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Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Born in Berlin on 6 December 1929, the noted musicologist and conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt has received international acclaim for his recordings. He was a founder member of Concentus Musicus of Vienna, and is an enthusiast for the use of original instruments in early music.

A selection of M&V articles about Nikolaus Harnoncourt

DVD Spotlight. Characteristic Schubert - 'Alfonso und Estrella', appreciated by Robert Anderson. '... splendidly sung and played ...'

Ensemble. Sing ye to the Lord - Roderic Dunnett was at the 2009 Hereford Three Choirs Festival

CD Spotlight. Consistently Solid - Kurt Masur and others conduct Mendelssohn, reviewed by Howard Smith. '... too often short on graciousness, charm or buoyancy.'

Record box. Lightness of interpretation - Harnoncourt conducts Haydn, reviewed by Patric Standford

Symphonies and letters - Tess Crebbin reports on a new release by 'The Archangel', plus other BMG projects

Reminiscent retrospectives - Women in music, with Jennifer Paull


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