Gustav Leonhardt: Jubilee Edition

Gustav Leonhardt: Jubilee Edition

by Gustav Leonhardt
     
 
This 15-disc Sony compilation, Gustav Leonhardt: The Edition, originally released in 2008, was reissued in 2012 in recognition of Leonhardt's death on January 16 of that year. Leonhardt was so remarkably prolific in so many fields -- as a harpsichordist, organist, chamber musician, concerto soloist, chamber musician (not to mention

Overview

This 15-disc Sony compilation, Gustav Leonhardt: The Edition, originally released in 2008, was reissued in 2012 in recognition of Leonhardt's death on January 16 of that year. Leonhardt was so remarkably prolific in so many fields -- as a harpsichordist, organist, chamber musician, concerto soloist, chamber musician (not to mention his activities as a scholar and teacher) -- with a recording career lasting half a century, that this large set barely scratches the surface of his phenomenal output, which consists of more than 180 recordings. It does, however, offer an enticing representative sampling of the range of Leonhardt's work. The bulk of it is devoted to the harpsichord, mostly solos, but also concertos, chamber music, and continuo performances. The work of J.S. Bach is, appropriately, featured on a third of the discs, but the music of other composers, nationalities, and eras are also well represented, ranging from relatively obscure Renaissance and Baroque organ music from England, Germany, and the Netherlands to Telemann quartets for flute, violin, gamba, and harpsichord. If any area is under represented, it is his work as a conductor, with a single disc of Bach cantatas included. Leonhardt's legendarily impeccable technique and attention to detail scarcely need to be mentioned; the quality that's most immediately evident in these performances is the vitality of his imagination and the high energy of his execution. The recordings, made for Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Vivarte, Seon, and Sony, date from the 1960s to the 1990s and the sound is very fine throughout. The consistency is due to the fact that so many were made under the supervision of Wolf Erichson, a longtime collaborator with Leonhardt. This set makes an excellent introduction to Leonhardt's significant legacy, and should tempt listeners to dig even deeper into his discography.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/24/2012
Label:
Sony Classics
UPC:
0886973189726
catalogNumber:
731897

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-Übung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9)

    1. Aria  (02:29)
    2. Variatio 1, a 1 Clav.  (01:33)
    3. Variatio 2, a 1 Clav.  (01:04)
    4. Variatio 3, a 1 Clav. Canone all'Unisono  (00:59)
    5. Variatio 4, a 1 Clav.  (00:34)
    6. Variatio 5, a 1 ovvero 2 Clav.  (00:59)
    7. Variatio 6, a 1 Clav. Canone alla Seconda  (00:59)
    8. Variatio 7, a 1 ovvero 2 Clav. Al tempo di Giga  (01:03)
    9. Variatio 8, a 2 Clav.  (01:17)
    10. Variatio 9, a 1 Clav. Canone alla Terza  (01:10)
    11. Variatio 10, a 1 Clav. Fughetta  (00:52)
    12. Variatio 11, a 2 Clav.  (01:24)
    13. Variatio 12, Canone alla Quarta  (01:53)
    14. Variatio 13, a 2 Clav.  (02:39)
    15. Variatio 14, a 2 Clav.  (01:20)
    16. Variatio 15, a 1 Clav. Canone alla Quinda, Andante  (02:52)
    17. Variatio 16, a 1 Clav. Ouverture  (01:26)
    18. Variatio 17, a 2 Clav.  (01:02)
    19. Variatio 18, a 1 Clav. Canone alla Sesta  (00:43)
    20. Variatio 19, a 1 Clav.  (00:59)
    21. Variatio 20, a 2 Clav.  (01:15)
    22. Variatio 21, Canone alla Settima  (01:56)
    23. Variatio 22, a 1 Clav. Alla breve  (00:46)
    24. Variatio 23, a 2 Clav.  (01:19)
    25. Variatio 24, a 1 Clav. Canone all'Ottava  (01:55)
    26. Variatio 25, a 2 Clav. Adagio  (04:09)
    27. Variatio 26, a 2 Clav.  (01:13)
    28. Variatio 27, a 2 Clav. Canone alla Nona  (00:57)
    29. Variatio 28, a 2 Clav.  (01:32)
    30. Variatio 29, a 1 ovvero 2 Clav.  (01:10)
    31. Variatio 30, a 1 Clav. Quodlibet  (01:07)
    32. Aria da capo  (02:29)

