Bernard Haitink conducts Beethoven and Bruckner — With Emanuel Ax

Salzburg Festival

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In 2019, at 90 years old, the great maestro Bernard Haitink conducts one of his last concerts: “I won’t say any official goodbyes, but the fact is that I won’t conduct anymore” (France Musique). And what better choice than masterpieces by Beethoven and Bruckner to celebrate the culmination of his career, accompanied by legendary pianist Emmanuel Ax? Here, the man who now wants to “just live and read” conducts the Wiener Philharmoniker.

Emanuel Ax appears courtesy of Sony Classical.
Photo: Bernard Haitink © Todd Rosenberg l Emanuel Ax © Lisa Marie Mazzucco

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