Bernard Haitink is 85 todaymain
Warm wishes to the Dutch master.
He was appointed chief of the Concertgebouw at 30 and subsequently wielded the rod at the London Philharmonic, Glyndebourne, Covent Garden and, in the 21st century, at the Dresden Staatskapelle and Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
He is one of the most prolific conductors on record.
UPDATE: However, he has just launched another spat against the Concertgebouw.