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    Conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt dies aged 86


    Friends and colleagues honour early-music pioneer and founder of Concentus Musicus Wien

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    Early music pioneer Nikolaus Harnoncourt announces retirement


    Nikolaus Harnoncourt, one of the founders of the early music movement in the 1950s, has announced his retirement. The conductor, who founded the period-instrument ensemble Concentus Musicus Wien in 1953, made the announcement on 5 December, the day before his 86th birthday, in a handwritten letter published ...

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    Video: Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducts Mozart's Violin Concerto no.3


    Conductor and early music pioneer Nikolaus Harnoncourt, who announced his retirement on Saturday 5 December , conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in Mozart's Violin Concerto no.3 in G major K216, with soloist Gidon Kremer. Violinist Ray Chen will give a Masterclass on the first movement of this ...