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Haydn’s “Nikolaimesse” live with Welser-Möst

On Sunday, 16 November 2008 one of the worlds most famous music directors – and the designated new general music director of the “Wiener Staatsoper” – Franz Welser Möst will conduct the “Nikolaimesse” from Joseph Haydn in Vienna’s Augustiner Church.
As Welser-Möst mentioned “… without their religious background works e.g. from Haydn, Schubert, Beethoven and Bruckner are not understandable…”. He stands up for the church (sacred) music and is the patron for the rescue of the music in St. Augustin which was in a financial risk.
I found a very “pleasant” statement of Welser-Möst on youtube:

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