Disc 2

  1. Toccata for keyboard in D minor, BWV 913 (BC L144)  (14:56)
  2. Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier (V), chorale prelude for organ, BWV 731 (BC K134)  (02:54)
  3. Christ lag in Todesbanden (II), chorale prelude for organ, BWV 718 (BC K119)  (05:29)
  4. Valet will ich dir geben, chorale prelude for organ, BWV 736 (BC K131)  (04:18)
  5. Lobt Gott, ihr Christen, allzugleich (II), chorale prelude for organ, BWV 732 (BC K117)  (01:40)
  6. Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit (II), chorale prelude for organ (Clavier-Übung III/4), BWV 672 (BC K4)  (01:47)
  7. Christe, aller Welt Trost (I), chorale prelude for organ (Clavier-Übung III/2), BWV 670 (BC K2)  (01:39)
  8. Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist (I), chorale prelude for organ (Clavier-Übung III/3), BWV 671 (BC K3)  (01:45)
  9. Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr (V), chorale prelude for organ (Clavier-Übung III/7), BWV 675 (BC K7)  (02:58)
  10. Fughetta super Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, for organ (Clavier-Ubung III/9), BWV 677 (BC K9)  (01:13)
  11. Fughetta super Dies sind die heilgen zehn Gebot, for organ (Clavier-Übung III/11), BWV 679 (BC K11)  (01:51)
  12. Fughetta super Wir glauben all an einen Gott, for organ (Clavier-Übung III/13), BWV 681 (BC K13)  (01:21)
  13. Vater unser im Himmelreich (III), chorale prelude for organ (Clavier-Übung No. 145), BWV 683 (BC K15)  (01:38)
  14. Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam (I), chorale prelude for organ (Clavier-Übung III/16), BWV 684 (BC K16)  (01:56)
  15. Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir (II), chorale prelude for organ á 4 (Clavier-Übung III/19), BWV 687 (BC K19)  (06:00)
  16. Fuga super Jesus Christus unser Heiland, fugue for organ (Clavier-Übung III/21), BWV 689 (BC K21)  (04:40)
  17. Prelude and Fugue, for organ in E minor ("Cathedral"), BWV 533 (BC J18)  (04:52)

Disc 3

  1. Pavan  (02:07)
  2. Wer das Töchterlein haben will, for keyboard  (01:01)
  3. Pavan and Galliard for keyboard from the Dublin Virginal Book  (02:38)
  4. Eterne rerum for keyboard from the Mulliner Book, No 51  (01:26)
  5. Pavan and Galliard from the Dublin Virginal Book, No 21  (02:43)
  6. Gagliarda "Catthaccio" for keyboard  (00:45)
  7. Gagliarda "Lodesana" for keyboard  (01:12)
  8. Toccata and Fugue, for organ in B flat major, T. 247  (02:28)
  9. Chorale Variations on "Alle Menschen müssen sterben" for organ (Sterbensgedancken 2), T. 82  (01:12)
  10. Toccata cromatica con durezze e ligature for organ in E major  (05:33)
  11. Magnificat Fugue, for organ in tone 7, No. 5, T. 179  (01:49)
  12. Capriccio cromatico  (04:19)
  13. Canzone francese No. 7 for keyboard  (02:45)
  14. Ricercare No. 4 for keyboard  (05:48)
  15. Magnificat Fugue, for organ in tone 6, No. 10. T. 174  (01:29)
  16. Magnificat Fugue, for organ in tone 7, No. 4, T. 178  (02:20)
  17. Magnificat Fugue, for organ in tone 1, No. 13, T. 113  (01:12)
  18. Praelude and Fugue for keyboard in G major  (03:11)

Disc 4

  1. Praeludium for keyboard in G minor, BuxWV 163  (06:52)
  2. Magnificat in the 2nd Tone  (08:25)
  3. Christe, du Lamm Gottes, chorale prelude for organ (Orgel-Büchlein No. 21), BWV 619 (BC K19)  (01:31)
  4. Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr (VII), chorale prelude for organ, BWV 711 (BC K140)  (02:58)
  5. Christus, der uns selig macht (I), chorale prelude for organ (Orgel-Büchlein No. 22), BWV 620 (BC K49)  (02:44)
  6. Praeludium No. 9  (01:43)
  7. Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, chorale variations for organ  (09:21)
  8. In dich hab ich gehoffet, Herr, for organ  (06:01)
  9. Ciaccona for organ (from Apparatus musico-organisticus)  (03:35)
  10. Passacaglia for harpsichord in D  (06:10)

Disc 5

  1. Suite for keyboard in B minor  (07:53)
  2. Toccata for keyboard in E minor  (02:42)
  3. Toccata for keyboard in A minor  (04:37)
  4. Suite for keyboard in D minor  (06:18)
  5. Suite for keyboard in C minor  (06:53)
  6. Canzon for organ in C major  (03:10)
  7. Toccata for keyboard in D minor  (03:10)
  8. Tombeau fait à Paris sur la mort de Monsieur Blancrocher, for keyboard in C minor, FbWV 632  (05:13)
  9. Suite for harpsichord No. 7 in G minor (from Strasbourg Manuscript)  (10:13)
  10. Capriccio, for keyboard in C major/G major, FbWV 506  (04:22)
  11. Suite for harpsichord No. 11 in A minor (from Strasbourg Manuscript)  (02:54)
  12. Partita (No.8), for keyboard in A major, FbWV 608  (06:35)

