Beethoven/Mahler: LSO/Haitink ****
Barbican Hall, 20th September 2015
“Every conductor, including myself, has a sell-by date,” stated Bernard Haitink, on turning down the position of Music Director at the Chicago Symphony in 2006. Don’t believe a word of it. Last week, Haitink received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Gramophone and his music-making continues to be both profound and absorbing. Yesterday evening, this humble Dutchman presided over a performance of Mahler’s Fourth Symphony with the London Symphony Orchestra which was “Just So” – everything in its place, every element in perfect proportion to each other. A Kipling performance.
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