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    Default Harnoncourt, love him or hate him.......

    He sure stretches the envelope, if not rips it open. Willful or justified?

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    He justifies what he does quite eloquently. Neither love nor hate seem, ah, justified.
    I spent a fortune on deodorant before I realized that people don't like me anyway.

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    Love him. Full name: Count Nikolaus de la Fontaine und d'Harnoncourt-Unverzagt

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    Right on the money there, ComposerOfAvantGarde. the man is a legend!! And he always talks to the audience in Vienna before starting any concert!!

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    I like his recordings of Johann Strauss II's music, THIS album in particular. He also conducted the Vienna New Year's Day concert about 10 years ago.

    But I'm not a huge fan of the wig things he does (in terms of the repertoire itself, not his playing or interpretation), so I neither love or hate him to the max, so an in-between option for this poll would have been good, but anyway...
    Last edited by Sid James; Jan-30-2012 at 06:16.

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    He's my favourite conductor.

    He's been the most influential conductor from the second half of the 20th Century on.

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    Favourites are his Mozart symphonies/Concertgebouw, his Mozart "Abduction from the Seraglio", his Bach vocal works, the Schumann Piano Concerto with Argerich.
    His interpretation of the later Romantic repertoire is often less to my taste, there´s usually a good dose of classicism.
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    He quits touring:




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    i haven't liked anything i've heard of his.

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    Never mind! As Prince Orlofsky would say: chacun à son goût!

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    At the beginning, he was way too committed to HIP performances, even down to listing in the liner notes all the instruments and their pedigrees. Lately, he has loosened up, and I like him more than I used to.

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    My father has got in the '60 the 1st box of Brandenburg concertos so it's almost 50 years that I have to say thanks for been existed to Graf Nikolaus .

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    Harnoncourt, I'd say a Top 40 conducting recording legacy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itarbrt View Post
    My father has got in the '60 the 1st box of Brandenburg concertos so it's almost 50 years that I have to say thanks for been existed to Graf Nikolaus .
    I assume you still like them then?

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    I bought almost all avaliable of him with label telefunken/teldec " das alte werk " . I vote love .

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