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Claudio Arrau, Bernard Haitink, Concertgebouw Orchestra - Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 (1988)

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Claudio Arrau, Bernard Haitink, Concertgebouw Orchestra - Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 (1988)

Claudio Arrau, Bernard Haitink, Concertgebouw Orchestra - Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 236 Mb | Total time: 50:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | # 420 885-2 | Recorded: 1969

Claudio Arrau, one of the greatest piano masters of the s. XX, leaves us astonished with this intense and majestic version, showing his immense knowledge of German Romanticism of which he was an excellent exponent. Excellent temps and wonderful nuances. Here Bernard Haitink shows us why he became a benchmark in conducting by one of the best ensembles on the planet: the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Claudio Arrau, Bernard Haitink, Concertgebouw Orchestra - Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 (1988)

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Claudio Arrau, Bernard Haitink, Concertgebouw Orchestra - Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 (1988)

Claudio Arrau, Bernard Haitink, Concertgebouw Orchestra - Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 275 Mb | Total time: 52:49 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | # 420 702-2 | Recorded: 1969

Claudio Arrau, one of the greatest piano masters of the s. XX, leaves us astonished with this intense and majestic version, showing his immense knowledge of German Romanticism of which he was an excellent exponent. Excellent temps and wonderful nuances. Here Bernard Haitink shows us why he became a benchmark in conducting by one of the best ensembles on the planet: the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Bernard Haitink, Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Shostakovich: Symphonies 7 & 12 (1986)

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Bernard Haitink, Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Shostakovich: Symphonies 7 & 12 (1986)

Bernard Haitink, Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Shostakovich: Symphonies 7 & 12 (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 531 Mb | Total time: 71:47+50:46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | # 417 392-2 | Recorded: 1979, 1982

Though there are many recordings of the popular Symphony No. 7: 'Leningrad' (for good reason, as this is one of the finest of Shostakovich's glowing works), the catalogue listing for recordings of the Symphony No. 12: The Year 1917 is less lengthy. This would probably come as no surprise to Shostakovich himself, as this particular work represented inner conflicts in his own view of his homeland political milieu, views more nebulous on the surface but suggested in the context.

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Bernard Haitink, Concertgebouw Orchestra - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto 3 (1986)

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Vladimir Ashkenazy, Bernard Haitink, Concertgebouw Orchestra - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto 3 (1986)

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Bernard Haitink, Concertgebouw Orchestra - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto 3 (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 167 Mb | Total time: 43:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | # 417 239-2 | Recorded: 1985

In this version, Ashenazy's approach is conservative. He builds his climaxes with a measured understanding of what one could call the "architectural grandeur" of the piece. Bernard Haitink and the Concertgebouw provide great accompaniment to Ashenazy's playing throughout, yet the combined energies of orchestra and soloist come through in an absolutely thrilling finale.

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Bernard Haitink, Concertgebouw Orchestra - Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 2 & 4 (1986)

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Vladimir Ashkenazy, Bernard Haitink, Concertgebouw Orchestra - Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 2 & 4 (1986)

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Bernard Haitink, Concertgebouw Orchestra - Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 2 & 4 (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 248 Mb | Total time: 62:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | # 414 475-2 | Recorded: 1984

Vladimir Ashkenazy’s way with the Rachmaninov Second Piano Concerto noticeably mellowed in the years between his blistering 1963 premiere recording on Decca with Kirill Kondrashin and this 1986 reading. That’s not to say it became mushy or dull, but it is certainly heavier, characterized by a prevailing darkness that calls to mind Stravinsky’s description of Rachmaninov as a “six-foot scowl.” Ashkenazy’s rich tone and emphatic phrasing assures an overall somber cast, while Bernard Haitink draws similarly-countenanced playing from the Concertgebouw Orchestra–the low strings especially. However, there is a respite from the gloom in the quite touching rendition of the lyrical slow movement.

