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Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 "Pastoral": I. Erwachen heiterer Empfindungen bei der Ankunft auf dem Lande. Allegro ma non trop Bernard Haitink, London Symphony Orchestra 11:39
Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64 : R. Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64 - 8. Auf blumige Wiesen Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink, Richard Strauss 01:58
Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 "Pastoral": V. Hirtengesang - Frohe und dankbare Gefühle nach dem Sturm. Allegretto Bernard Haitink, London Symphony Orchestra 09:36
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 "Choral": I. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bernard Haitink 17:19
Mozart: Don Giovanni, K. 527, Act 2: "Deh vieni all finestra" (Don Giovanni) Bernard Haitink, Thomas Allen 02:02
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43 : Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43 - Variation 8 Vladimir Ashkenazy, Philharmonia Orchestra, Bernard Haitink, Sergei Rachmaninov 00:34
Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending Bernard Haitink, Sarah Chang 13:33
Symphony No. 0 in D Minor, WAB 100 : Bruckner: Symphony No. 0 in D Minor, WAB 100 - 4. Finale (Moderato: Andante - Allegro vivace) Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink 09:46
Choral Fantasy in C Minor for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra, Op. 80 : Beethoven: Choral Fantasy in C Minor for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra, Op. 80 - II. Finale: a. Allegro - Meno allegro - Allegro mol Alfred Brendel, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Haitink 11:57
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43 : Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43 - Variation 15 Vladimir Ashkenazy, Philharmonia Orchestra, Bernard Haitink, Sergei Rachmaninov 01:09

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Biography

Acclaimed conductor Bernard Haitink CH KBE was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands on March 4, 1929. It was in Amsterdam where he studied violin and conducting at the city's conservatory. He began playing violin in orchestras prior to concentrating on the art of conducting whereupon he studied under the renowned German conductor Ferdinand Leitner. Bernard Haitink's conducting debut was in 1954 with the Netherlands Radio Union Orchestra and, within three years, he became the chief conductor of the orchestra. His services became in demand all over Europe including with the Dutch Concertgebouw Orchestra, widely acknowledged to be one of the world's finest ensembles. Bernard Haitink became a principal conductor of the Concertgebouw in 1961, a post he held securely until the early '80s when he threatened his resignation from the orchestra over proposed funding cuts from the Dutch government. The financial situation was eventually resolved, and he remained in the position until 1988. Outside the Netherlands, Bernard Haitink has been closely involved with many of the top American orchestras while closer to home he became a principal conductor of the London Philharmonic, a post which led to an honorary knighthood. Later, he went on to become director of the Glyndebourne Opera and the Royal Opera House. For the remainder of his life, Bernard Haitink remained a key figure in the international classical music community. During his career, he recorded an impressive catalog of titles including Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 (1965), Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (1981), Strauss: Daphne (1983), Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (1988), Stravinsky: The Great Ballets (1993), Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8 (2000), Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 (2013), and Brahms: Choral Works (2016). Bernard Haitink died on October 21, 2021, at the age of 92.