AN UNCOMMON THOUGHT

"The real trick to life is not to be in the know, but to be in the mystery."
-Fred Alan Wolf

21 June 2016

Unparalleled.


To be on the brink of the abyss is the greatest feeling of all.

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

The performances of the Missa Solemnis at the Styriarte Festival in Graz and at the Salzburg Festival in summer 2015 were Nikolaus Harnoncourt’s last concerts. After his retirement from the stage later that year, it was Mr. Harnoncourt’s express wish that this album, made from the material captured at the Graz concerts and rehearsals, also be his last released recording. Beethoven’s late masterpiece has thus become the final chapter of an unparalleled discography spanning 65 years.

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