Bernard Haitink at 90: Dvorák & Mahler – Bachtrack

Haitink was aided by the most characterful woodwind team in London, limpid flutes and juicy clarinet tone especially beguiling. The powerful LSO strings were tamed by the tiniest of finger trembles from the conductor, portamentos always the decent side of tasteful, the whole thing grounded by the gruff grumbles of the terrific double bass section. Neil Percy teased the sleigh ride along buoyantly and Katy Woolley’s burnished horn solos were golden and ripe.
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