A tribute by Gramophone's Editor-in-Chief James Jolly:
Had Bernard Haitink not conducted another note after stepping down as Principal Conductor of Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw Orchestra in 1988, his position as one of the world’s great conductors would have been secure enough. But he went on to add two more ‘panels’ to a career that has neatly fallen into a kind of triptych: an operatic period and then a final, glorious Indian Summer that shows no sign of drawing to a close.
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Bernard Haitink (Todd Rosenberg)