Bernard Haitink conducts
Haydn, Debussy and Beethoven
BSO Conductor Emeritus Bernard Haitink leads the first BSO performances in thirty years of Joseph Haydn's 1774 Symphony No. 60, The Distracted.
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Program notes are generally posted the week of the performance date.
- Brian Bell introduces the program of Haydn, Debussy and Beethoven being conducted by Bernard Haitink, March 16-21, 2017.
- Audio Concert Preview written by Robert Kirzinger and Richard Dyer.
- Video Podcast: Beethoven's Seventh Symphony
- Bernard Haitink talks with Brian Bell
The Women of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus
HAYDN - Symphony No. 60, Il distratto (23 min)
DEBUSSY - Nocturnes (24 min)
BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 7 (34 min)
Emeritus Bernard Haitink leads the first BSO performances in thirty
years of Joseph Haydn's 1774 Symphony No. 60, The
Distracted, which was fashioned in six movements from music
Haydn wrote for a play by that name. The women of the Tanglewood
Festival Chorus are a provocative, wordless presence in the
"Sirens" movement of Debussy's three-movement orchestral suite
Nocturnes. Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, premiered at the
end of 1813, has been an audience favorite ever since. Wagner
called it "the apotheosis of the dance"; its entrancing
second-movement Allegretto, one of the most familiar movements in
Beethoven's symphonies, was encored in its first