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Harnoncourt: The Complete Sony Recordings


Release Date: 10/07/2016 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 517375   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachGeorge Frideric HandelFranz Joseph HaydnWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Number of Discs: 64 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Nikolaus Harnoncourt – The Complete Sony Recordings brings together for the first time Harnoncourt’s complete recordings from 2002–2015 with his Concentus Musicus Wien, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.

The edition features his famous symphony recordings of Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, and Bruckner, alongside his celebrated performances of great choral works such as the Verdi, Brahms, and Requiems and Haydn’s Die Schöpfung, as well as Mozart’s opera Zaide, Haydn’s Orlando paladino and
Read more Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Also included are previously authorized but unreleased recordings of J. S. Bach’s Cantatas Nos. 26 & 36, Beethoven’s Christus am Ölberge and Dvorák’s Stabat Mater.

The set comes with a 136-page coffee-table book featuring a newly written essay on Nikolaus Harnoncourt – musician, conductor and researcher – plus all of his own liner notes and interviews that came with the original releases.

The edition also contains Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte on DVD, the DVD documentary Mission Mozart with pianist Lang Lang, rehearsal excerpts, interviews and lectures by Harnoncourt on CD and DVD, and finally the complete sung texts on CD-ROM.

With 61 CDs and 3 DVDs – Nikolaus Harnoncourt – The Complete Sony Recordings is the authoritative artistic legacy of one of the most charismatic and significant figures in the world of classical music.

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REVIEW:

This compilation, commemorating his later recordings, reminds us that he was not purely an early-music specialist. Highlights include Handel, Haydn, and Mozart, to be sure, but there’s also Verdi, Smetana, and even Gershwin. For Harnoncourt devotees, there is also previously unreleased Bach, Beethoven, and Dvorak.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Schwingt freudig euch empor, BWV 36 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1731; Leipzig, Germany 
2.
Ach wie flüchtig, ach wie nichtig, ist der Menschen Leben, BWV 26 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
3.
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1731; Leipzig, Germany 
4.
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 61 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1714; Cöthen, Germany 
5.
Wir danken dir, Gott, BWV 29 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1731; Leipzig, Germany 
6.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
7.
Alexander's Feast, HWV 75 "Ode for St Cecilia's Day" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736; London, England 
8.
Messiah, HWV 56 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741; London, England 
9.
Orlando paladino, H 28 no 11 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
10.
Symphony no 82 in C major, H 1 no 82 "The Bear" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
11.
Symphony no 83 in G minor, H 1 no 83 "The Hen" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
12.
Symphony no 84 in E flat major, H 1 no 84 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
13.
Symphony no 85 in B flat major, H 1 no 85 "La Reine" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1785; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
14.
Symphony no 86 in D major, H 1 no 86 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
15.
Symphony no 87 in A major, H 1 no 87 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
16.
The Creation, H 21 no 2 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1798; Vienna, Austria 
17.
The Seasons, H 21 no 3 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Period: Classical 
Written: 1799-1801; Vienna, Austria 
18.
Symphony no 1 in E flat major, K 16 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Period: Classical 
Written: 1764; London, England 
19.
Symphony no 4 in D major, K 19 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Period: Classical 
Written: 1765; London, England 
20.
Symphony no 5 in B flat major, K 22 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Period: Classical 
Written: 1765; Netherlands 
21.
Symphony no 43 in F major, K 76 (42a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Period: Classical 
Written: 1767; ?Vienna, Austria 
22.
Symphony no 6 in F major, K 43 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Period: Classical 
Written: 1767; Vienna, Austria 
23.
Symphony no 7a in G major, K Anh. 221 (45a) "Old Lambach" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Period: Classical 
Written: 1765-1766; The Hague, Netherlan 
24.
Symphony no 7 in D major, K 45 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Period: Classical 
Written: 1768; Vienna, Austria 
25.
Symphony no 55 in B flat major, K Anh. 214 (45b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Period: Classical 
Written: 1768; ?Vienna, Austria 
26.
Symphony no 8 in D major, K 48 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Period: Classical 
Written: 1768; Vienna, Austria 
27.
Symphony no 9 in C major, K 73 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Salzburg, Austria 
28.
Symphony no 44 in D major, K 81 (73l) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Period: Classical 
Written: 1770; Rome, Italy 
29.
Symphony no 47 in D major, K 97 (73m) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Period: Classical 
Written: 1770; Rome, Italy 
30.
Symphony no 45 in D major, K 95 (73n) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Period: Classical 
Written: 1770; Rome, Italy 
31.
Symphony no 11 in D major, K 84 (73q) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Period: Classical 
Written: 1770; Rome, Italy 
32.
Symphony no 10 in G major, K 74 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Period: Classical 
Written: 1770; Milan, Italy 
33.
Symphony no 42 in F major, K 75 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Salzburg, Austria 
34.
Symphony no 12 in G major, K 110 (75b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Salzburg, Austria 
35.
Ascanio in Alba, K 111: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Milan, Italy 

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