Gustav Leonhardt

Gustav Leonhardt - Antoine et Jean-Baptiste Forqueray: Pieces de Clavecin (2015)

Gustav Leonhardt - Antoine et Jean-Baptiste Forqueray: Pieces de Clavecin (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 62:33 | 440 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Diapason | Catalog: No 67

Though participants in the "authentic performance practice" movement might insist otherwise, the search for the old is really a search for the new. This statement certainly captures the spirit that Dutch keyboardist Gustav Leonhardt brought to his early music performances in the 1950s. His style was characterized not by a rigorous observance of rules, but by the intuitive, almost spiritual connection it tried to establish with the music a kind of authenticity that sought validation not so much from a rigorously academic accuracy (though Leonhardt is by no means historically careless) as from its having an "authentic" effect on the listener.
Gustav Leonhardt, La Petite Bande - Lully: Le Bourgeois gentilhomme; Campra: L'Europe galante [2010/1973]

Gustav Leonhardt, La Petite Bande - Lully: Le Bourgeois gentilhomme; Campra: L'Europe galante [2010/1973]
Classical | Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 88697576312 | TT: 134.10 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 589 Mb

This two-CD album brings together the two earliest recordings by La Petite Bande. They were made in 1973 and feature landmarks in two important French forms of entertainment—comedie-ballet and opera-ballet. Performed in 1670 at Chambord, one of Louis XIV's grandest country retreats, Le bourgeois gentilhomme was the high water mark of Lully's collaboration with Moliere and was to be the last work of its kind on which the two worked together. Moliere developed the comedie-ballet from the fashionable court ballets, working the dances and music into the body of the play with unparalleled skill. Lully, himself a dancer, proved a gifted partner as the music for Le bourgeois gentilhomme reveals.

Bach J.S. - Matthäus Passion BWV 244 (Gustav Leonhardt)  Music

Posted by ArlegZ at March 4, 2011
Bach J.S. - Matthäus Passion BWV 244 (Gustav Leonhardt)

Bach J.S. - Matthaus-Passion (Gustav Leonhardt)
Classical | EAC | Flac(Image)+Cue, Logs, Scans | 713.95 MB
CD1:74’40; CD2:51’10; CD3:46’32 | January 2, 1990 | Harmonia Mundi

"With this work a new world opened up to us", wrote the actor singer Eduard Devrient, recalling the momentous revival of the St. Matthew Passion some forty years earlier in 1829, when he was joined by Mendelssohn, then barely out of his teens yet fully able and willing to shoulder the burden of a stupendous musical challenge. Bach's masterpiece was already one hundred years old but could look back on little more than one or two unsatisfactory performances, scant recognition, and not a note in print.
Gustav Leonhardt, Barthold, Sigiswald & Wieland Kuijken - Telemann: Paris Quartets Nos. 1–12 (1997)

Gustav Leonhardt, Barthold, Sigiswald & Wieland Kuijken - Telemann: Paris Quartets Nos. 1–12 (1997)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | 03:13:52 | 471 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical

This is one of only two complete recordings of Telemann's Paris Quartets available as a single set, and is much superior to the old Bruggen set. The Kuijkens are all very stylish and engaging performers, and they play these works very well.
Telemann wrote a lot of very good chamber music, but these quartets show him at his best. They are full of wonderful melodies, and some amazing rhythmic quirks. If Telemann had not been so prolific, these works would be considered absolute masterpieces on the order of the Brandenburg Concertos of Bach. They are that good.

Gustav Leonhardt - William Byrd: Harpsichord Music (2005) [Repost]  Music

Posted by Designol at Sept. 15, 2016
Gustav Leonhardt - William Byrd: Harpsichord Music (2005) [Repost]

Gustav Leonhardt - William Byrd: Harpsichord Music (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 333 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 125 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 165 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Alpha Productions | # ALPHA 073 | Time: 00:52:13

If the Alpha label had done nothing more than return Gustav Leonhardt to the studio, it would still be one of the best contemporary classical record companies. That everything else about its releases – the sound, the liner notes, even the reproductions on the covers – is as good or better than what any other classical company manages is only icing on the cake. Leonhardt has been one of the finest harpsichordists in the world for more than 40 years, and his recordings of the repertoire from Frescobaldi to Bach have been the standards against which all other recordings have been judged. But Leonhardt had made no recordings for most of the last decade, and listeners began to wonder if he ever would again. Now, with his fourth release for Alpha, listeners can finally relax, confident in the knowledge that Leonhardt has indeed returned. This 2005 disc of keyboard music by Byrd finds Leonhardt at the top of his form. As always, his technique is secure, and nothing in Byrd's virtuoso writing is beyond him. And, as always, his musicianship is assured, and nothing in Byrd's sensitive music is beyond him.
Bach - Goldberg-Variationen BWV 988 (Gustav Leonhardt) [2012 / 1978]

