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Nikolaus Harnoncourt dies aged 86

Monday, March 07, 2016 - 00:35

Austrian conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt, a luminary in Europe's classical music scene for decades, has died aged 86. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Austrian conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt, a luminary in Europe's classical music scene for decades, has died aged 86. Known to millions from performances including the New Year's concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the musician born in Berlin and raised in Graz had retired late last year. A message announcing his death was posted on his website on Sunday (March 6) by his wife and artistic partner Alice Harnoncourt and their family. A cellist famed for conducting both orchestral works and opera in Europe's musical capitals, Harnoncourt also collected historical instruments and wrote extensively on the performance of early music.

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt dies aged 86

Monday, March 07, 2016 - 00:35