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Performer Profile: Gustav Leonhardt

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Sunday 04 September 2011

Catherine Bott in conversation with the late Gustav Leonhardt: keyboardist, conductor, musicologist and teacher, who was one of the great pioneers of Early music.

With great sadness, we learn of the death of Gustav Leonhardt on 16th January. In a change to the schedule, we repeat an interview that Catherine Bott recorded with him last year about his life in music, his great love of Bach and about a variety of Early music issues whilst featuring some of his many recordings, including music by JS Bach, Louis Couperin, and Sweelinck. This is the last interview that Gustav Leonhardt gave to the BBC.

Music Played

8 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach Harpsichord Concerto in D major BWV 1054: Allegro (3rd movement)

    Performers: Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord) & Leonhardt Consort

    TELDEC, 2564 69614-4

  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach Sonata in D minor, BWV.964: Fuga: Allegro

    Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)

    TELDEC, 2564 69614-4

  • Image for Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck

    Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck Echo fantasia in A minor

    Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (organ of Grote of St Jakobskerk, the Hague)

    DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI, 05472 77434-2

  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach Goldberg Variations: Variations 25-30

    Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)

    DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI, GD 77149

  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach Chorus: "Dem Gerechten muss das Licht" from Cantata, BWV.195

    Performers: Jan Patrick o’Farell (soprano), René Jacobs (alto), John Elwes (tenor), Harry van der Kamp (bass), Knabenchor Hannover (Heinz Hennig conducting), Collegium Vocale (Philippe Herreweghe conducting), Leonhardt Consort, Gustav Leonhardt (director)

    TELDEC, 244193-2

  • Image for John Coprario

    John Coprario Fantasia (unspecified)

    Performers: Leonhardt Consort

    TELDEC, 2564 69614-4

  • Image for Louis Couperin

    Louis Couperin Chaconne from Suite in C major

    Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)

    DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI, 88697 57623-2

  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV. 895

    Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)

    TELDEC, 2564 69614-4

  • Gustav Leonhardt (30 May 1928 – 16 January 2012)

    Gustav Leonhardt (30 May 1928 – 16 January 2012)

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