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Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt (Count Nikolaus de la Fontaine und d'Harnoncourt-Unverzagt, born 6 December 1929) is an Austrian conductor, particularly known for his historically informed performances of music from the Classical era and earlier. Starting out as a classical cellist, he founded ...

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt (Count Nikolaus de la Fontaine und d'Harnoncourt-Unverzagt, born 6 December 1929) is an Austrian conductor, particularly known for his historically informed performances of music from the Classical era and earlier. Starting out as a classical cellist, he founded his own period instrument ensemble in the 1950s, and became a pioneer of the Early Music movement. Around 1970, Harnoncourt started to conduct opera and concert performances, soon leading renowned international symphony orchestras, and appearing at leading concert halls, operatic venues and festivals. His repertoire has since widened to include composers of the 19th and 20th century. In 2001 and 2003, he conducted the Vienna New Year's Concert. Harnoncourt is also the author of several books, mostly on subjects of performance history and musical aesthetics.

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Cantata no 147 : Ich will von Jesu Wundern singen, Jesus bleibet meine Freude
Cantata no 147 : Ich will von Jesu Wundern singen, Jesus bleibet meine Freude
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Die Zauberflote - singspiel in 2 acts (K.620), Overture [Adagio - Allegro]
Die Zauberflote - singspiel in 2 acts (K.620), Overture [Adagio - Allegro]
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Symphony no. 4 (Op.90) in A major "Italian", 1st movement; Allegro vivace
Symphony no. 4 (Op.90) in A major "Italian", 1st movement; Allegro vivace
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Polka Francaise (op.414) "Die Tauben von San Marco"
Polka Francaise (op.414) "Die Tauben von San Marco"
Orchestra
Berlin Philharmonic
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Symphony no. 82 (H.1.82) in C major "The Bear", 4th movement; Finale
Symphony no. 82 (H.1.82) in C major "The Bear", 4th movement; Finale
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Concerto no. 24 in C minor K.491 for piano and orchestra
Concerto no. 24 in C minor K.491 for piano and orchestra
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Lang Lang
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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Symphony no. 7 (Op.92) in A major, 4th movement; Allegro con brio
Symphony no. 7 (Op.92) in A major, 4th movement; Allegro con brio
Conductor
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Piano Concerto no. 17 (K.453) in G major, 3rd mvt; Allegretto
Piano Concerto no. 17 (K.453) in G major, 3rd mvt; Allegretto
Orchestra
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Performer
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Idomeneo Act 1 - Tutte nel cor vi sento (Elettra), Pieta! Numi, pieta (chorus)
Idomeneo Act 1 - Tutte nel cor vi sento (Elettra), Pieta! Numi, pieta (chorus)
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Unter Donner und Blitz (Thunder and Lightning), Op.324
Unter Donner und Blitz (Thunder and Lightning), Op.324
Orchestra
Concertgebouw Orchestra
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Die Tauben von San Marco (French Polka) (Op.414)
Die Tauben von San Marco (French Polka) (Op.414)
Orchestra
Berlin Philharmonic
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Serenade in D major K.320 (Posthorn): 4th movement; Rondeau
Serenade in D major K.320 (Posthorn): 4th movement; Rondeau
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Rondeau a 7 for bassoon, violino piccolo, strings & bc in C major
Rondeau a 7 for bassoon, violino piccolo, strings & bc in C major
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La Clemenza di Tito: Overture
La Clemenza di Tito: Overture
Orchestra
Zurich Opera Orchestra
Sonata no. 1 in G major BWV.1027..: 2nd movement; Allegro ma non tanto
Sonata no. 1 in G major BWV.1027..: 2nd movement; Allegro ma non tanto
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Symphony no. 40 in G minor K.550: 1st movement; Allegro molto
Symphony no. 40 in G minor K.550: 1st movement; Allegro molto
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Serenade (K.525) in G major "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik", 2nd mvt; Romanze
Serenade (K.525) in G major "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik", 2nd mvt; Romanze
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Cantata no. 29 BWV.29 (Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir): Sinfonia
Cantata no. 29 BWV.29 (Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir): Sinfonia
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Overture for 3 oboes, bassoon, 2 violins, viola and basso continuo TWV55
Overture for 3 oboes, bassoon, 2 violins, viola and basso continuo TWV55
Symphony no. 3 (Op.56) in A minor "Scottish", 2nd mvt; Vivace non troppo
Symphony no. 3 (Op.56) in A minor "Scottish", 2nd mvt; Vivace non troppo
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Symphony no. 39 in E flat major K.543: 2nd movement; Andante con moto
Symphony no. 39 in E flat major K.543: 2nd movement; Andante con moto
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Symphony no. 87 (H.1.87) in A major, 1st movement; Vivace
Symphony no. 87 (H.1.87) in A major, 1st movement; Vivace
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