Alice Harnoncourt (Edited by) Nikolaus Harnoncourt - We are a fellowship of explorers
Notes on the inception of the Concentus Musicus
Searching for the original period sound
Nikolaus Harnoncourt devoted himself to the study of early music, the way it is played and the sound of period instruments from an early age. In 1953 he founded the famous Concentus Musicus with his wife Alice and other musicians. This was to provide a forum for his work on period instruments and the historic performance practice of renaissance and baroque music. It was not until four years later that the Concentus Musicus first performed in public. Alice Harnoncourt has brought together the unpublished diary entries and notes of her husband, which recount his explorations on the trail of early musical sounds. It is a fascinating and entertaining journey, during which Harnoncourt had to accomplish much to listen his way towards the original period sound.
Book details208 pages
format:140 x 220
Release date: 12.09.2017
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