About this title: Austrian conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt was one of the original promoters of the practice of playing Baroque music on historical instruments, and he had an idiosyncratic style, to boot; well-considered and carefully worked out, but still idiosyncratic. It wasn't uncommon to hear Bach lovers get into arguments at parties over his first cycle of Bach cantata recordings, made in the 1970s and 1980s. He's mellowed out a bit in his old age, with some widely acclaimed recordings of Classical-era repertory that anyone can enjoy ...
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