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Nikolaus Harnoncourt 1929: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
6.12.1929: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
His full name was Nikolaus de la Fontaine und d'Harnoncourt-Unverzagt. He began playing cello at the age of ten. After completing his studies at the Vienna Academy of Music, he was a cellist with the Vienna Symphonic Orchestra for 17 years. Harnoncourt became famous for his authentic interpretations of renaissance and baroque music on historical instruments. In the 1980s he focused on Mozart and published several works based on his research.
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Who is Nikolaus Harnoncourt?
  An Austrian painter
  An Austrian novelist
  An Austrian orchestra conductor