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Konzerthaus: Großer Saal
|Iberian curios at the Wiener Konzerthaus, with Jordi Savall and Hespèrion XXI||Zwölftöner|
|An aesthetic of tradition whose past appears as its present and vice versa, that resists or smudges the shifts of meaning which occur through time, informs music-making in Austria ranging from the waltzes performed by the Vienna Philharmonic on New Year’s Day to the more idiosyncratic impulses of Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Extending beyond music, what is often packaged as the cultural present is defined by a perspective of the past so foreshortened and nostalgic that it frequently teeters into the realm of kitsch.
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