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Gidon Kremer, Clemens Hagen, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Brahms: Violin Concerto; Double Concerto (1997)

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Gidon Kremer, Clemens Hagen, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Brahms: Violin Concerto; Double Concerto (1997)

Gidon Kremer, Clemens Hagen, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Brahms: Violin Concerto; Double Concerto (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 328 Mb | Total time: 69:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Teldec ‎| # 0630-13137-2 | Recorded: 1996, 1997

Gidon Kremer and Harnoncourt imbue the Violin Concerto with intellectual strength and Romantic warmth.

Jean-Pierre Ponnelle, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2006/1988)

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Jean-Pierre Ponnelle, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2006/1988)

Jean-Pierre Ponnelle, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2006/1988)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | DTS, 6 ch | 6.96 Gb+7.31 Gb (2xDVD9) | 209 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Jean-Pierre Ponnelle (1932-1988) was one of the most eminent opera directors of the second half of the 20th century. His productions not only graced the repertoires of opera houses in Salzburg, Milan and New York, but also enhanced television programming with original, classical opera films produced exclusively by Unitel. Ponnelle always bestowed particular love and care on Mozart's operas, whether popular works such as "Die Zauberflöte" and "Figaro," or less known works such as "La clemenza di Tito," "Idomeneo" and "Mitridate."

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Herbert Tachezi, Concertus Musicus Wien - Handel: Organ Concertos Op. 4 & Op. 7 (1994)

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Herbert Tachezi, Concertus Musicus Wien - Handel: Organ Concertos Op. 4 & Op. 7 (1994)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Herbert Tachezi, Concertus Musicus Wien - Handel: Organ Concertos Op. 4 & Op. 7 (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 687 Mb | Total time: 70:53+77:50 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Teldec | 4509-91188-2 | Recorded: 1975

Surprising as it may seem, these very distinguished accounts of the Handel Organ Concertos Op. 4 and Op. 7 are now more than 25 years old–yet they’ve more than stood the test of time, and indeed are still virtually unrivalled. Herbert Tachezi’s performances always are fascinating to hear anew: note for example how he constantly stimulates interest with delightful ornamentation of melody lines, and the way he approaches caesuras in the texts with proper attention paid to their structural and harmonic settings. And there are some nicely inventive touches in Tachezi’s subtle use of registrations, quite often dictated by the historical background to individual concertos, most of which are transcriptions. ]

Lang Lang, Wiener Philharmoniker, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - The Mozart Album (2014) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Lang Lang, Wiener Philharmoniker, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - The Mozart Album (2014) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Lang Lang, Wiener Philharmoniker, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - The Mozart Album (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 471 Mb | Scans included | Time: 02:01:57
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88843-08253

For this all-Mozart twofer from Sony, piano virtuoso Lang Lang, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt, and the Vienna Philharmonic present a program of piano concertos, piano sonatas, and several short solo pieces that give a good sampling of the composer's keyboard output. The roster may provoke some cognitive dissonance, though, because Harnoncourt is best known for historically informed period interpretations of Mozart, while Lang Lang and the Vienna Philharmonic are more associated with a conventional, mainstream performance style. One might expect some compromise between the two camps, yet while the orchestra incorporates some aspects of Classical sound into its playing, it remains a modern orchestra of full size, and Harnoncourt doesn't ask for the tone colors and techniques he would demand of his own Concentus Musicus Wien. For the soloist's part, Lang Lang is rather restrained and sensitive to the character of the music, and apart from some showiness in his cadenzas, he shows less of the ebullience and bravura playing he otherwise shows in Liszt or Rachmaninov.

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus Musicus Wien - Haydn: Die Jahreszeiten (2008)

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus Musicus Wien - Haydn: Die Jahreszeiten (2008)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus Musicus Wien - Haydn: Die Jahreszeiten (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 712 Mb | Total time: 136:47 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | 88697 28126 2 | Recorded: 2007

Nikolaus Harnoncourt präsentierte 2009 einen der spannendsten Beiträge zum Haydn-Jubiläumsjahr. Seine Neueinspielung der berühmten Jahreszeiten von Haydn mit dem Originalklangorchester Concentus Musicus Wien bietet einen liebevoll im Detail ausgemalten, kontraststarken und spannungsreichen Bilderbogen - mit wild brausenden Winterstürmen, brütender Sommerhitze, heftigem Gewitter und einem ausschweifenden Winzerfest. Das Solistenterzett mit Genia Kühmeiers mädchenhaften Sopran, dem kultivierten Tenor von Werner Güra und dem ausdruckstarken, lyrischen Bariton von Christian Gerhaher lässt keine Wünsche offen. 2010 erhielt Nikolaus Harnoncourt für diese Einspielung den Echo Klassik für die beste Chorwerk-Einspielung des Jahres.

