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From the Archives - Tribute to Bernard Haitink

Man with a baton in front of orchestra
Todd Rosenberg Photography
Conductor Bernard Haitink.

Dutch conductor Bernard Haitink died October 21, 2021 at 92 years old. With a fabulous career spanning over 60 years, he won the praise of audiences, critics, and his musician colleagues. This week on From the Archives, hear music he loved by Ravel, Brahms, Mozart and Mahler.

Compositions and Recordings

Alborada del Gracioso
by Maurice Ravel
Bernard Haitink with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Piano Concerto No. 2 - 1st mvt.
by Johannes Brahms
Bernard Haitink with the Vienna Philharmonic; Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano

Don Giovanni Overture
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Bernard Haitink with the London Philharmonic

Symphony No. 7 - Rondo Finale
by Gustav Mahler
Bernard Haitink with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Frank Byrne is the host of From the Archives on 91.9 Classical KC.
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