- Oct 22, 2013
On January 27, 2014 Sony Classical releases a remarkable addition to Nikolaus Harnoncourt’s discography: Combining symphonic grandeur with light-footed dances and soloistic virtuoso display, Mozart’s great Posthorn-Serenade from 1779 is the ideal pièce de resistance for Harnoncourt and his ensemble, the Concentus Musicus Wien. Their interpretation, captured live at the Vienna Musikverein, is complemented with a buoyant rendering of Mozart’s much-loved Haffner symphony.
The album can be pre-ordered here.
- Jul 29, 2013
Nikolaus Harnoncourt’s recording of the Mozart Requiem is now available as part of the iTunes Essentials series. This wonderful album collection presents superlative performances of essential masterpieces, all from high resolution master recordings, and all Mastered for iTunes.
Order it now in the iTunes store: http://myplay.me/10gr
- Apr 15, 2013
A monster concert featuring some 600 performers in Vienna’s Court Riding School on 29 November 1812 led to the formation of the “Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde” (Society of the Friends of Music), and this was celebrated two centuries later in the form of a reconstruction of that memorable concert from 1812 under the direction of Nikolaus Harnoncourt. On the programme, then as now, was Timotheus oder Die Gewalt der Musik (Timotheus, or The Power of Musick), the German version of Handel’s Alexander’s Feast that Mozart himself had prepared.
- Nov 22, 2012
Captured live at two concerts in June 2012 at the Vienna Musikverein, this recording sheds a new light on two of Mozart’s mature piano concerti. Nikolaus Harnoncourt teamed up with the legendary pianist Rudolf Buchbinder to record this repertoire for the first time with his ensemble, the Concentus Musicus Wien. The combination of a historic fortepiano and original instruments creates unusual colouring and is a unique listening experience.