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam - Bach: Matthäus-Passion (2000)

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam - Bach: Matthäus-Passion (2000)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam - Bach: Matthäus-Passion (2000)
dBpoweramp | FLAC | Track (Cue & Log) ~ 655 Mb | Total time: 59:29+56:21+51:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Teldec | 8.35668 ZB | Recorded: 1985

This live recording of the concert of 31st March 1985 document the performances of the Passion which have been given annually by Nikolaus Harnoncourt and the Concertgebouw Orchestra for ten years now.

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (2007)

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (2007)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Wiener Philharmoniker, Anna Netrebko, Ildebrando D'Arcangelo - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 916 Mb | Total time: 189:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 00289 4776710 | Recorded: 2006

Anna Netrebko once again triumphed at the 2006 Salzburg Festival with her winning portrayal of Susanna in Claus Guth's new production of Le nozze di Figaro, the highlights of which can be heard on this spectacular CD. Led by conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt with the Vienna Philharmonic, this production of Figaro garnered critical acclaim: "Guth and Harnoncourt have opened up a new perspective on an opera that is normally staged as a lightweight, turbulent farce," wrote the Zeit Online, while Die Welt described Harnoncourt as "a sorcerer able to conjure up magical sounds."

Concertgebouw Orchestra, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Mozart: Double Concerto; Chick Corea & Friedrich Gulda: Compositions (1995)

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Concertgebouw Orchestra, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Mozart: Double Concerto; Chick Corea & Friedrich Gulda: Compositions (1995)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Double Concerto No.10, K. 365
Chick Corea: Fantasy; Friedrich Gulda: Ping Pong (1984/1995)
Concertgebouw Orchestra, conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Chick Corea, piano; Friedrich Gulda, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 186 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Teldec | # 2292-42988-2 | Time: 00:47:09

Believed to have been composed between August 1775 and January 1777, the Concerto In E Flat Major for two pianos technically counts as being the tenth of Mozart's twenty-seven concertos, that huge and prodigious body that would set the standards for all piano concertos from Mozart's time forward. Although it is not performed with the same frequency as his later works (especially the final eight concertos, 20-27), this "Double" piano concerto, believed to have been composed by Mozart for performance by him and his sister Maria Anna ("Nannerl"), is nevertheless a fascinating experiment of Mozart's, one that requires a pair of solid keyboard virtuosos to do (and for the composer's Seventh piano concerto, you needed three soloists).

Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Haydn: 4 Masses, Stabat Mater (2011)

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Haydn: 4 Masses, Stabat Mater (2011)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Haydn: 4 Masses, Stabat Mater (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 05:59:30 | 1.7 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Warner Classics | Catalog: 699398

Throughout this Warner Classics six disc set one remains impressed with Harnoncourt’s tightly controlled direction of his magnificent forces, employing tempi that always feel appropriate. The sound quality is of a high standard as is the interesting and informative annotation. A valuable set of Haydn sacred music that is perfect for dipping in and out.

Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Mozart: Great Mass in C minor K.427 (1994)

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Mozart: Great Mass in C minor K.427 (1994)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Mozart: Great Mass in C minor K.427 (1994)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 55:45 | 259 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Teldec | Catalog: 4509959916

Mozarts Große Messe, KV 427, ist Fragment geblieben und gehört dennoch zu den eindrucksvollsten Werken geistlicher Musik in Europa. Der Salzburger Meister folgt hier den Messemodellen Bachs (und Händels). Auch Spuren der italienischen Gesangstradition lassen sich erkennen, vor allem was die Ausarbeitung der Sopranpartien betrifft. Frieder Bernius, in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Musikwissenschaftler Uwe Wolf, hat den Mut, der ausgedehnten Diskographie zu dieser Messe eine weitere Einspielung hinzuzufügen (Kammerchor Stuttgart/Hofkapelle Stuttgart). Das Besondere an dieser Aufnahme ist der aus Praxis, theoretischen und musikhistorischen Überlegungen gespeiste Versuch, eine sehr diskret ergänzte Fassung dieser Messe vorzulegen.

