Concentus Musicus Wien is a Baroque music ensemble founded by Nikolaus Harnoncourt and his wife Alice Harnoncourt in 1953 which was largely responsible for the movement to play early music on period instruments. The original instrumentalists in the group came from the ranks of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and gave its first public concert in 1957 in Vienna. Concentus Musicus Wien records for BMG. Adoration, by Peter Paul Rubens. ... Nikolaus Harnoncourt (born December 6, 1929) is an Austrian conductor, known for his historically accurate performances of music from the classical era and earlier. ... Early music is European classical music before the classical music era and after Ancient music. ... Categories: Musical group stubs | Austrian orchestras ... Vienna (German: , see also other names) is the capital of Austria, and also one of the nine States of Austria. ...
ConcentusmusicusWien (= CMW), founded in 1953 by Nikolaus Harnoncourt, is largely responsible for launching the authentic instrument movement and, forty-six years later, remains at the forefront of historical performing practice.
Nikolaus Harnoncourt drew the pioneering instrumentalists of ConcentusmusicusWien from the ranks of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.
ConcentusmusicusWien continues to appear regularly in Vienna and to undertake tours throughout Europe.
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