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Tribute to Gustav Leonhardt: The Last Recordings
     

A Tribute to Gustav Leonhardt: The Last Recordings

by Gustav Leonhardt
 
Alpha Productions released A Tribute to Gustav Leonhardt: The Last Recordings about six months after the prodigious musician's death in January 2012. The set is made up of the last five albums Leonhardt recorded over his long career, made between 2001 and 2007. They fortuitously include examples of the three performing disciplines for

Overview

Alpha Productions released A Tribute to Gustav Leonhardt: The Last Recordings about six months after the prodigious musician's death in January 2012. The set is made up of the last five albums Leonhardt recorded over his long career, made between 2001 and 2007. They fortuitously include examples of the three performing disciplines for which he was renowned -- as an organist, harpsichordist, and choral conductor -- and are infused with the depth of musicological research and insight that he brought to all his endeavors. It's an immensely satisfying collection, a fitting, mature, autumnal summation of a long and illustrious career, made up of music of the Baroque, along with some late Renaissance repertoire, much of it from off the beaten path. Regardless of medium, his performances were refined and elegant but with a lively internal energy and an unerring sense of pacing. They were always disciplined, but a listener could never come away from hearing him playing or conducting and think of Baroque music as predictable or metronomic. Three of the discs are devoted to harpsichord music of France, Germany, England, and Italy; one disc to a similarly broad collection of pieces for organ; and one disc to two secular cantatas by J.S. Bach, in which he's expertly joined by Les Chantres du Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles and the chamber orchestra Café Zimmermann. Alpha's sound is impeccable, detailed, and immediate.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/10/2012
Label:
Alpha Productions
UPC:
3760014198151
catalogNumber:
815

Tracks

  1. Cantata No. 207, "Vereinigte Zwietracht der wechselnden Saiten," BWV 207 (BC G37)
  2. Cantata No. 30a, "Angenehmes Wiederau, freue dich in deinen Auen," BWV 30a (BC G31)
  3. Fantasia, for keyboard in A minor, MB 13
  4. Rowland (or "Lord Willoughby's Welcome home"), variations for keyboard, MB 7
  5. Ground (Short), for keyboard in C major, MB 43
  6. Ut re mi fa sol la, for keyboard in G major, MB 64
  7. Pavan & Galliard, for keyboard in B flat major, MB 23
  8. Lavolta, for keyboard No. 2 in G minor, MB 91
  9. Pavan & Galliard, for keyboard in A minor, No. 1, MB 14
  10. Alman, for keyboard in G minor, MB 89
  11. Qui Passe (Chi passa) for my Lady Nevell, for keyboard, MB 19
  12. Clarifica Me Pater (III), for keyboard, MB 49
  13. Pavan & Gaillard, for keyboard in A minor No. 3, MB 16
  14. Ground (Short), for keyboard in C major, MB 43
  15. O Gott, du frommer Gott, chorale partita for organ, BWV 767 (BC K95)
  16. Aria variata, for keyboard in A minor ("In the Italian Style"), BWV 989 (BC L179)
  17. Fantasia for organ in C minor, BWV 1121 (formerly BW Anh. 205)
  18. Allemanda in discessum Caroli XI regis Sueciae, for keyboard
  19. Toccata, for organ in G minor, T. 246
  20. Fantasia, for organ in E flat major, T. 254
  21. Alman (The Queen's Alman), for keyboard, MB 10
  22. Corranto, for keyboard in C major, MB 45
  23. Fantasia (Fitzwilliam Virginal Book)
  24. Canzon, for keyboard
  25. Work(s): Toccata Ottava
  26. Il secondo libro de toccate, canzone...di cimbalo et organo, No.15, Canzona Terza in G major
  27. Il secondo libro de toccate, canzone...di cimbalo et organo, No.17, Canzona Quinta in C major
  28. Pavane for harpsichord in F sharp minor (Pièces de clavecin, No. 120)
  29. Suite 2, for viola da gamba & continuo (Pièces de viole)
  30. Passacaille for harpsichord in G minor (Pièces de clavecin, No. 98)
  31. Suite 1, for viola da gamba & continuo (Pièces de viole)
  32. Mass for the convents, for organ: Récit de tierce - 8ème couplet du Gloria
  33. Mass for the convents, for organ: Chromhorne sur la Taille - 5ème couplet du Gloria
  34. Mass for the convents, for organ: Dialogue - 5ème & dernier couplet du Kyrie
  35. Mass for the convents, for organ: Plein Jeu - Premier couplet du Kyrie
  36. Toccata for organ No. 5 (from Apparatus musico-organisticus, Part 1)
  37. Récit & Dialogue for organ
  38. Duo for organ in mode 1 (from 1st book)
  39. Basse de cromorne, for organ
  40. Plein-jeu for organ
  41. Toccata for organ No. 1 in D minor (from Apparatus musico-organisticus, Part 1)
  42. Chaconne in F major
  43. Work(s): Fantasia
  44. Mass for the convents, for organ: Angus Dei
  45. Mass for the convents, for organ: Elévation - Tierce en Taille
  46. Mass for the convents, for organ: Offertoire sur les grands jeux

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