Hector McDonald has been principal horn with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and Concentus Musicus Wien
, performing on the Vienna, Baroque, Classical, natural, and modern double horn.
There is no resident orchestra, and so, over the past decade, no fewer than 18 orchestras ranging from the ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien and the late Nikolaus Harnoncourt's Concentus Musicus Wien
to the Wiener Symphoniker and the Freiburger Barokorchester have graced the pit.
In November 2012, Buchbinder presented a live recording of Mozart concertos with Concentus Musicus Wien
and Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
The founding concert was replicated to the day with a public performance in the Goldene Saal of Handel's cantata Timotheus, or The Power of Music in Mozart's scoring as given in 1812; Nikolaus Harnoncourt and the Concentus Musicus Wien
performed with a vitality and commitment that truly celebrated both its title and the spirit of the society's initiation.
The Czech Ensemble Baroque Orchestra plays very well and with enthusiasm, yet as regards this particular repertoire, it is impossible to forget about projects accomplished by, for instance, Les Arts Florissants, II Complesso Barocco, Concentus musicus Wien
and Academy of Ancient Music, which are superior.
Being one of the most outstanding harpists in the international platform today, Naoko Yoshino's solo engagements with the world's top orchestras have included the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Zurich's Tonhalle Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Concentus Musicus Wien
, and the NHK Symphony Orchestra, among others.
The youthful-sounding cast (including four tenors, no less) is obviously having a whale of a time, and the Concentus Musicus Wien
plays with spirit and vigour under the enthusiastic Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concentus Musicus Wien
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He has assembled a strong team of soloists and choir to join with his Concentus Musicus Wien
as a tribute to the genius of one of our greatest and most genial composers.
My first contact with any kind of historische Auffuhrungspraxis was at age 14 (1973) when I heard the Concentus Musicus Wien
in a Bach concert at Freiburg.
In addition to regional folk music, Styriarte has also been a platform for distinguished early-music ensembles and artists specialising in informed interpretation, headed by Jordi Savall and Harnoncourt's companions from the Concentus Musicus Wien