Emanuel Ax, Bernard Haitink - Brahms: Concerto No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 83 & Sonata in D Major, Op. 78 (1999)

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Emanuel Ax, Bernard Haitink - Brahms: Concerto No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 83 & Sonata in D Major, Op. 78 (1999)

Emanuel Ax, Bernard Haitink - Brahms: Concerto No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 83 & Sonata in D Major, Op. 78 (1999)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 312 MB | 01:17:59
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical

This is as fine a performance of the concerto as you are likely to hear. From the wistful opening horn solo to the sunny, cheerful finale, Ax and Haitink bring out its grandeur, power, and majesty, but also its tender, pensive lyricism and feathery playfulness. Every note is important; there is time to caress details and nuances without losing sweep and flow; rhythms are flexible, liberties poised, the orchestral sound is intense yet clear. The playing of the sonata, too, is all anyone could wish for, technically, musically, and expressively; but, among the transcriptions of Brahms's works–some of which he sanctioned or made himself–this arrangement of the First Violin Sonata for cello by an unknown hand is one of the more controversial and less felicitous.

Bernard Haitink, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Williams: On Wenlock Edge, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (2003)

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Bernard Haitink, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Williams: On Wenlock Edge, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (2003)

Bernard Haitink, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Ralph Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Norfolk Rhapsody No.1, The Lark Ascending, In the Fen Country (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 282 Mb | Total time: 77:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 5 85151 2 | Recorded: 1986, 1994, 1997

If there were an international style of conducting Vaughan Williams', Bernard Haitink would be its foremost practitioner. But although there have been international conductors who have taken up Vaughan Williams' very, very English music, virtually all of them took him up with English orchestras. Slatkin, Stokowski, even Rozhdestvensky used English conductors when they led their Vaughan Williams, and Haitink, the most international of international conductors, used the London Philharmonic for his Vaughan Williams. Ultimately, no matter how international Haitink's interpretations may be, his Vaughan Williams performance sounds as English as shepherd's pie.

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink - Maurice Ravel: Orchestral Music (1993) 2CD

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Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink - Maurice Ravel: Orchestral Music (1993) 2CD

Maurice Ravel: Orchestral Music (1993) 2CD
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Bernard Haitink, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 617 Mb | Scans ~ 57 Mb | Time: 02:21:11
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips Classics | # 438 745-2

Bernard Haitink's classically clear and direct approach combines élan, elasticity and, where appropriate, tremendous rhythmic punch – his readings of Boléro and La valse are volatile, yet thrillingly disciplined to the last. He brings a natural compulsion to the languorous eroticism of Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2, while his idiomatic handling of the earliest (and slightest) of these works, the Menuet antique and familiar Pavane pour une infante défunte, is equally beguiling. Haitink's painstaking attention to fine orchestral detail adds refined distinction to his Valses nobles et sentimentales and crystalline delicacy to both Le tombeau de Couperin and the more elusive Ma mère l'oye. There are few more vibrantly evocative, or palpably exciting versions of the Rapsodie espagnole and Alborada del gracioso. Don't be in the least surprised, however, if the phenomenal sound quality prompts an incredulous second glance at the recording dates quoted in the booklet!

Bernard Haitink, London Philharmonic Orchestra – Vaughan Williams: Sinfonia Antartica (1986)

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Bernard Haitink, London Philharmonic Orchestra – Vaughan Williams: Sinfonia Antartica (1986)

Bernard Haitink, London Philharmonic Orchestra – Vaughan Williams: Sinfonia Antartica (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 167 Mb | Total time: 41:38 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # CDC 7 47516 2 | Recorded: 1985

This disc, suitably and finely recorded with depth in 1985, is a very fine rendition of Vaughan Williams' seventh symphony, subtitled Antarctica, reflecting the source of its inspiration. The film depicts Scott's ill-fated expedition to the South Pole and Vaughan Williams was commissioned to write the music. While doing so, he became so engrossed by the subject that he reworked much of the material into his next symphony. The degree of reworking combined with fresh material took the music out of the realm of a film score suite and more properly into a symphonic conception.

Bernard Haitink, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam - Mahler: Symphony No. 3, Das Klagende Lied (2006)

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Bernard Haitink, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam - Mahler: Symphony No. 3, Das Klagende Lied (2006)

Bernard Haitink, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam - Mahler: Symphony No. 3, Das Klagende Lied (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 590 Mb | Total time: 73:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | # 420 113-2| Recorded: 1966, 1873

Originally released in 1966, Bernard Haitink's vivid recording of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 3 in D minor is coupled here with a 1973 performance of Das klagende Lied; since these are among the least performed and least familiar works in Mahler's catalog, the pairing is mutually beneficial to each, and listeners who have neither in their collections would do well to consider snapping up this affordable set. Perhaps the only flaw should be mentioned up front: though virtually no tape hiss is audible, there is a bit of an acoustic "vacuum" around the sound of the musicians, suggesting that the analog masters have been cleaned up a bit too efficiently and some resonance seems lost.

