Happy 85th, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Happy 85th birthday to Maestro Nikolaus Harnoncourt (née Johannes Nicolaus Graf de la Fontaine und d’Harnoncourt-Unverzagt– I really do need a posher name), cellist, conductor and visionary. Without doubt, one of the most interesting musicians of the last 50 years.   Harnoncourt, to me, represents the what happens when rigorous and questing scholarship is wedded to […]

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