Gustav Leonhardt RIP

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Gustav Leonhardt RIP

Post by Jared » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:26 am

terribly sad news... :(

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_Leonhardt

http://www.gramophone.co.uk/classical-m ... t-has-died

I think the Ascension Oratorio would be fitting...

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Re: Gustav Leonhardt RIP

Post by josé echenique » Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:06 pm

Very sad news indeed. He was both a pioneer and a master musician in the recovery of the XVII and XVIII centuries repertoire. I was fortunate to have heard him live many times, especially in the 80´s and 90´s, and his vast culture and integrity were incomparable.
We all owe a lot to this superb artist.

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Re: Gustav Leonhardt RIP

Post by jbuck919 » Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:12 pm

He and Harnoncourt were the first names I encountered on recordings when I went to college and actually had daily access to a good record store. Their performances shaped my interest in Bach.

(The quality of writing in the Gramophone article does not meet a very high standard.)

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Re: Gustav Leonhardt RIP

Post by Jared » Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:19 pm

jbuck919 wrote:(The quality of writing in the Gramophone article does not meet a very high standard.)
Sorry John, it was all we could come up with at short notice... :?

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Re: Gustav Leonhardt RIP

Post by jbuck919 » Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:26 pm

Jared wrote:
jbuck919 wrote:(The quality of writing in the Gramophone article does not meet a very high standard.)
Sorry John, it was all we could come up with at short notice... :?
I'm sure I would also have gone with the first suitable source, but it is surprising that this journal would have a contributor who uses "As well as" when he means "In addition to" three times. You guys invented the language, after all. :wink:

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Re: Gustav Leonhardt RIP

Post by Marc » Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:56 pm

I will miss his contributions to the wonderful world of music.
But thankfully there are still many recordings available.

May he rest in peace.
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Re: Gustav Leonhardt RIP

Post by Fergus » Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:01 pm

A great Artist and a favourite of mine. May he Rest in Peace.

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Re: Gustav Leonhardt RIP

Post by stenka razin » Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:27 pm

A great, great man has passed away. Long may we cherish Leonhardt's great recordings. :( :( :( :(

Here is another obit:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/ja ... -leonhardt


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Re: Gustav Leonhardt RIP

Post by Chalkperson » Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:04 pm

On Twitter someone wrote...

Finally, Bach gets to meet Gustav Leonhardt...
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Re: Gustav Leonhardt RIP

Post by Lance » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:49 am

A very nice way to put it!
Chalkperson wrote:On Twitter someone wrote...

Finally, Bach gets to meet Gustav Leonhardt...
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Re: Gustav Leonhardt RIP

Post by Seán » Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:41 am

Chalkperson wrote:On Twitter someone wrote...

Finally, Bach gets to meet Gustav Leonhardt...
What a lovely thought, may he Rest in Peace.
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