choir and its creator, John Eliot Gardiner

      ...instrument conductors have gone on to conduct the great symphony orchestras. Even old-style conductors, such as Bernard Haitink and the much-missed Claudio Abbado, not to mention mainstream maestros such as Simon Rattle and Vladimir Jurowski...By Richard Fairman

    2. October 2, 2013

      Orchestra Mozart/Haitink, Royal Festival Hall, London – review

      ...high-profile replacements? That Bernard Haitink and Maria João Pires were available...s symphonic music better than Haitink, but until the third movement...Philharmonic, decades ago. That Haitink’s hands were tied here was...By Andrew Clark

    3. October 19, 2012

      When perfection isn’t enough

      ...with spark and a wonderful improvisatory freshness (at moments I felt the rich-sounding Vienna Philharmonic under Bernard Haitink was moving at a statelier gait). I caught that concert on the radio, but I was in the Albert Hall in 2008 when Perahia...By Harry Eyres

    4. September 9, 2012

      BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London

      ...Orchestra has rarely sounded better. At the age of 83, Bernard Haitink is one of the most practical conductors in the business and it...or horns with that distinctive Viennese quality. Haitink’s wisdom was simply to let them play at their best...By Richard Fairman

    5. June 23, 2012

      Fritz Wunderlich: Early recordings

      ...performance of Janácek’s Osud (Fate) and a Dutch radio performance of Die Zauberflöte conducted by the 29-year-old Bernard Haitink. The Janácek is worth a spin, not so much for Wunderlich, who sings a minor role, as for the Stuttgart ensemble...By Andrew Clark

    6. June 15, 2012

      The modern maestro

      ...Adams’ Short Ride in a Fast Machine, and he is clearly in tune with it. Such music is lost on veterans such as Bernard Haitink. Unlike Rattle and Dudamel, the 83-year-old Dutchman learnt his Beethoven and Berlioz out of the limelight...By Andrew Clark

    7. April 24, 2012

      Missa Solemnis, Barbican, London

      ...the first of the three concerts of this year’s residency, the other two to be conducted by Mariss Jansons and Bernard Haitink. It is worth remembering that, long before he crossed over to conduct major symphony orchestras, Harnoncourt was...By Richard Fairman

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