A Tribute to Gustav Leonhardt: The Last Recordings

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All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/10/2012
  • Label: Alpha Productions
  • EAN: 3760014198151
  • Catalog Number: 815
  • Sales rank: 114,659

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mass for the convents, for organ: Plein Jeu - Premier couplet du Kyrie - François Couperin & Gustav Leonhardt (1:24)
  2. 2 Mass for the convents, for organ: Dialogue - 5ème & dernier couplet du Kyrie - François Couperin & Gustav Leonhardt (2:00)
  3. 3 Mass for the convents, for organ: Chromhorne sur la Taille - 5ème couplet du Gloria - François Couperin & Gustav Leonhardt (2:36)
  4. 4 Mass for the convents, for organ: Récit de tierce - 8ème couplet du Gloria - François Couperin & Gustav Leonhardt (1:39)
  5. 5 Mass for the convents, for organ: Offertoire sur les grands jeux - François Couperin & Gustav Leonhardt (5:33)
  6. 6 Mass for the convents, for organ: Elévation - Tierce en Taille - François Couperin & Gustav Leonhardt (3:17)
  7. 7 Mass for the convents, for organ: Angus Dei - François Couperin & Gustav Leonhardt (1:10)
  8. 8 Work(s): Fantasia - Abraham van den Kerckhoven & Gustav Leonhardt (5:33)
  9. 9 Chaconne in F major - Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer & Gustav Leonhardt (4:38)
  10. 10 Toccata for organ No. 1 in D minor (from Apparatus musico-organisticus, Part 1) - Georg Muffat & Gustav Leonhardt (5:27)
  11. 11 Plein-jeu for organ - Louis Marchand & Gustav Leonhardt (1:03)
  12. 12 Basse de cromorne, for organ - Louis Marchand & Gustav Leonhardt (1:10)
  13. 13 Duo for organ in mode 1 (from 1st book) - Louis Marchand & Gustav Leonhardt (0:56)
  14. 14 Récit & Dialogue for organ - Louis Marchand & Gustav Leonhardt (3:42)
  15. 15 Toccata for organ No. 5 (from Apparatus musico-organisticus, Part 1) - Georg Muffat & Gustav Leonhardt (6:09)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Il secondo libro de toccate, canzone...di cimbalo et organo, No.17, Canzona Quinta in C major - Girolamo Frescobaldi & Gustav Leonhardt (2:26)
  2. 2 Il secondo libro de toccate, canzone...di cimbalo et organo, No.15, Canzona Terza in G major - Girolamo Frescobaldi & Gustav Leonhardt (3:55)
  3. 3 Work(s): Toccata Ottava - Girolamo Frescobaldi & Gustav Leonhardt (4:18)
  4. 4–9 Suite 1, for viola da gamba & continuo (Pièces de viole) - François Couperin & Louis Couperin (13:49)
  5. 5 Passacaille for harpsichord in G minor (Pièces de clavecin, No. 98) - Louis Couperin & Gustav Leonhardt (5:07)
  6. 11–14 Suite 2, for viola da gamba & continuo (Pièces de viole) - François Couperin & Louis Couperin (7:33)
  7. 12 Pavane for harpsichord in F sharp minor (Pièces de clavecin, No. 120) - Louis Couperin & Gustav Leonhardt (4:34)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Canzon, for keyboard - Hans Leo Hassler & Jakob Hassler (2:31)
  2. 2 Fantasia (Fitzwilliam Virginal Book) - Nicholas Strogers & Gustav Leonhardt (3:06)
  3. 3 Corranto, for keyboard in C major, MB 45 - William Byrd & Gustav Leonhardt (1:15)
  4. 4 Alman (The Queen's Alman), for keyboard, MB 10 - William Byrd & Gustav Leonhardt (4:07)
  5. 5 Ground (Short), for keyboard in C major, MB 43 - William Byrd & Gustav Leonhardt (3:45)
  6. 6 Fantasia, for organ in E flat major, T. 254 - Johann Pachelbel & Gustav Leonhardt (2:47)
  7. 7 Toccata, for organ in G minor, T. 246 - Johann Pachelbel & Gustav Leonhardt (1:31)
  8. 8 Allemanda in discessum Caroli XI regis Sueciae, for keyboard - Christian Ritter & Gustav Leonhardt (5:16)
  9. 9 Fantasia for organ in C minor, BWV 1121 (formerly BW Anh. 205) - Johann Sebastian Bach & Gustav Leonhardt (2:51)
  10. 10 Aria variata, for keyboard in A minor ("In the Italian Style"), BWV 989 (BC L179) - Johann Sebastian Bach & Gustav Leonhardt (15:22)
  11. 11 O Gott, du frommer Gott, chorale partita for organ, BWV 767 (BC K95) - Johann Sebastian Bach & Gustav Leonhardt (15:34)
Disc 4
  1. 1–2 Pavan & Gaillard, for keyboard in A minor No. 3, MB 16 - William Byrd & Gustav Leonhardt (6:46)
  2. 2 Clarifica Me Pater (III), for keyboard, MB 49 - William Byrd & Gustav Leonhardt (2:58)
  3. 3 Qui Passe (Chi passa) for my Lady Nevell, for keyboard, MB 19 - William Byrd & Gustav Leonhardt (3:51)
  4. 4 Alman, for keyboard in G minor, MB 89 - William Byrd & Gustav Leonhardt (1:42)
  5. 6–7 Pavan & Galliard, for keyboard in A minor, No. 1, MB 14 - William Byrd & Gustav Leonhardt (6:56)
  6. 7 Lavolta, for keyboard No. 2 in G minor, MB 91 - William Byrd & Gustav Leonhardt (1:18)
  7. 9–10 Pavan & Galliard, for keyboard in B flat major, MB 23 - William Byrd & Gustav Leonhardt (7:10)
  8. 10 Ut re mi fa sol la, for keyboard in G major, MB 64 - William Byrd & Gustav Leonhardt (7:32)
  9. 11 Ground (Short), for keyboard in C major, MB 43 - William Byrd & Gustav Leonhardt (3:13)
  10. 12 Rowland (or "Lord Willoughby's Welcome home"), variations for keyboard, MB 7 - William Byrd & Gustav Leonhardt (2:46)
  11. 13 Fantasia, for keyboard in A minor, MB 13 - William Byrd & Gustav Leonhardt (7:54)
Disc 5
  1. 1–13 Cantata No. 30a, "Angenehmes Wiederau, freue dich in deinen Auen," BWV 30a (BC G31) - Johann Sebastian Bach & Robin Blaze (38:10)
  2. 14–23 Cantata No. 207, "Vereinigte Zwietracht der wechselnden Saiten," BWV 207 (BC G37) - Johann Sebastian Bach & Robin Blaze (34:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Gustav Leonhardt Primary Artist
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