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Bernard Haitink

1929 - 2021

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Bernard Johan Herman Haitink (Dutch: [ˈbɛrnɑrt ˈɦaːi̯tɪŋk]; 4 March 1929 – 21 October 2021) was a Dutch conductor and violinist. He was the principal conductor of several international orchestras, beginning with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in 1961. He moved to London, as principal conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra from 1967 to 1979, music director at Glyndebourne Opera from 1978 to 1988 and of the Royal Opera House from 1987 to 2002, when he became principal conductor of the Staatskapelle Dresden. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bernard Haitink has received more than 441,104 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Bernard Haitink is the 113th most popular musician (up from 212th in 2019), the 82nd most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 138th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Dutch Musician.

Bernard Haitink is most famous for his work with the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, the London Symphony Orchestra, and the Berlin Philharmonic.

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  • 64.65

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  • 36

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  • 6.51

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  • 2.46

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Among musicians, Bernard Haitink ranks 113 out of 2,662Before him are Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Nadia Boulanger, Lady Gaga, Don Shirley, Ravi Shankar, and Andrés Segovia. After him are Fritz Kreisler, Benny Goodman, John Bonham, Ronnie Wood, Jascha Heifetz, and Chick Corea.

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Among people born in 1929, Bernard Haitink ranks 40Before him are Zdzisław Beksiński, Francis Gary Powers, Petr Shelokhonov, Rudolf Mössbauer, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and Murray Gell-Mann. After him are Lata Mangeshkar, John Cassavetes, Ursula K. Le Guin, James Last, Mike Hawthorn, and Jean Simmons. Among people deceased in 2021, Bernard Haitink ranks 33Before him are Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, Lars Vilks, Donald Rumsfeld, Carlos Menem, Anne Rice, and Abimael Guzmán. After him are Steven Weinberg, Hans Küng, Frank Williams, Chick Corea, Robert Mundell, and Jorge Sampaio.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Bernard Haitink ranks 82 out of 1,427Before him are Jan Oort (1900), Gerard van Honthorst (1592), Sophia of Hanover (1630), Cornelius Jansen (1585), Bernard Mandeville (1670), and Nicolaas Bloembergen (1920). After him are Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562), Geert Hofstede (1928), Judith Leyster (1609), Lucas van Leyden (1494), Edsger W. Dijkstra (1930), and Gerard David (1450).

Among MUSICIANS In Netherlands

Among musicians born in Netherlands, Bernard Haitink ranks 2Before him are André Rieu (1949). After him are Eddie Van Halen (1955), Tiësto (1969), Armin van Buuren (1976), Ton Koopman (1944), Frans Brüggen (1934), Jan Akkerman (1946), Candy Dulfer (1969), Eduard van Beinum (1900), Alex Van Halen (1953), and Martin Garrix (1996).