Bernard Haitink

Biography

Born: March 4, 1929   Country: Netherlands  
Born in 1929, Bernard Haitink is regarded as one of the finest conductors of the twentieth century: with a wide repertory, and meticulous, yet exciting, performances. He studied violin at Amsterdam Conservatory, and began his musical career as a violinist in the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic. At the Conservatory, he studied conducting with Felix Hupka, later taking conducting courses with Ferdinand Leitner. He was eventually named second Read more conductor with the Radio Union, leading four different orchestras or ensembles. He was promoted to principal conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic at the age of 27.

After a strong showing in a last-minute replacement at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw in Cherubini's Requiem in 1956, the Concertgebouw Orchestra frequently engaged him as a guest conductor. After Eduard van Beinum died, two conductors were named co-principal conductors of the Concertgebouw: Haitink (at 32 the youngest principal conductor ever), and the veteran Eugen Jochum. Two years later, Jochum left, leaving Haitink in charge. He became the principal conductor and then artistic director of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, retaining that position until 1979.

He also frequently conducted opera productions in England as music director of the Glyndebourne Festival (1977-1988). He became music director of the Royal Opera in Covent Garden (London) in 1987, and has seen the company through the difficult period when its house was closed for radical renovations through the end of the 1990s.

In 1988 his association with the Concertgebouw Orchestra ended when he resigned in protest over governmental economic measures that in his view, affected the quality of the orchestra. He has increased his guest appearances in the years since, appearing with the Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, of which he is the principal guest conductor. Reconciliation with the Concertgebouw occurred several years after his departure when the orchestra named him its Conductor Laureate, the first time the Concertgebouw has bestowed the title, in recognition of his great contribution to their history over a 30-year period. In 1999 they invited him to lead them in a set of Concertgebouw concerts called the "Carte Blanche" Series. In it he led the Royal Opera House Orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Dresden Staatkapelle, Berlin Philharmonic, European Union Youth Orchestra, and Netherlands Radio Orchestra, as well as the Concertgebouw Orchestra.

He has made a large quantity of records under a wide ranging repertory. These have included complete symphonies of Vaughan Williams, Mahler, Bruckner, Beethoven, Shostakovich, and Brahms, and many other works. He has won numerous awards, an honorary British knighthood, and the House Order of Orange-Nassau, given to him by the Queen of the Netherlands. Read less

