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Subject: Austrian conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt dies at 86

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/07/16 at 6:31 am

The celebrated Austrian conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt - considered to be the "pope" of the baroque music revival - has died in Vienna aged 86.
A statement on his website said he "took his last breath peacefully surrounded by family".
The Vienna Musikverein, home to the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra, said his death marked the end of an era.
The conductor announced his retirement in a farewell letter in December, citing health reasons.

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