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Conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt dies aged 86

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Conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt dies aged 86

<p>The renowned Austrian conductor, Nikolaus Harnoncourt has died aged 86.</p> <p>Known to millions from performances including the New Year’s concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, he was also refered to as the “pope” of the baroque music revival.</p> <p>Harnoncourt’s work was considered ground-breaking as he sought to interpret music as faithfully to the original as possible.</p> <p>A cellist famed for conducting both orchestral works and opera in Europe’s musical capital, Harnoncourt also collected historical instruments and wrote extensively on the performance of early music.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">We are saddened to hear that <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NikolausHarnoncourt?src=hash">#NikolausHarnoncourt</a> has died. Thank you for your legacy and farewell, maestro! <a href="https://t.co/jaNrHPyAE8">pic.twitter.com/jaNrHPyAE8</a></p>— Deutsche Grammophon (@DGclassics) <a href="https://twitter.com/DGclassics/status/706459315775873024">March 6, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Very sad to hear that a champion of early music has passed away. Thank you for your legacy Nikolaus Harnoncourt. <a href="https://t.co/xdufMGvtmr">pic.twitter.com/xdufMGvtmr</a></p>— Detroit Symphony (@DetroitSymphony) <a href="https://twitter.com/DetroitSymphony/status/706573758954213376">March 6, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>