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Dutch conductor Bernard Haitink will return to perform on Tuesday at the Amsterdan Concertgebrouw in celebration of a career leading the world's finest orchestras that started there 50 years ago, the venue announced on Monday.

The concert hall's prestigious orchestra will take its lead from his baton in performances of Mahler's "Das Lied von der Erde" and the Fourth Symphony.

Fifty years ago, the 27 year-old stood in for an unwell Carlo Maria Giulini at the head of the Concertgebrouw orchestra.

His talent was noted and after being regularly invited back, the young man officially took the post in 1963.

He left in 1988 to work with other prestigious ensembles in Berlin, Vienna and Boston, always returning frequently to the Concertgebrouw.



AFP 061933 GMT 11 06

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