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Performer Profile: Gustav Leonhardt

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

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.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 21 Jan 2012 13:00

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

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

    Performers: Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord) & Leonhardt Consort

    • TELDEC.
    • 2564 69614-4.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sonata in D minor, BWV.964: Fuga: Allegro

    Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)

    • TELDEC.
    • 2564 69614-4.
  • 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.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Goldberg Variations: Variations 25-30

    Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)

    • DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • GD 77149.
  • 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.
  • John Coprario

    Fantasia (unspecified)

    Performers: Leonhardt Consort

    • TELDEC.
    • 2564 69614-4.
  • Louis Couperin

    Chaconne from Suite in C major

    Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)

    • DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • 88697 57623-2.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV. 895

    Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)

    • TELDEC.
    • 2564 69614-4.

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