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus Musicus Wien - Haydn: Die Sieben Letzten Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuze (1992)

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus Musicus Wien - Haydn: Die Sieben Letzten Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuze (1992)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus Musicus Wien, Arnold Schoenberg Choir - Haydn: Die Sieben Letzten Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuze (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 257 Mb | Total time: 62:41 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Teldec | 2292 46458 2 | Recorded: 1990

This was, at one time, the most popular piece of music that Haydn composed. It was originally written as a series of eight slow movements (an introduction, then the seven "words") and a final "earthquake" designed to be performed in a Spanish church during Holy Week. So famous did the music become that some hack made a vocal version of the work, which Haydn felt he could do much better himself. So he created this oratorio, as well as making (or approving) arrangements for string quartet and solo piano! For the vocal version, he divided the work into two parts and added a stunning introduction to the second part for wind band alone.

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Choral Fantasia, Rondo in B flat (2004)

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Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Choral Fantasia, Rondo in B flat (2004)

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Choral Fantasia, Rondo in B flat (2004)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:04:02 | 313 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Warner Classics | Catalog: 2564 60602-2

Go ahead, play rough and tough with Beethoven. He can take it: he's made of marble and stone and it'd take more than a couple hardcore eccentrics to ruin his reputation. This is not to say that gard-core eccentrics Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Nikolaus Harnoncourt don't give it their best shot. Like their earlier recording of the complete Piano Concertos of Beethoven, Aimard and Harnoncourt do what they like with his Triple Concerto, Rondo in B flat major, and Choral Fantasy to consistently terrible results. With violinist Thomas Zehetmair and cellist Clemens Hagen, Aimard and Harnoncourt turn in an ungainly and graceless recording of the graceful and gracious Triple Concerto.

Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Beethoven: Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus (1995) (Repost)

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Beethoven: Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus (1995) (Repost)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Beethoven: Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus (1995)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:08:30 | 320 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Teldec | Catalog: 90876

This zippy ballet is early Beethoven–the only work of its type that he ever wrote. It dates from the same time as the First Symphony, which is around 1800, and is noteworthy in two other respects: it's the only piece of orchestral music that Beethoven ever wrote that uses a harp (I know–big deal–but from such trivia are music snobs made. Go intimidate your friends!), and he uses a tune that later becomes the main theme of the finale of the Third Symphony, and consequently the subject of the Eroica Variations for piano solo. Nikolaus Harnoncourt is great with music of this sort, investing it with uncommon urgency and making it sound suitably grand.

Rudolf Buchbinder, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Brahms: Piano Concertos (2000)

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Rudolf Buchbinder, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Brahms: Piano Concertos (2000)

Rudolf Buchbinder, Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Brahms: Piano Concertos (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:37:45 | 436 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Teldec | Catalog: 80212

Few musical partnerships have elicited such divergent critical opinions as Maurizio Pollini and Claudio Abbado in Brahms’s two piano concertos. Reviewing the First Concerto in April 1999, Richard Osborne found ‘a lack of quickness and intelligence in the inner-part playing’ while missing ‘any real sense of interaction between soloist and orchestra’. A year earlier Bryce Morrison, in his review of the Second Concerto, had found it ‘impossible to think of them apart, their unity [here] is so indissoluble’. BM also praised what he heard as ‘a granitic reading stripped of all surplus gesture, preening mannerism or overt display, intent only on the unveiling of a musical or moral truth’.

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus musicus Wien - Handel: Ode for St. Cecilia's Day (1996)

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus musicus Wien - Handel: Ode for St. Cecilia's Day (1996)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus musicus Wien - Handel: Ode for St. Cecilia's Day (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 212 Mb | Total time: 49:32 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Teldec | # 0630-12319-2 | Recorded: 1977

This is one of Handel's most inspired and invigorating works. Relatively short (50 minutes), it is an ode to music itself, with arias and choruses in praise of the attributes of various instruments, from the "trumpet's loud clangor" to the "soft complaining flute", of course featuring solos for those players. It also has one of Handel's most rousing final choruses, depicting the end of the world, when "music shall untune the sky".