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TITLE: Bernard Haitink - The Enigmatic Conductor
Director: John Bridcut

Genre: Music documentary

Format: HD


Contributors: Dame Sarah Connolly, Sir Thomas Allen, Emanuel Ax, Mark-Anthony Turnage etc.

Company: Crux Productions

Runtime: 53'/ 90' minutes.

ID: 429.




One of the best loved conductors, Bernard Haitink passed away on October 21st, 2021 at the age of 92. John Bridcut's 2020 documentary observes him at work as he prepares his final concerts. Some of the musicians he has worked with try to explain the secrets of his conducting technique, while Haitink himself talks about how his approach has changed during his 68 years in front of orchestras and gives advice to young musicians hoping to follow in his footsteps.

"His 65-year devotion to music-making is the subject of John Bridcut's lovely new film. It's some life, and this is some film." Ben Dowell, The Times