Nikolaus Harnoncourt
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1929-12-06
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Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Nikolaus Harnoncourt Biography (Wikipedia)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt (Johann Nikolaus Graf [Count] de la Fontaine und d'Harnoncourt-Unverzagt; 6 December 1929 – 5 March 2016) was 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, Concentus Musicus Wien, 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 then widened to include composers of the 19th and 20th centuries. In 2001 and 2003, he conducted the Vienna New Year's Concert. Harnoncourt was also the author of several books, mostly on subjects of performance history and musical aesthetics.

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt Performances & Interviews


Nikolaus Harnoncourt Tracks

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Antonín Dvořák
Slavonic Dance in E minor, Op 72 no.10 [series 2 no.2]
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Slavonic Dance in E minor, Op 72 no.10 [series 2 no.2]
Ludwig van Beethoven
Egmont, Op 84 (Overture)
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Egmont, Op 84 (Overture)
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony no. 8 in F major, Op.93
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Symphony no. 8 in F major, Op.93
Felix Mendelssohn
Symphony No 3 in A minor, Op 56, 'Scottish' - 4th movement, Allegro un poco
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Symphony No 3 in A minor, Op 56, 'Scottish' - 4th movement, Allegro un poco
Claudio Monteverdi
Il Ritorno d'Ulisse (Final Scene)
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Il Ritorno d'Ulisse (Final Scene)
Ludwig van Beethoven
Coriolan Overture, Op 62
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Coriolan Overture, Op 62
Ludwig van Beethoven
Fidelio Overture, Op 72
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Fidelio Overture, Op 72
Antonín Dvořák
Symphony No.8 - movement 3 - Allegretto Grazioso
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Symphony No.8 - movement 3 - Allegretto Grazioso
Ludwig van Beethoven
Rondo in B flat major for piano and orchestra, WoO 6
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Rondo in B flat major for piano and orchestra, WoO 6
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No 6 in F major, Op 68, 'Pastoral' (2nd mvt)
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Symphony No 6 in F major, Op 68, 'Pastoral' (2nd mvt)
Johannes Brahms
Symphony no. 4 in E minor op. 98: 3rd Mvt Allegro giocoso
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Symphony no. 4 in E minor op. 98: 3rd Mvt Allegro giocoso
Claudio Monteverdi
L'Orfeo (Toccata)
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L'Orfeo (Toccata)
Johannes Brahms
Tragic overture, Op 81
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Tragic overture, Op 81
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No.8 in F major Op.83 - 1st movement - Allegro vivace e con brio
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Symphony No.8 in F major Op.83 - 1st movement - Allegro vivace e con brio
George Frideric Handel
Messiah: Part 3 (extracts)
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Messiah: Part 3 (extracts)
Pierre-Laurent Airmard, Chamber Orchestra of Europe & Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Piano Concerto No. 4 In G Major: ii. Andante Con Moto
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Piano Concerto No. 4 In G Major: ii. Andante Con Moto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The Magic Flute (Overture)
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The Magic Flute (Overture)
Felix Mendelssohn
Symphony No 4 in A major, Op 90, 'Italian' (3rd mvt)
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Symphony No 4 in A major, Op 90, 'Italian' (3rd mvt)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Dies Irae (Requiem, D.626)
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Dies Irae (Requiem, D.626)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Cantata BWV No 1 - 'Erfullet, ihr himmlischen gottlichen Flammen'
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Cantata BWV No 1 - 'Erfullet, ihr himmlischen gottlichen Flammen'
Franz Schubert
Overture in the Italian Style, D 591
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Overture in the Italian Style, D 591
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Alles fühlt der Liebe; Der Hölle Rache (The Magic Flute)
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Alles fühlt der Liebe; Der Hölle Rache (The Magic Flute)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Cantata BWV 76 "Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes" - Die Himmel erzählen
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Cantata BWV 76 "Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes" - Die Himmel erzählen
Joseph Haydn
Er ist nicht mehr (Seven Last Words)
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Er ist nicht mehr (Seven Last Words)
George Frideric Handel
Concerto Grosso in D Op. 6 no. 5
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Concerto Grosso in D Op. 6 no. 5
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 6 In F Major Op. 68 Allegretto
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Symphony No. 6 In F Major Op. 68 Allegretto
Georg Philipp Telemann
Concerto for 3 oboes, 3 violins, continuo, TWV44:43
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Concerto for 3 oboes, 3 violins, continuo, TWV44:43
Robert Schumann
Violin Concerto in D minor
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Violin Concerto in D minor
Felix Mendelssohn
Symphony No.3 'Scottish' - Andante con moto - Allegro un poco agitato
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Symphony No.3 'Scottish' - Andante con moto - Allegro un poco agitato
Johann Sebastian Bach
St Matthew Passion, BWV 244 (extract)
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St Matthew Passion, BWV 244 (extract)
Joseph Haydn
Symphony No 82 in C major, 'The Bear' (4th mvt)
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Symphony No 82 in C major, 'The Bear' (4th mvt)
Ludwig van Beethoven
Leonore Overture No 1, Op 138
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Leonore Overture No 1, Op 138
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No 5 in C minor, Op 67 (1st mvt)
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Symphony No 5 in C minor, Op 67 (1st mvt)
Ludwig van Beethoven
Die Ruinen von Athen, Op 113 (Overture)
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Die Ruinen von Athen, Op 113 (Overture)
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No 2 in D major, Op 36 (2nd mvt)
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Symphony No 2 in D major, Op 36 (2nd mvt)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
March No 1 in D major, K 335
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March No 1 in D major, K 335
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No 7 in A major, Op 92 (2nd mvt)
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Symphony No 7 in A major, Op 92 (2nd mvt)
Johann Strauss II
Schatz-Walzer (Der Zigeunerbaron)
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Schatz-Walzer (Der Zigeunerbaron)
Robert Schumann
Fantasy for violin and orchestra in C major, Op 131
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Fantasy for violin and orchestra in C major, Op 131
Felix Mendelssohn
Die Schone Melusine - overture (Op.32)
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Die Schone Melusine - overture (Op.32)
Franz Schubert
Rosamunde, D 797 (Ballet in G major)
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Rosamunde, D 797 (Ballet in G major)
Antonín Dvořák
The Wild Dove Op. 110
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The Wild Dove Op. 110
Johann Strauss II
Thunder and Lightning, Op 324
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Thunder and Lightning, Op 324
Franz Schubert
Overture in D D. 590 'In the Italian style'
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Overture in D D. 590 'In the Italian style'
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1999: Prom 02
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Royal Albert Hall
1999-07-17T16:03:08
17
Jul
1999

Proms 1999: Prom 02

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1998: Prom 72
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Royal Albert Hall
1998-09-11T16:03:08
11
Sep
1998

Proms 1998: Prom 72

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1996: Prom 56
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Royal Albert Hall
1996-09-01T16:03:08
1
Sep
1996

Proms 1996: Prom 56

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1995: Prom 25
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Royal Albert Hall
1995-08-09T16:03:08
9
Aug
1995

Proms 1995: Prom 25

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1989: Prom 04
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Royal Albert Hall
1989-07-24T16:03:08
24
Jul
1989

Proms 1989: Prom 04

Royal Albert Hall

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