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Masses, Passions, Requiems - Released June 3, 2016 | Sony Classical

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or - Gramophone Editor's Choice - 4 étoiles Classica
In July 2015, just eight months before his death, Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducted spiritual opus of Beethoven, the enigmatic and titanic Missa Solemnis, for a final time. It was a work that he addressed very late in his career, with 1988 being the first time. At the head of his Concentus Musicus and the Arnold Schönberg Choir, he produces an uncluttered reading, stripped of all excess weight that has restricted so many conductors in the past, including the most famous. It’s almost like attending a huge Mass! Both the Piano and silence are key, allowing the monument to emerge in all its grandeur from the calm. Suddenly the lines become clear and intelligible, the "lengths" acquire their entire purpose... what we see from the old lion Harnoncourt here is most extraordinary, with his ability to allow the listener to peer into the soul of Beethoven. If there is only one record to keep... © SM / Qobuz
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Oratorios (secular) - Released April 26, 2013 | Sony Classical

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Gramophone Record of the Month - Hi-Res Audio
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Classical - Released May 29, 2015 | Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or - 4F de Télérama
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Symphonies - Released May 29, 2015 | Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings

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Symphonies - Released May 29, 2015 | Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings

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Symphonies - Released May 29, 2015 | Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings

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Symphonies - Released May 29, 2015 | Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings

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Masses, Passions, Requiems - Released May 29, 2015 | Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings

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Masses, Passions, Requiems - Released May 29, 2015 | Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings

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Full Operas - Released May 29, 2015 | Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings

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