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Laura Aikin (soprano), Bernarda Fink (alto), Johannes Chum (tenor) & Ruben Drole (bass)
Concentus Musicus Wien & Arnold Schoenberg Chor, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

When Nikolaus Harnoncourt retired from the stage in December last year, it was his express wish to release the broadcast recording of his last project, Beethoven's monumental “Missa solemnis” as his personal legacy.

The 'Missa solemnis' concerts at the Styriarte Festival Graz and the Salzburg Festival in summer 2015 were his last public performances. This recording of Beethoven's late masterpiece was made from material captured at the Graz concerts and rehearsals.

As a result of his life-long research on Beethoven, he conducted the work for the first time with the Concentus Musicus Wien on period instruments, the Concentus is joined by the Vienna based Arnold Schoenberg Choir and a handpicked solo quartet.

Composers

Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)

Works

Beethoven: Missa Solemnis in D major, Op. 123
Publication date: 2016-06-03
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Jonas Kaufmann (Florestan), Camilla Nylund (Leonore), Alfred Muff (Don Pizarro) & László Polgár (Rocco)
Orchestra and Chorus of The Zurich Opera House, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Beethoven's only opera Fidelio never ceases to fascinate audiences with its spellbinding story of true love. Staged by renowned opera director Jürgen Flimm this production is the outstanding result of the teamwork of the orchestra and chorus of the Zurich Opera House with a cast of magnifi cent singer-actors. Finnish soprano Camilla Nylund in the title role presents a wonderful portrayal of the opposing characters of the loving wife, Leonore, and her alter ego, the young man Fidelio. The internationally renowned tenor Jonas Kaufmann is her counterpart Florestan - the attractive singer plays a convincing suffering prisoner, brought back to life by marital love. László Polgár is the jailer Rocco, torn between greed and sympathy and Alfred Muff takes on the sinister Don Pizarro to complete the setting.

Under the musical direction of Nikolaus Harnoncourt, this production became a highly memorable event. The Austrian conductor is universally celebrated for the structural transparency of his interpretations, his intellectual penetration and his emotional understanding of both music and opera plot. He once called this opera “a hymn of praise to marital love”. Although the work has a long tradition of being interpreted in political terms portraying oppression and liberation, imprisonment and freedom, Harnoncourt is adamant that, for Beethoven, these topics were only a means to an end: “What he was concerned about is love. The real action is between Leonore and Florestan. Essentially, the work is about what can be achieved by true love and the fact that a loving wife is ready to do anything for her husband.”

Sound Formats: PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1

Picture Format: 16:9

Audio Language: DE

Subtitles: GB, DE, FR, ES, IT

DVD 9 / NTSC

Running Time: 128 mins

FSK: 0

Composers

Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)

Works

Beethoven: Fidelio, Op. 72

Conductors

Harnoncourt, Nikolaus
Publication date: 2016-04-01
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The Vienna Concentus Musicus, conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt & featuring acclaimed Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder. Here, we have fresh & playful readings of two works from Mozart's 'Figaro' year of 1786: the highly melodic A major concerto K.488 and the long & resplendent C major work K.503.

Rudolf Buchbinder (fortepiano)
Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Composers

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-91)

Works

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K503
Publication date: 2013-01-14
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Felicity Palmer & Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Stockholm Bach Choir & Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Composers

Handel, George Frideric (1685-1759)

Works

Handel: Ode for St Cecilia's Day, HWV76
Publication date: 2009-10-26

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