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Now as a direct-to-disc LP: Bruckner's Seventh Symphony with Bernard Haitink
It was a special evening when Bernard Haitink performed Bruckner's Seventh Symphony with the Berlin Philharmonic on 11 May 2019.
Since his first guest appearance with the Philharmonic in 1964, Haitink had repeatedly presented himself as an outstanding Bruckner interpreter.
And in this concert, too, his qualities became apparent in the deep spiritual penetration of the music.
The concert took on a special significance in retrospect, when Haitink ended his conducting career.
His last concert with the Berliner Philharmoniker will now be made accessible with a vinyl edition produced in a direct-to-disc process.
Direct to Disc stands for the ultimate in analogue recording quality. Without any post-processing, the sound is cut directly into a master film at the moment of performance.
Another special feature of this recording is the puristic recording, which is essentially based on a single main microphone:
In this way it was possible to achieve a sound image that is extraordinarily close to the original acoustics of the Philharmonie.
Thus, a high-quality limited vinyl edition is available, presented with a comprehensive range of features.
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Bernard Haitink Conductor
Symphony No. 7 in E major
Recording on 11 May 2019 from the Philharmonie Berlin
2 LP (Direct to Disc) Limited Edition
Companion book: 52 pages (German/English)
Bonus material: Excerpts from the conducting score by Bernard Haitink
Replica of an admission ticket
Program booklet for the concert
Analogue photography of the shooting situation
Certificate signed by the producer
Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.