The Art of Bernard Haitink (10 CD box set, FLAC)
The Art of Bernard Haitink (10 CD box set, FLAC)

Orchestra: Concertgebouw Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Amsterdam Philharmonic, London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Composer: Dvorak, Smetana, Schubert, Beethoven, Brahms
Audio CD
SPARS Code: ADD
Number of Discs: 10
Format: FLAC (tracks+cue)
Label: Decca
Size: 3.26 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

CD 1 Ludwig van Beethoven
Vioolconcert in D, Op., 61″
1 – I Allegro ma non troppo 24’I6
2 – II Larghetto 10’19”
3 – III Rondo-Allegro 10’40”
Herman Krebbers viool
Symfonie №. 5 in c. Op. 67
4 – I Allegro con brio 7’07”
5 – II Andante con moto 9’58”
6 – III Allegro 5’08”
7 – IV Allegro 8’58”

CD 2 Johannes Brahms
Concert vo or piano en orkest №. 1 in d. Op. 15
1 – I Maestoso – Poco piu moderato 22’02”
2 – II Adagio 14’07”
3 – III Rondo: Allegro no troppo 11’30”
Vladimir Ashkenazy piano
Serenade in A, Op. 16
4 – I Allegro moderato 7’41”
5 – II Scherzo (Vivace) 2’41”
6 – III Adagio non troppo 7’26”
7 – IV Quasi menuetto – Trio 5’23”
8 – V Rondo (Allegro) 5’55”

CD 3 Antonin Dvorak
Symfonie Nr. 7 in d. Op. 70
1 – I Allegro maestoso 10’37”
2 – II Poco adagio 9’21”
3 – III Scherzo: vivace 6’46”
4 – IV Finale: Allegro 8’52”
8 Slavische Dasnseo, Op. 46
5 – №.1 in С (Presto) 4’09”
6 – №.2 in e (Allegretto scherzando) 4’45”
7 – №.3 in As (Poco allegro) 4’29”
8 – №.4 in F (Tempo di minuetto) 6’10”
9 – №.5 in A (Allegro vivace) 3’32”
10 – №.6 in D (Allegretto scherzando) 4’33”
11 – №.7 in с (Allegro assai) 3’11”
12 – №.8 in g (Presto) 4’17”

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CD 4 Richard Wagner, Anton Bruckner
Richard Wagner
1 – Prelude em Loebestod (Tristan und Isolde) 16’39”
Anton Bruckner
Symfonie Nr. 3 in d (versie 1877)
2 – I Gemassigt, mehr bewegt, misterioso 21’21”
3 – II Andante. Bewegt, feierlich, quasi Adagio 16’58”
4 – III Scherzo. Ziemlich schnell 7’30”
5 – IV Finale: Allegro 15’40”

CD 5 Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss
Gustav Mahler
Symfonie Nr. 1 in D
1 – I Langsam. Schleppend 13’23”
2 – II Kraftig bewegt 7’45”
3 – III Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen. 10’31”
4 – IV Sturmisch bewegt 20’04”
Richard Strauss
5 – Tod und Verklarung Op. 24 26’50” Symphonische Dichtung fur grosses Orchester

CD 6 Dmitri Shostakovich
Symfooie №. 5 in d, Op. 47
1 – I Moderato 18’03”
2 – II Allegretto 5’29”
3 – III Largo 15’41”
4 – IV Allegro non troppo 10’34”
Synmfomiie №. 9 in Es, Op. 70
5 – I Allegro 4’56”
8 – II Moderato 7’44”
7 – III Presto 2’38”
8 – IV Largo 3’56”
9 – V Allegretto 6’37”

CD 7 Claude Debussy
1 – Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faune 1V07″
Trois Nocturoes
2 – I Nuages 7’02”
3 – II Fetes 6’12”
4 – III Sirenes 10’19”
La Mer
5 – I De I’aube a midi sur la mer 8’37”
6 – II Jeux de vagues 6’25”
7 – III Dialogue du vent et de la mer 7’54”
8 – Premiere Rhapsodie 8’19”
George Pieterson klarinet
Danses pour harpe et orchestre
9 – Danse sacree 4’37”
10 – Danse profane 4’31”
Vera Badings, harp

