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Nikolaus Harnoncourt Alice Harnoncourt (Edited by) - My family

Nikolaus Harnoncourt’s childhood and youth was shaped by hardship and the after-effects of World War II, the parenting codex of the aristocracy to which his family belonged and the love for music. The world was in upheaval, it was a time of great political and societal change. To give his children and grandchildren a greater understanding of this era Harnoncourt wrote down his memories and reflections in a “family book”. How did his family deal with the economic and political shifts? What was life like when everything was no longer what it had been? And what traditions shaped the Harnoncourt family? Nikolaus Harnoncourt’s personal account is a fascinating record of the past.

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with numerous illustrations
240 pages
format:140 x 220
ISBN: 9783701734658
Release date: 11.09.2018

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt

born in 1929 in Berlin, died 2016. In 1953, he founded his ensemble for old music, the Concentus Musicus. As a conductor, he won numerous international awards, including the Musikpreis of the Ernst von Siemens Foundation (2002) and the Kyoto Prize (2005).

Alice Harnoncourt (Edited by)

born 1930 in Vienna, is an Austrian violinist and a pioneer in the historic performance practice of early music. After years of playing and experimenting with historic musical instruments she founded the Concentus Musicus in 1953, together with her husband and other musicians. She was actively involved with the ensemble until her husband passed away.

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