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Bernard Johan Herman Haitink, CH, KBE (born 4 March 1929) is a Dutch conductor and violinist.

Haitink was born in Amsterdam, the son of Willem Haitink and Anna Haitink. He studied music at the conservatoire in Amsterdam. He played the violin in orchestras before taking courses in conducting under Ferdinand Leitner in 1954 and 1955.

Haitink became second conductor of the Netherlands Radio Union Orchestra in 1955. He took the post of chief conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic in… read more

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  • Avatar for barryvs
    He's a boss.
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    Hi, there's a new [group]Conductors[/group] group on Last.fm. I also updated the [tag]haitink[/tag] tag radio where you can hear available albums of [artist]Bernard Haitink[/artist] on Last.fm. ZZee ya, Hans-Jürgen
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    His work on Shostakovich is stunning .

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