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Biography

Born: March 4, 1929   Country: Netherlands  
Born in 1929, Bernard Haitink is regarded as one of the finest conductors of the twentieth century: with a wide repertory, and meticulous, yet exciting, performances. He studied violin at Amsterdam Conservatory, and began his musical career as a violinist in the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic. At the Conservatory, he studied conducting with Felix Hupka, later taking conducting courses with Ferdinand Leitner. He was eventually named second Read more
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TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Part I: Die Vorstellung des Chaos (The Representation of Chaos)
Part I: Im Anfange schuf Gott Himmel und Erde (In the beginning God created the Heaven and the earth)(Raphael, Uriel, Chorus)
Part I: Und der Geist Gottes (And the Spirit of God) (Chorus)
Part I: Nun schwanden vor dem heiligen Strahle (Now vanish before the holy beams) (Uriel, Chorus)
Part I: Und Gott machte das Firmament (And God made the firmament) (Raphael)
Part I: Chorus: Mit Staunen sieht das Wunderwerk (The marv'lous work beholds amaz'd (Gabriel)
Part I: Und Gott sprach: Es sammle sich das Wasser (And God said: Let the waters under the heaven) (Raphael)
Part I: Rollend in schaumenden Wellen (Rolling in foaming billows) (Raphael)
Part I: Und Gott sprach: Es bringe die Erde Gras hervor (And God said: Let all the earth bring forth grass) (Gabriel)
Part I: Nun beut die Flur das frische Grun (With verdure clad the fields appear) (Gabriel)
Part I: Und die himmlischen Heerscharen (And the Heav'nly host proclaimed the third day) (Uriel)
Part I: Stimmt an die Saiten (Awake the harp) (Chorus)
Part I: Und Gott sprach: Es seien Lichter an der Feste des Himmels (And God said: Let there be lights in the firmament of heaven) (Uriel)
Part I: In vollem Glanze steiget jetzt die Sonne (In splendour bright is rising now the sun) (Uriel)
Part I: Die Himmel erzahlen die Ehre Gottes (The heavens are telling the glory of God) (Gabriel, Uriel, Raphael, Chorus)
Part II: Und Gott sprach: Es bringe das Wasser in der Fulle hervor (And God said: Let the waters bring forth abundantly) (Gabriel)
Part II: Auf starkem Fittiche schwinget sich der Adler stolz (On mighty pens uplifted soars the eagle aloft) (Gabriel)
Part II: Und Gott schuf grosse Walfische (And God created great whales) (Raphael)
Part II: In holder Anmut stehn (Most beautiful appear) (Gabriel, Uriel, Raphael)
Part II: Der Herr ist gross (The Lord is great) (Gabriel, Uriel, Raphael, Chorus)
Part II: Und Gott sprach: Es bringe die Erde hervor lebende Geschopfe (And God said: Let the earth bring forth the living creature) (Raphael)
Part II: Gleich offnet sich der Erde Schoss (Straight opening her fertile womb) (Raphael)
Part II: Nun scheint in vollem Glanze der Himmel (Now heav'n in fullest glory shone) (Raphael)
Part II: Und Gott schuf den Menschen nach seinem Ebenbilde (And God created man in his own image) (Uriel)
Part II: Mit Wurd' und Hoheit angetan (In native worth and honour clad) (Uriel)
Part II: Und Gott sah jedes Ding, was er gemacht hatte (And God saw ev'rything that he had made) (Raphael)
Part II: Vollendet ist das grosse Werk (Gabriel, Uriel, Raphael, Chorus)
Part III: Aus Rosenwolken (In rosy mantle appears) (Uriel)
Part III: Von deiner Gut', o Herr und Gott (By thee with bliss, O bounteous Lord) (Adam, Eve, Chorus)
Part III: Nun ist die erste Pflicht erfullt (Our duty we performed now) (Adam, Eve)
Part III: Holde Gattin! (Graceful consort!) (Adam, Eve)
Part III: O glucklich Paar (O happy pair) (Uriel)
Part III: Singt dem Herren alle Stimmen (Sing the Lord, ye voices all!) (Chorus)
Der Held (The Hero)
Des Helden Widersacher (The Hero's Enemies)
Des Helden Gefahrtin (The Hero's Companion)
Des Helden Walstatt (The Hero's Field of Battle)
Des Helden Friedenswerke (The Hero's Works of Peace)
Des Helden Weltflucht und Vollendung (The Hero's Withdrawal from the World)
1. Allegro tranquillo
2. Adagio cantabile ma non tanto
3. Scherzo (Allegro scherzando giocoso)
4. Finale (Andante lugubre - Allegro maestoso)
1. Andante sostenuto - Allegro vivo
2. Andantino marziale, quasi moderato
3. Scherzo. Allegro molto vivace - Trio. L'istesso tempo
4. Finale. Moderato assai - Allegro vivo - Presto
1. Introduzione e Allegro
2. Alla tedesca (Allegro moderato)
3. Andante elegiaco
4. Scherzo (Allegro vivo)
5. Finale (Allegro con fuoco)
1. Andante sostenuto - Moderato con anima - Moderato assai, quasi Andante - Allegro vivo
