Complete recordings with Bernard Haitink
Trusted, help, not interfere
Starting from 1956, Bernard Haitink (b. 1929, d. 2021) would go on to conduct the Concertgebouw Orchestra over 1,500 times. ‘Every time with him [Haitink] the orchestra sounded warmer, deeper and richer, from the first moment he started to rehearse. How he did that is difficult to tell … he always gave us musicians the feeling he trusted you, that he was there to help, not to interfere.’ said principal trombonist Jörgen van Rijen during the memorial concert in February 2022.
A tribute to one of the most captivating and celebrated conductor–orchestra partnerships ever.
A box set of 113 CDs and 4 DVDs
This unique release includes
- The complete symphonies of Beethoven, Brahms, Bruckner, Mahler, Schumann, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich
- Piano concertos by Beethoven with Murray Perahia and Claudio Arrau; by Rachmaninov with Vladimir Ashkenazy; and by Brahms with Claudio Arrau, Alfred Brendel and Vladimir Ashkenazy
- The Brahms Double Concerto with Itzhak Perlman and Mstislav Rostropovich
- Violin concertos by Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn with Henryk Szeryng, Herman Krebbers and Arthur Grumiaux
- A selection of RCO Live recordings including the Brahms piano concertos with Frank Peter Zimmermann and Emanuel Ax
- Award-winning recordings of works by Debussy, Ravel and Bartók
- The legendary international DVD release of the Eurovision Christmas Matinees featuring the Mahler performances
- A 170-page book presenting an in-depth text by Niek Nelissen, a foreword by the maestro’s widow Patricia Haitink, a tribute by numerous musicians, photos and detailed information on the recordings.
Released as a limited edition, the box set is a tribute to one of the most captivating and celebrated conductor–orchestra partnerships ever.
The box set is available to order from Concert Friends up until 30 April for €300* and ships post-free within the Netherlands. After 30 April, the price is €380.
*The promotional price applies while stocks last.