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Know your rallentando from your accelerando? Opera singers must follow the composer's musical road signs.
February 1, 2012 Opera singers must obey the musical traffic signals, knowing an accelerando from a rallentando.
July 13, 2007 The brilliant soprano Anna Netrebko stars in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, an opera with a slapstick surface that hides deeply emotional roots. The production is from the Salzburg Festival.
May 11, 2006 Scholars may argue over the essence of Franz Schubert's religious beliefs, but for conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt, there's no doubting the deep spirituality found in the composer's Mass No. 5.
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May 10, 2006 The genius of Franz Schubert is so great that conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt feels he was "thrown down from the moon." Harnoncourt discusses and conducts Schubert's Second Symphony with the Concertgebouw Orchestra.
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May 9, 2006 In the 1950s, Nikolaus Harnoncourt was a cellist in the Vienna Symphony, tired of playing Mozart in a style he couldnt stomach. He quit the orchestra, started one of his own and began conducting music the way he wished.
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December 27, 2005 In this week's Must-Have Mozart, the BBC's Nicholas Kenyon talks with Fred Child about Mozart's Mass in C minor, K. 427, the "Great" Mass. And Kenyon recommends a recording — Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducting Concentus Musicus of Vienna.
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