In Vienna, at the age of 86 years died on the world-famous Austrian musician and conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt, one of the largest representatives of the movement authentism, aiming at the most accurate recreation of the music of the past.
Representatives conductor reported that Harnoncourt “died peacefully surrounded by family members”
. for many years he led the baroque ensemble Concentus Musicus, toured extensively around the world and became the winner of numerous awards.
in addition to conducting , Harnoncourt he played in the orchestra cello and medieval stringed bow instrument viola da gamba. His ensemble could be heard the most unusual musical instruments of the medieval era.
Harnoncourt until recently continued creativity and retired a few months ago, in December 2015, because of poor health.
According to the staff of the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra, with the conductor of the whole epoch is gone, but they are sure to continue its work and retain its musical heritage.