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Bernard Haitink 90th birthday concert

The London Symphony Orchestra celebrates a milestone birthday of one of the greats of the conducting world, Bernard Haitink.

Recorded at the Barbican Hall, London

Presented by Martin Handley

The London Symphony Orchestra celebrates a milestone birthday of one of the greats of the conducting world, Bernard Haitink.

Mozart: Piano Concerto No 22

Interval

Bruckner: Symphony No 4

Till Fellner, piano
London Symphony Orchestra
Bernard Haitink, conductor

Bernard Haitink is revered alike by the musicians of the orchestras he conducts and the music-lovers in the audience. In a career spanning over 60 years, he has worked with the great ensembles and opera houses – the Concertgebouw Orchestra, Glyndebourne, the Royal Opera, the Staatskapelle Dresden and many others.

A week after his 90th birthday, the London Symphony Orchestra – with which he has a particularly special partnership – celebrates this milestone with the conductor himself. In the first half, soloist Till Fellner plays Mozart, before Haitink turns to Bruckner, a composer whose music has been at the centre of his career over the decades.

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2 hours, 28 minutes

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BERNARD HAITINK TALKS TO MARTIN HANDLEY

BERNARD HAITINK TALKS TO MARTIN HANDLEY

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