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