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Symphonies - Released February 5, 2016 | Sony Classical

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or - Choc de Classica - Choc Classica de l'année
Nothing new under the sun ? Oh but yes! This recording of the Fourth and Fifth Symphonies of Beethoven by the venerable Nikolaus Harnoncourt lives and breathes brand new. The difference is most notable seeing as he calls on an instrumentarium (along the lines of what Beethoven had in his time) particularly wind-based, whose sound is frankly different from what we know today. Listeners beware: you'll never listen to these two Beethoven symphonies with the same ear once you've had a taste of the original fountain that is sourced here in the 85th year of Harnoncourts wonderful musical mind © SM / Qobuz
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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 de 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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Symphonic Music - Released March 5, 2012 | Sony Classical

Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or - Choc de Classica - Exceptional sound
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Choral Music (Choirs) - Released August 29, 2006 | Warner Classics International

Distinctions Diapason d'or - The Qobuz Ideal Discography
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Sacred Oratorios - Released December 28, 2008 | Teldec

Distinctions Diapason d'or - The Qobuz Ideal Discography
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Classical - Released May 29, 2006 | Warner Classics International

Distinctions Diapason d'or
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Classical - Released March 1, 1992 | Warner Classics International

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