Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducts the Concentus Musicus Wien. Johann Sebastian Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, named after their dedicatee the Margrave Christian Ludwig von Brandenburg, have been part of Nikolaus Harnoncourt's permanent repertoire ever since he founded his Concentus musicus ensemble. The ensemble has recorded them and played them on their tours throughout the world. The impulse which led Harnoncourt to establish the Concentus musicus in 1953 was his dissatisfaction with the traditional way of interpreting early music. The uncommon and sometimes radically different style of the Concentus musicus, as well as its exclusive use of historical instruments, secured the ensemble its international reputation. The production was filmed in the historical Baroque monastery library in Wiblingen, Germany.





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Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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Harnoncourt conducts the Brandenburg Concertos