Philipp Harnoncourt has died at 89main
The younger brother of Nikolaus Harnoncourt, a Catholic priest, theologian and music scholar, has departed this life.
The Harnoncourt brothers were close and Nikolaus talked to me once of Philipp with undisguised admiration.
Philipp (r. in the picture) founded a university department of church music at Graz and was active at the Vatican to improve relations with Greek Orthodoxy.
He was also involved in the publication of the first common hymn book for German-speaking Roman Catholic dioceses.
May he rest in peace.