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    Great champion of baroque music and original instruments!
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
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    Sad indeed,,,


    • #3
      The last few years has been rough on the music community with the deaths of so many really world class musicians. This one hits me hard. I saw and heard Harnencourt at Alice Tully in the late 70s with Concentus Musicus in a terrific early music performance. More recently, I have been to concerts with him conducting the Vienna Phil at Carnegie. As a former play with Vienna I think they responded differently and perhaps better to him than many other conductors. They were memorable performances.
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      • #4
        His first recording of the Bach St. Matthew Passion is one of the landmarks of classical recording history.

        At my college, Bach's work was on the seminar "reading list" required of all sophomores. In the weeks leading up to the seminar, the music tutorial classes examined parts of the work; while a number of different performances were used as examples, it was the Harnoncourt that gradually became the standard. I think that assignment resulted in more sales of the album around the D.C. area than it had racked up in all the years beforehand! It was gratifying to me, in the days before and even after the seminar, to walk around campus and hear the Passion -- almost always Harnoncourt's recording -- coming from the dorm rooms of students who would otherwise never be listening to classical in their "spare time."