Bach - Goldberg-Variationen BWV 988 (Gustav Leonhardt) [2012 / 1978]
Classical |EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | Label: DHM
Catalog Number: 88691 95307 2 | 1cd, 316.78 MB

He was born in 's-Graveland, North Holland and studied organ and harpsichord from 1947 to 1950 with Eduard Müller at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel. In 1950, he made his debut as a harpsichordist in Vienna, where he studied musicology. He was professor of harpsichord at the Academy of Music from 1952 to 1955 and at the Amsterdam Conservatory from 1954. He was also a church organist.
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Bach - Sonaten für Violine und Cembalo BWV 1014-1019 (Sigiswald Kuijken, Gustav Leonhardt) [2012 / 1974]

Bach - Sonaten für Violine und Cembalo BWV 1014-1019 (Sigiswald Kuijken, Gustav Leonhardt) [2012 / 1974]
Classical |EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | Label: DHM
Catalog Number: 88691 95307 2 | CD1:45’24; CD2:48’55 | 2cd, 564.80 MB

He was born in 's-Graveland, North Holland and studied organ and harpsichord from 1947 to 1950 with Eduard Müller at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel. In 1950, he made his debut as a harpsichordist in Vienna, where he studied musicology. He was professor of harpsichord at the Academy of Music from 1952 to 1955 and at the Amsterdam Conservatory from 1954. He was also a church organist.
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Bach - Sonaten für Violine und Cembalo BWV 1014-1019 (Sigiswald Kuijken, Gustav Leonhardt) [2012 / 1974]
Catalog Number: 88691 95307 2 | CD1:45’24; CD2:48’55 | 2cd, 564.80 MB
Bach - Das Wohltemperierte Klavier (Gustav Leonhardt) [2012 / 1973]

Bach - Das Wohltemperierte Klavier (Gustav Leonhardt) [2012 / 1973]
Classical |EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | Label: DHM
Catalog Number: 88691 95307 2 | CD1:59’38; CD2:56’25; CD3:63’22; CD4:72’40 | 4cd, 1551.92 MB

He was born in 's-Graveland, North Holland and studied organ and harpsichord from 1947 to 1950 with Eduard Müller at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel. In 1950, he made his debut as a harpsichordist in Vienna, where he studied musicology. He was professor of harpsichord at the Academy of Music from 1952 to 1955 and at the Amsterdam Conservatory from 1954. He was also a church organist.
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Bach - Die Kunst der Fuge (Gustav Leonhardt) [2012 / 1969]  Music

Posted by Sowulo at Sept. 12, 2016
Bach - Die Kunst der Fuge (Gustav Leonhardt) [2012 / 1969]

Bach - Die Kunst der Fuge (Gustav Leonhardt) [2012 / 1969]
Classical |EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | Label: DHM
Catalog Number: 88691 95307 2 | CD1:65’16; CD2:66’35 | 2cd, 859.97 MB

He was born in 's-Graveland, North Holland and studied organ and harpsichord from 1947 to 1950 with Eduard Müller at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel. In 1950, he made his debut as a harpsichordist in Vienna, where he studied musicology. He was professor of harpsichord at the Academy of Music from 1952 to 1955 and at the Amsterdam Conservatory from 1954. He was also a church organist.
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Gustav Leonhardt - Jubilee Edition: 15 CD Box Set (2008)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Aug. 21, 2015
Gustav Leonhardt - Jubilee Edition: 15 CD Box Set (2008)

Gustav Leonhardt - Jubilee Edition: 15 CD Box Set (2008)
Classical, Baroque | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2,01 Gb | Covers - 3,43 Mb
Label: Sony BMG Music Entertainment | Release Year: 2008

GUSTAV LEONHARDT was one of the most important harpsichord and organ players in the world and a very well-known specialist in baroque music. Gustav Leonhardt -The Edition is a 15-CD retrospective containing a representative selection of his numerous recordings, including famous solo recordings such as the legendary Goldberg Variations and Bach's organ and harpsichord works. 6 CDs feature collaborations with his famous colleagues Sigiswald Kuijken, Frans Bruggen and Anner Bylsma, the Leonhardt-Consort and Harry van der Kamp.