Bernard Haitink

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Mahler: Symphonies 1-10 review | Andrew Clements's classical album of the week
This mammoth undertaking, of all of Mahler’s symphonies with different conductors over the last decade, brings variable musical results

Andrew Clements

18, Feb, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Top 10 classical music events of 2019
A great conductor took his leave at the Proms, Britten’s music triumphed on and off stage, and Rattle continued to take the LSO to new heights

Andrew Clements, Erica Jeal, Rian Evans and Tim Ashley

18, Dec, 2019 @11:36 AM

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The week in classical: Proms 60 & 59 review – Haitink bows out in style
With a minimum of fuss, to momentous effect, Bernard Haitink conducted his final UK concert taking risks to the last

Fiona Maddocks

07, Sep, 2019 @11:00 AM

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Prom 60: Vienna Phil/Ax/Haitink review – a beautiful, masterful farewell
Bernard Haitink chose Beethoven and Bruckner for his final UK concert. His flowing and authoritative interpretation of the latter’s 7th symphony foregrounded the music’s beauty but not at the expense of structure

Erica Jeal

04, Sep, 2019 @10:42 AM

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The week in classical: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk; Kátya Kabanová; Haitink at 90 – review
Birmingham Opera Company excels with an unforgettable Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. At Scottish Opera, a great season for Kátya Kabanová continues

Fiona Maddocks

16, Mar, 2019 @3:00 PM

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LSO/Haitink – the clarity of the music-making never faltered
The conductor may be 90, but the years fell away in a sparkling two hours of cogent Mozart and magisterial Bruckner

Martin Kettle

11, Mar, 2019 @12:30 PM

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Queens and aces: the best classical music of 2019
There’s a year-long celebration of female composers, a brand new festival of contemporary music – and it’s birthday time for Berlioz

Andrew Clements

01, Jan, 2019 @3:01 PM

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The top 10 classical shows of 2017
A magisterial Monteverdi cycle, Oliver Knussen’s adventures in haiku – and a hero’s return for Simon Rattle. Our critic picks his highlights

Andrew Clements

18, Dec, 2017 @6:00 AM

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LSO/Haitink review – an unblinkingly direct and compelling reading of Mahler 9
The 88-year-old conductor brought objectivity and power to Mahler with a faultless performance of his 9th symphony by the London Symphony Orchestra

Andrew Clements

24, May, 2017 @12:06 PM

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Berlin Phil: Europa Concerts 1991-2015 DVD review – a set of special things to savour
A quarter century of broadcast Europa Concerts are brought together in this extensive DVD set that features some exceptional performances

Andrew Clements

22, Jun, 2016 @2:00 PM

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Tom Service's top 10 classical concerts and operas of 2015
From surprise understudies at Covent Garden to a Proms series that brought Leif Ove Andsnes’s Beethoven saga to a joyful close, here is our classical critic’s pick of the year

Tom Service

17, Dec, 2015 @8:30 AM

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Gramophone awards honour Claudio Abbado with one final prize
Bernard Haitink, Paavo Järvi and Joseph Moog among other winners in the classical music magazine’s annual awards

Imogen Tilden

17, Sep, 2015 @7:28 PM

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