Thursday, 10 March 2016

Vindicated at Salzburg: Harnoncourt's magnificent Mozart 2012

Why is it "news" that Karajan hated Harnoncourt's guts? Surprise, surprise. Harnoncourt stood for everything Karajan wasn't.  The thought of Bernstein and Harnoncourt, well...;.   Harnoncourt, like most truly original personages,  didn't need anyone else to prove himself.  HERE is a link to Harnoncourt's magnificent Salzburg Mozart concert in 2012 : "Litaniae de venerabili altaris sacramento KV 243 et la Messe longue en do majeur KV 262. Les solistes Sylvia Schwartz (soprano), Elisabeth von Magnus (mezzo-soprano), Jeremy Ovenden (ténor) et Florian Boesch (bariton) ont été accompagnés par le Arnold Schoenberg Chor et l'Ensemble für Alte Musik d'Harnoncourt, le Concentus Musicus de Wien." Total vindication !  Please also see my piece Nikolaus Harnoncourt : his true significance.   Harnoncourt and those of his mindset - even with very different repertoires -  transformed modern ideas on performance practice  and made European music what it is today.

No comments: