Bernard Haitink died last night, aged 92. His career was so extraordinary that it’s impossible to summarise, so I’ll leave that to Gramophone Magazine:
Tonight, by way of a tribute, I shall listen to his wonderful recording of Peter Grimes:
May he rest in peace 🕯
Thank you @jen for the article.
I didn't know much about Haitink, except that he was a colossus among conductors, and unfortunately I haven't listened to much of his interpretations. I will rectify that by starting with Idagio's in memoriam list of his recordings:
Yes: just saw this sad news. He conducted my favourite Rosenkavalier with te Kanawa, von Otter and Hendricks: gloriously sublime.