2. Andantino in modo di canzone
3. Scherzo. Pizzicato ostinato - Allegro
4. Finale (Allegro con fuoco)
1. Andante - Allegro con anima
2. Andante cantabile, con alcuna licenza - Moderato con anima
3. Valse (Allegro moderato)
4. Finale (Andante maestoso - Allegro vivace)
1. Adagio - Allegro non troppo
2. Allegro con grazia
3. Allegro molto vivace
4. Finale (Adagio lamentoso - Andante)
1. Lento lugubre - Moderato con moto - Andante
2. Vivace con spirito
3. Andante con moto
4. Allegro con fuoco
1. Allegro moderato
2. Adagio (Sehr feierlich und sehr langsam)
3. Scherzo (Sehr schnell)
4. Finale (Bewegt, doch nicht schnell)
1. Allegro non troppo
2. Andante tranquillo
3. Allegro molto
1. Introduzione (Andante non troppo - Allegro vivace
2. Giuoco della coppie (Allegretto scherzando)
3. Elegia (Andante, non troppo)
4. Intermezzo interrotto (Allegretto)
5. Finale (Pesante - Presto)
1. Allegro
2. Largo - attacca:
3. Rondo alla Polacca
1. Allegro ma non troppo
2. Larghetto -
3. Rondo (Allegro)
1. Adagio molto - Allegro con brio
2. Andante cantabile con moto
3. Menuetto (Allegro molto e vivace)
4. Finale (Adagio - Allegro molto e vivace)
1. Allegro con brio
2. Marcia funebre (Adagio assai)
3. Scherzo (Allegro vivace)
4. Finale (Allegro molto)
1. Selig sind, die da Leid tragen"
2. "Denn alles Fleisch, es ist wie Gras"
3. "Herr, lehre doch mich"
4. "Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen, Herr Zebaoth!"
5. "Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit"
6. "Denn wir haben hie keine bleibende Statt"
7. "Selig sind die Toten, die in dem Herrn sterben"
1. Gemäßigt, mehr bewegt, misterioso
2. Adagio, bewegt, quasi andante
3. Scherzo. Ziemlich schnell
4. Finale. Allegro
1. Allegro moderato
2. Scherzo: Allegro moderato
3. Adagio: Feierlich langsam; doch nicht schleppend
4. Finale: Feierlich, nicht schnell
1. Feierlich. Misterioso
2. Scherzo (Bewegt lebhaft) - Trio (Schnell) - Scherzo da capo
3. Adagio (Langsam, feierlich)
1. Nuages
2. Fêtes
3. Sirènes
1. From Dawn Till Noon On The Sea (De l'aube à midi sur la mer)
2. Play Of The Waves (Jeux de vagues)
3. Dialogue Of The Wind And The Sea (Dialogue du vent et de la mer)
1. Allegro moderato
2. Andante con moto
1. Allegro maestoso
2. Quasi adagio - Allegretto vivace - Allegro animato
3. Allegro marziale animato
1. Adagio sostenuto assai - Allegro agitato assai
2. Allegro moderato
3. Allegro deciso - Marziale un poco meno allegro
4. Allegro animato
1. Allegro energico, ma non troppo. Heftig aber Markig
2. Scherzo (Wuchtig)
3. Andante moderato
4. Finale (Allegro moderato)
1. Andante comodo -
- Mit Wut (Allegro risoluto) -
-Tempo I
2. Im Tempo eines gemächlichen Ländlers. Etwas täppisch und sehr derb -
-Poco più mosso subito -
-Ländler, ganz langsam
3. Rondo. Burleske (Allegro assai. Sehr trotzig -
-Presto
4. Adagio (Sehr langsam)
1. Adagio - vivace assai
2. Adagio
3. Menuetto (Allegretto)
4. Finale (Vivace)
1a. Introduction et danse religieuse - 1b. Danse des Jeunes
1c. Danse générale -
1d. Danse grotesque - 1e. Danse de Daphnis - 1f. Danse de Lycénion
1g. Nocturne -
Interlude - 2. Danse guerrière
3a. Lever du jour -
3b. Pantomime -
3c. Danse générale
1. Adagio - Allegro
2. Andante
3. Menuetto (Allegretto)
4. Finale (Vivace)
1. Andante - Allegro ma non troppo
2. Andante con moto
3. Scherzo (Allegro vivace)
4. Allegro vivace
Der Held
Des Helden Widersacher
Des Helden Gefährtin
Des Helden Walstatt
Des Helden Friedenswerke
Des Helden Weltflucht und Vollendung
1. Allegro moderato
2. Canzonetta (Andante)
3. Finale (Allegro vivacissimo)
1. Allegro molto appassionato
2. Andante
3. Allegro non troppo - Allegro molto vivace
1. Vorspiel (Allegro moderato)
2. Adagio
3. Finale (Allegro energico)
1. Allegro tranquillo
2. Adagio cantabile ma non tanto
3. Scherzo (Allegro scherzando giocoso)
4. Finale (Andante lugubre - Allegro maestoso)
1. Andante sostenuto - Allegro vivo
2. Andantino marziale, quasi moderato
3. Scherzo. Allegro molto vivace - Trio. L'istesso tempo
4. Finale. Moderato assai - Allegro vivo - Presto
1. Allegro con brio - Un poco sostenuto - Tempo I
2. Andante
3. Poco allegretto
4. Allegro
Introduction
Dance of the Firebird
Variation of the Firebird
Round Dance of the Princesses
Infernal Dance of King Kaschei
Berceuse
Finale
1. Des profondeurs de l'abîme, je crie vers toi, Seigneur: Écoute ma voix!
2. Le Christ, ressuscité des morts, ne meurt plus; la mort n'a plus sur lui d'empire
3. L'heure vient où les morts entendront la voix du Fils de Dieu