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Bernard Haitink, Concertgebouw Orchestra - Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 (1984)

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Vladimir Ashkenazy, Bernard Haitink, Concertgebouw Orchestra - Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 (1984)

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Bernard Haitink, Concertgebouw Orchestra - Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 (1984)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 215 Mb | Total time: 50:58 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | 410 199-2 | Recorded: 1982

The Second Concerto is more unitary in manner. There are still occasional moments of hard tone from Ashkenazy, but they are less noticeable here. It’s a nice performance if you like a pretty broad first movement, an energetic but controlled Scherzo, a mellow Andante and a Finale which aims more at grace and good humour than anything climatic. The recording is lively with a touch of glare at times.

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Bernard Haitink, Concertgebouw Orchestra - Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 (1983)

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Vladimir Ashkenazy, Bernard Haitink, Concertgebouw Orchestra - Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 (1983)

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Bernard Haitink, Concertgebouw Orchestra - Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 (1983)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 203 Mb | Total time: 48:38 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | 410 009-2 | Recorded: 1981

Johannes Brahms was not a composer who showed much confidence early on in his career, at least as far as large-scale orchestral forms were concerned. Take for instance what we know to be his Piano Concerto No. 1, which premiered in 1859. This work began as a sonata for two pianos, and then Brahms considered developing it into a symphony. But the shadow of Beethoven's nine essays in the symphonic form dogged Brahms so much that his First Symphony didn't appear for almost two decades. It finally emerged into this turbulent and elongated D Minor concerto and, despite receiving a fairly frigid reception at its premiere, it is a work that has come to be seen as Brahms' first true large-scale orchestral masterpiece.

Bernard Haitink, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam - Brahms: Serenades Op. 11 & Op. 16 (1991)

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Bernard Haitink, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam - Brahms: Serenades Op. 11 & Op. 16 (1991)

Bernard Haitink, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam - Brahms: Serenades Op. 11 & Op. 16 (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 355 Mb | Total time: 75:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | 432 510-2 | Recorded: 1976, 1980

The two Serenades, Op. 11 and Op. 16, represented two of the earliest efforts by Johannes Brahms to write orchestral music. Recorded with Bernard Haitink at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam with its own wonderful unique acoustic these serenades never sounded better. First of all, Haitink is supremely competent with a superb baton technique and an almost unmatched ability to balance an orchestra and shape a movement. Second of all, Haitink is a supremely tasteful conductor who never imposes his will on the music through his interpretations, but rather allows the interpretation to arise from the music.

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra & Bernard Haitink - Mahler: The Symphonies & Song Cycles [14CD Box Set] (2019)

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Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra & Bernard Haitink - Mahler: The Symphonies & Song Cycles [14CD Box Set] (2019)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra & Bernard Haitink - Mahler: The Symphonies & Song Cycles [14CD Box Set] (2019)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Run Time: 15:43:20 | 2,17 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca Classics

Haitink's Mahler interpretations offer a combination of objectivity and distance, emotional reflection and release, continuity and tradition. Under Haitink, the Concertgebouw secured its reputation as one of the world's great Mahler orchestras and their cycle of the composer's symphonies and orchestral songs stands as witness to the orchestra's feeling for its deep history and to the enduring artistry of its conductor.

Bernard Haitink - The Symphony Edition [36CD Limited Edition Box Set] (2013)

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Bernard Haitink - The Symphony Edition [36CD Limited Edition Box Set] (2013)

Bernard Haitink - The Symphony Edition [36CD Limited Edition Box Set] (2013)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Run Time: 41:41:54 | 5,55 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca

Haitink will be 85 on 4 March 2014, and this set presents his six complete symphonic cycles by cornerstone classical composers: Beethoven, Brahms, Bruckner, Mahler, Schumann and Tchaikovsky. Originally recorded for Philips, the CDs are now smartly re-packaged in a collectible cube. Every single symphonic cycle is played by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, recently voted by Gramophone Magazine as The Greatest Orchestra in the World .