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Nikolaus Harnoncourt Suggest updates

Born Berlin, 6 December 1929.

Died Salzburg, 5 March 2016.

Austrian conductor, cellist and musicologist.

Nikolaus Harnoncourt was a hugely versatile musician, conducting a range from Monteverdi to Gershwin and Berg.  His reputation was established by the formation of his Viennese group of baroque specialists, the Concentus Musikus, and subsequent restoration of works by Bach and Monteverdi played in period style.

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