4. Ils ressusciteront, glorieux, avec un nom nouveau - dans le concert joyeux des étoiles et les acclamations des fils du ciel
5. Et j'entendis la voix d'une foule immense...
Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op.64: I. Allegro molto appassionato -
Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op.64: II. Andante
Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op.64: III. Allegretto non troppo - Allegro molto vivace
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in G minor Op. 26: I. Vorspiel (Allegro moderato) -
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in G minor Op. 26: II. Adagio
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in G minor Op. 26: III. Finale (Allegro energico)
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro assai
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in G minor Op. 26: I. Vorspiel (Allegro moderato) -
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in G minor Op. 26: II. Adagio
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in G minor Op. 26: III. Finale (Allegro energico)
I. Andante comodo
II. Im Tempo eines gemachlichen Landlers - Etwas tappisch und sehr derb
III. Rondo-Burleske: Allegro assai
IV. Adagio - Sehr langsam und noch zuruckhaltend
I. Allegro ma non troppo
II. Larghetto
III. Rondo: Allegro
Debussy: Danses for Harp and Orchestra - 1. Danse sacrée
Debussy: Danses for Harp and Orchestra - 2. Danse profane
1. Danse sacrée
2. Danse profane
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Andante moderato
V. Finale: Im Tempo des Scherzos
Part I: Introduction et danse religieuse
Part I: Les jeunes filles attirent Daphnis - Danse generale
Part I: Danse grotesque de Dorcon
Part I: Danse legere et gracieuse de Daphnis - Danse de Lyceion
Part I: Une lumiere irreelle enveloppe le paysage - Danse lente et mysterieuse
Part I: Derriere la scene, on entend des voix - Part II: Anime et tres rude - Bryaxis ordonne d'amener la captive
Part II: Danse suppliante de Chloe
Part III: Le decor semble se fondre
Part III: Angoisse, il cherche Chloe du regard
Part III: Entre un groupe de jeunes filles - Danse generale
I. Allegretto
II. Adagio
III. Allegretto
IV. Adagio
Daphne Op 82, Einleitung (Orchester): Kleonstes! Adrast! (1. und 2.Schäfer)
Daphne Op 82: Leb wohl, du Tag! ... O bleib geliebter Tag (Chor des Schäfer/Daphne)
Daphne Op 82: Leukippos du? ... Ja ich selbst, ich war der Baum (Daphne/Leukippos)
Daphne Op 82: Daphne! Mutter! Wir warten dein (Gaea/Daphne)
Daphne Op 82: Ei, so flieget, sie vorbei ... Höre und Schäfer (1. und 2.Magd/Leukippos)
Daphne Op 82, Seid ihr um mich, ihr Hirten alle?: Wisset, ich sah ihn, Phoibos Apollon (Peneois/Gaea/Chor des Schäfer)
Daphne Op 82: Ich grüße dich, weiser, erfahrener Fischer (Apollo/Peneois/Gaea/Chor der Schäfer)
Daphne Op 82: Was führt dich her im niedern Gewande? ... Was seh ich? Wer schreitet dort? (Apollo/Daphne)
Daphne Op 82: Wie bist du gewaltig, fremder Hirte ... Was können an Weite menschliche Augen forschend ermessen (Daphne/Apollo)
Daphne Op 82: Dieser Küß, dies Umarmen, du nanntest dich: Bruder (Daphne/Apollo/Chor)
Daphne Op 82: Allüberall blüht Dionysos (Peneios/Chor)
Daphne Op 82: Rundtanz (Allegretto) ... O selge Dämonen! (Orchester/Chor)
Daphne Op 82: Trinke, du Tochter! (Gaea/1. und 2.Magd/Daphne/1. und 3.Schäfer/Chor)
Daphne Op 82: Furchtbare Schmach dem Gotte! ... Was sagt der da? ... Ein Zeichen wollt ihr? (Apollo/Chor/1-4.Schäfer/1. und2.Magd/Peneios/Gaea)
Daphne Op 82: Zu dir nun, Knabe! ... Ja, ich bekenne (Apollo/Leukippos/Daphne)
Daphne Op 82: Wahrheit? Jeden heiligen Morgen ... (Apollo/Daphne/Leukippos)
Daphne Op 82: Was blendet so? ... Daphne ... Gespielen ... Unheilvolle Daphne (Daphne/Leukippos)
Daphne Op 82: Was erblicke ich? Himmlische Schönheit ... Götter! Brüder im hohen Olympos! (Apollo)
Daphne Op 82: Ich komme ... Ich komme, grünende Brüder [Daphnes Verwandlung] (Stimme der Daphne)
Introduction
Danses (corps de ballet)
Variation (Ballerina)
Pantomime
Pas de deux
Pantomime
Variation (Dancer)
Variation (Ballerina)
Pantomime
Danses (Corps de Ballet)
Apothéose
Symphony No. 1 in A flat Op. 55: I. Andante: nobilmente e semplice - Allegro
Symphony No. 1 in A flat Op. 55: II. Allegro molto -
Symphony No. 1 in A flat Op. 55: III. Adagio
Symphony No. 1 in A flat Op. 55: IV. Lento - Allegro
Symphony No. 2 in E flat Op. 63: I. Allegro vivace e nobilmente
Symphony No. 2 in E flat Op. 63: II. Larghetto
Symphony No. 2 in E flat Op. 63: III. Rondo (Presto)
Symphony No. 2 in E flat Op. 63: IV. Moderato e maestoso


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