Bernard Haitink has Passed Away

Bernard Haitink, the internationally known Dutch conductor, has passed away at age 92.

Mr. Haitink was born in Amsterdam on March 4th, 1929 to Willem Haitink and Anna Clara Verschaffelt.

Mr Haitink was a long time conductor, and would serve as Principal Conductor or Music Director of many orchestras and opera companies around the world, including:

He would start conducting in 1954, with the Netherlands Radio Union Orchestra (Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra.)

Mr. Haitink recorded many works, including the entire symphonies of Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Bruckner, Mahler and Vaughan Williams; all five piano concertos of Beethoven, two piano concertos by Brahms; all of Debussy‘s orchestral works; two of Elgar‘s symphonies; as well as operas, including Tannhäuser[58] and Der Ring des Nibelungen.

Mr. Haitink received many awards, including:

Mr. Haitink retired in September 2019. He conducted 90 performances at The Proms.

Mr. Haitink died on October 21st, 2021 at his home in London. He was married four times and had five children.

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