Bernard Haitink: “It comes my way...”

Bernard Haitink has been one of the most successful and popular figures in the world of classical music since the 1960s. Before he announced his retirement from the concert circuit in 2019, he was one of the Berliner Philharmoniker’s main guest conductors for over 50 years. Through recordings of concerts, rehearsals and personal conversations, our film portrait provides an insight into the intellectual world of Haitink, who describes music as his “elixir of life”.

A film by Hans Haffmans and Joost Honselaar (2019)

Bernard Haitink



Bernard Haitink conductor

© 2019 Joost Honselaar

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