Week of April 5, 2010
Concentus Musicus Wien
Arnold Schoenberg Choir
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor
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BEETHOVEN: Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II
BEETHOVEN: Christ on the Mount of Olives, Op. 85
SCHUMANN: Arabesque in C, Op. 18 –Leif Ove Andsnes (live recording)
HANDEL: Concerto grosso IV, Op. 6, no. 4 –Concentus Musicius Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor (Teldec 35603
This time of year in Lucerne Switzerland is spectacular and a few days ago, the population swelled as people came from all over to hear a very special concert given as part of the Lucerne Festival at Easter. On this occasion, Nikolaus Harnoncourt lead his superb Vienna Concentus Musicus and the Arnold Schoenberg Choir in two rarely heard works by Beethoven.
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