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Harnoncourting Disaster: Vlast from the Past

The estimable Elisabeth Barnette will cover Thursday evening’s Vienna Philharmonic concert at Carnegie Hall for Classical Source. The orchestra (this time with a pretty full string complement) sounds as glorious as ever, despite the “historically [allegedly] authentic” playing techniques demanded by Maestro Nikolaus Harnoncourt in what sounded like an attempt to ape late 19th century performance practice, but judging from recordings made in the early 20th century was likely way off the mark.

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