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Offline vers la flamme

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Re: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
« Reply #120 on: August 18, 2021, 12:53:22 PM »
Thanks; I'll have to seek out the Biber and the Vivaldi (one of few works that I don't think I can have too many recordings of).

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Re: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
« Reply #121 on: August 18, 2021, 11:11:48 PM »
I forgot the 4 seasons. This holds up very well despite dozens of other recordings. Back then it must have been the first where one could really hear the dog bark (and there are several later HIP recordings much smoother where one does not hear any dogs...)
Struck by the sounds before the sun,
I knew the night had gone.
The morning breeze like a bugle blew
Against the drums of dawn.
(Bob Dylan)

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Re: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
« Reply #122 on: August 20, 2021, 07:19:55 AM »
I think I'm going to order this, just based on Sarge's description of the Mozart Requiem earlier in the thread...



The man that hath no music in himself,
Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds,
Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils.
The motions of his spirit are dull as night,
And his affections dark as Erebus.
Let no such man be trusted.

-- William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

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Re: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
« Reply #123 on: August 20, 2021, 06:46:09 PM »
I recently came across this Schubert symphony cycle with the COE. I had no idea that Harnoncourt recorded this, which would be the third along the RCO and Berlin Phil. which I adore both cycles. Should be arriving soon!



Offline Mandryka

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Re: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
« Reply #124 on: August 20, 2021, 07:28:06 PM »
Harnoncourt recorded K 491 with Lang Lang towards the end of his life, I did not enjoy it. But Lang Lang continued to play the concerto with other conductors and the result is some of the most satisfying and performances of it I know. There used to be several on youtube, ones with Manfred Honeck were specially good.
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Re: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
« Reply #125 on: August 20, 2021, 11:24:16 PM »
Note that the sacred choral box are all "late" recordings and Harnoncourt had recorded the pieces by Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven's op.123 before. I cannot comment on the relative merits as the only of the box I know is the "Creation" (very good, probably better than the old Teldec Vienna Symphony recording, I had heard the "Seasons" in the old recording and don't think it is among his best).
Struck by the sounds before the sun,
I knew the night had gone.
The morning breeze like a bugle blew
Against the drums of dawn.
(Bob Dylan)