Nikolaus Harnoncourt's career as a conductor of both orchestral works and opera encompasses Viennese Classicism, the Romantic repertoire and works from the 20th century. With the Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, and the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras, Harnoncourt constantly reinterprets and rediscovers the grand repertoire of orchestral works: the concertos and symphonies of Haydn and Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Dvorák and Bruckner, but also the works of Bela Bartók and Alban Berg.
When Nikolaus Harnoncourt died in March 2016, the music world lost one of its most influential conductors. A star in his field, Harnoncourt always displayed the characteristic passion and fiery intensity that identified him, first and foremost, as a true servant of his art. Deutsche Grammophon commemorates the first anniversary of his death presenting his remarkable historically informed recordings with violinist Gidon Kremer and the Vienna Philharmonic on 180g vinyl. Here we have their essential performances of Mozart's Violin Concertos No. 4 and 5. A voucher for a digital download is also included.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, conductor
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor
Gidon Kremer, violin