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Harnoncourt was born in Berlin, was brought up in Graz and studied music in Vienna. Nikolaus Harnoncourt founded Concentus Musicus Wien with his wife, Alice Hoffelner, in 1953 while playing cello with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. That group was dedicated to authentic performances on period instruments, and by the 1970s his work with it had made him quite well known. He played the viola da gamba at this time, as well as…

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  • impressive, his recording of the last three Mozart symphonies
  • By the way, you can find lots of albums with Nikolaus Harnoncourt on Spotify and Deezer, also search for [artist]Nikolaus Harnoncourt & Concentus Musicus Wien[/artist] where the famous Mozart Requiem recording is listed.
  • Happy New Year everybody, there's a new [group]Conductors[/group] group on Last.fm! ZZee ya there, Hans-Jürgen
  • amazing

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