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Hartmut Haenchen conducts Bruckner's Symphony No. 7

Amsterdam, Concertgebouw — Main Hall

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The Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest performs music by Wagner, Larcher and Bruckner under the baton of Hartmut Haenchen in the prestigious Concertgebouw.

Led by former principal conductor Hartmut Haenchen, the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra plays Bruckner's mighty Seventh Symphony. You will also hear music by Wagner and a commissioned work by Austrian composer Thomas Larcher.


  • Wagner, Richard – Vorspiel (from 'Tristan und Isolde', WWV 90)
  • Larcher, Thomas – new work (Commissioned by the Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest)
  • Bruckner, Anton – Symphony No. 7 in E Major
Program is subject to change


Orchestra: Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest
Conductor: Haenchen, Hartmut

Hartmut Haenchen (born March 21, 1943) is a prominent German orchestral conductor.

Haenchen was born in Dresden and began his musical career as a member of the Dresden Kreuzchor. Haenchen's first engagement was as director of the Robert‐Franz‐Singakademie (choral society) in Halle and conductor of the Halle Philharmonic Orchestra in 1966. The following stations were: Zwickau, Berlin, Schwerin, Dresden and the C. P. E. Bach Orchestra Berlin. In 1986, Haenchen became music director of the De Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam and principal conductor of the Netherlands Philharmonic and the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra. During his tenure in Amsterdam, The Dutch opera became renowned for its high‐quality ensemble productions and innovative stagings. Under his leadership, the newly‐formed Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra quickly rose in stature, not only in its opera performances but also in symphonic concerts, recordings, and foreign tours. However, Haenchen resigned his position in September 2002 in protest of budgetary cuts.

Haenchen has made guest appearances in virtually all the European countries and toured Japan, the United States and Canada. He has conducted opera in Bologna, Geneva, Jerusalem, London, Munich, New York, Stuttgart, Warsaw, Vienna and Wiesbaden. Two new productions, which he directed at the Royal Opera House in London, were singled out for the Laurence Olivier Award. In 1995 he returned to the Berlin State Opera as principal guest conductor.


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