CD 8 Maurice Ravel
Daphnis & Chloe Suite Nr. 1
I – I Nocturne 4’39’
2 – II Interlude 6’36’
3 – III Danse guerriere 15’53’
Daphnis & Chloe Suite Nr. 2
4 – I Lever du jour 5’52’
5 – II Pantomime 6’39’
6 – III Danse generale 3’25’
Rapsodie Espagnole
7 – I Prelude a la nuit 4’15’
8 – II Malaguena 2’07’
9 – III Habanera 2’35’
10 – IV Feria 6’24’
Ma mer l’oie
11 – Prelude 3’18”
12 – Danse du rouet et scene — Interlude 3’38”
13 – Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant 2’26”
14 – Entretiens de la Belle et de la Bete 5’02”
15 – Petit Poucet 4’54”
16 – Laideronnette, imperatrice des pagodes 4’59”
17 – Apoth6ose: le jardin feerique 3’46”

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CD 9 Bela Bartok, Zoltan Kodaiy
Bela Bartok
Concert voor orkest, Sz. 116
1 – I Introduzione Andante non troppo — Allegro vivace 9’20
2 – II Giuocco delle coppie Allegretto scherzando 6’36
3 – III Elegia Andante non troppo 6’48
4 – IV Intermezzo interotto Allegretto 4″I2 B
5 – V Finale Pesante — Presto 9’26
Danssuite, Sz. 77
6 – I Moderato 3’27 7
7 – II Allegro molto 2’12
8 – III Allegro vivace 3’00
9 – IV Molto tranquillo 2’28
10 – V Comodo 1’30
11 – VI Finale (Allegro) 4’07
Zoltan Kodaiy
Hary Janos Suite
12 – Prelude. The fairy tale begins 3’46”
13 – Viennese musical clock 1 ’58”
14 – Song 5’16”
15 – The battle and defeat of Napoleon 4’01”
16 – Intermezzo 4’42”
17 – Entrance of the emperor and his court 2’48”

CD 10 Igor Stravinsky
1 – Scherzo a la russe 3’38”
Petrouchka
Scene 1
2 – The Shrovetide Fair-The Crowds – The Conjuring-trick 7’03”
3 – Russian Dance 2’45”
Scene 2
4 – Petrouchka’s Room 4’29”
Scene 3
5 – The Moor’s Room – Dance of the Ballerina 3’40”
6 – Waltz (The Ballerina and the Moor) 3’15”
Scene 4
7 – The Shrovetide Fair – The Wet-nurses –
The Peasant and the Bear-The Merchant and the Gipsies
The Coachmen and the Grooms – The Masqueraders
Petrouchka’s Death 13’25”
Le Sacre du printemps
Premiere partie – L’Adoration de la terre

8 – Introduction 3’35”
9 – Les augures printaniers – Danses des adolescents 3’11”
10 – Jeu du rapt 1’18”
11 – Rondes printanieres 3’28”
12 – Jeux des cites rivales 1 ’49”
13 – Cortege du sage – Le sage 0’42”
14 – Danse de la terre 1 ’30”
Deuxieme partie – Le Sacrifice
15 – Introduction 4’26”
16 – Cercles mysterieux des adolescentes 3’09”
17 – Glorification d’elue 1 ’36”
18 – Evocation des ancetres 0’53”
19 – Action ritueile des ancetres 3’36”
20 – Danse sacrale: L’elue 4’53”

Haitink Supreme

As far as Bernard Haitink is concerned, he is just like the country from which he hails- tulips, hyacinths, diamonds, emeralds, and chocolate. The maestro has NEVER disappointed me and his readings have always been revealing and soulfully exuberant. His Concertgebouw(the finest orchestra on this planet) have never been lackluster or anything but glorious. Different strokes when music is involved but for one person to critcise Bernard and say he is “over the hill,” well, i can’t type the way that made me feel. I would suggest that D.H. obtain some q-tips and relax- open your heart and listen. Music is one of my gods- other conductors have made incredible recordings- Dorati, Von Karajan, Jarvi, Ormandy but Haitink has never left me wanting anything more. But this is only an opinion.

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