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Seen and Heard Concert Review
Haitink’s Beethoven I: Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin, London Symphony Orchestra, Bernard Haitink, conductor, Barbican, 16.11.2005 (TJH)
Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 2
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A
spent 2004, the year of his 75th birthday, revisiting
the cornerstones of his repertoire as a conductor, with
some of the finest orchestras in the world under his baton
and with countless doting admirers under his spell.
His performances of Mahler and Bruckner in particular
were amongst the finest of his distinguished career, but
his ongoing journey of consolidation and rediscovery did
not end when he turned 76 this March.
On Thursday, Haitink began
yet another reappraisal of one of the composers closest
to his heart, with the first in a series of all-Beethoven
concerts with the London Symphony Orchestra.