Bernard Haitink at 80: Maestro sets h...

Bernard Haitink at 80: Maestro sets his sights firmly on the pr...

There are 2 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Feb 27, 2009, titled Bernard Haitink at 80: Maestro sets his sights firmly on the pr.... In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Bernard Haitink hates birthdays. Especially his own. "If there existed a society for the abolishment of birthdays, I would at least want to be vice president," the maestro recently said, furrowing his dour ...

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The Other George W

Saint Louis, MO

#1 Feb 28, 2009
Minor correction: Mr. Haitink was chief conductor of the Concertgebouw Orchestra for 25 seasons, from 1963 to 1988, and before that, was joint chief conductor with Eugen Jochum from 1961 to 1963. Just a bit longer than 21 years.
Common Sense

Eden Prairie, MN

#2 Apr 15, 2009
Oh wow! I've got some Epic LPs of his recordings with the Dutch orchestra. Great comment on age!

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