Disc 6

  1. Praeludium in G minor  (07:03)
  2. Suite for harpsichord No. 1 in C minor

    1. 1. Allemande  (02:16)
    2. 2. Courante  (01:01)
    3. 3. Sarabande  (01:54)
    4. 4. Gigue  (01:29)
  3. Capriccio for harpsichord in D  (04:57)
  4. Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten, chorale partite for organ  (08:21)
  5. Overture in D major, for keyboard

    1. 1. Ouverture  (04:09)
    2. 2. Air  (01:43)
    3. 3. Rigaudon - Trio  (02:32)
    4. 4. Rondeau  (01:44)
    5. 5. Menuet  (01:09)
    6. 6. Chaconne  (03:42)
  6. Suite for harpsichord No. 8 in F minor

    1. 1. Allemande  (02:43)
    2. 2. Courante  (01:06)
    3. 3. Sarabande  (01:26)
    4. 4. Ciaconna [Passacaille]  (02:31)
  7. Ach wie nichtig, Ach wie flüchtig, chorale partite for keyboard  (05:13)
  8. Suite for harpsichord No. 6 in E flat major

    1. 1. Allemande  (03:10)
    2. 2. Courante  (01:33)
    3. 3. Sarabande  (01:37)
    4. 4. Gigue  (01:54)

Disc 7

  1. Sonata for keyboard in A minor, K. 3 (L. 378)  (03:05)
  2. Sonata for keyboard in F minor, K. 185 (L. 173)  (07:36)
  3. Sonata for keyboard in B minor, K. 227 (L. 347)  (03:42)
  4. Sonata for keyboard in F minor, K. 238 (L. 27)  (07:02)
  5. Sonata for keyboard in D minor, K. 52 (L. 267)  (04:24)
  6. Sonata for keyboard in E flat major, K. 192 (L. 216)  (07:27)
  7. Sonata for keyboard in A major, K. 208 (L. 238)  (06:21)
  8. Sonata for keyboard in E flat major, K. 252 (L. 159)  (06:30)
  9. Sonata for keyboard in D minor, K. 191 (L. 207)  (02:24)

Disc 8

  1. Prélude à l'imitation de Mr. Froberger, for harpsichord in A minor (Pièces de clavecin, No. 6)  (07:10)
  2. Allemande for harpsichord in A minor (Pièces de clavecin, No. 100)  (03:23)
  3. Courante La Mignone for harpsichord in A minor (Pièces de clavecin, No. 105)  (01:19)
  4. Sarabande for harpsichord in A minor (Pièces de clavecin, No. 109)  (03:04)
  5. Menuet de Poitou et son Double, for harpsichord in A minor (Pièces de clavecin, No. 111)  (01:54)
  6. La Piémontoise, for harpsichord in A minor (Pièces de clavecin, No. 102)  (01:51)
  7. Prélude for harpsichord in C major (Pièces de clavecin, No. 9)  (03:29)
  8. Allemande for harpsichord in C major (Pièces de clavecin, No. 15)  (02:58)
  9. Courante for harpsichord in C major (Pièces de clavecin, No. 16)  (01:27)
  10. Sarabande for harpsichord in C major (Pièces de clavecin, No. 20)  (01:21)
  11. Chaconne for harpsichord in C major (Pièces de clavecin, No. 26)  (03:31)
  12. Pavane for harpsichord in F sharp minor (Pièces de clavecin, No. 120)  (06:57)
  13. Prélude for harpsichord in F major (Pièces de clavecin, No. 13)  (02:42)
  14. Allemade grave, for harpsichord in F major (Pièces de Clavecin, No. 67)  (04:03)
  15. Courante for harpsichord in F major (Pièces de clavecin, No. 68)  (01:11)
  16. Sarabande for harpsichord in F major (Pièces de clavecin, No. 74)  (01:24)
  17. Branle de Basque, for harpsichord in F major (Pièces de clavecin, No. 73)  (00:45)
  18. Gaillarde for harpsichord in F major (Pièces de clavecin, No. 77)  (00:58)
  19. Chaconne for harpsichord in F major (Pièces de clavecin, No. 80): Chaconne

    1. Chaconne  (02:45)
  20. Tombeau pour Mr. de Blancrocher, for harpischord in F major (Pièces de clavecin, No. 81)  (05:15)

Disc 9

  1. Les Tendres plaintes, for harpsichord in D minor (Pièces de clavecin avec une méthode)  (03:11)
  2. La Follette, for harpsichord in D major (Pièces de clavecin avec une méthode)  (01:27)
  3. L'Entretien des Muses, for harpsichord in D minor (Pièces de clavecin avec une méthode)  (05:30)
  4. Les Tourbillons, for harpsichord in D major (Pièces de clavecin avec une méthode)  (01:48)
  5. Menuet for harpsichord in G major (Nouvelles suites)  (02:49)
  6. Sarabande for harpsichord in A major (Nouvelles suites)  (02:26)
  7. L'Enharmonique, for harpsichord in G minor (Nouvelle suites)  (06:12)
  8. Suite for 1 and 2 harpsichords No. 5 in F major (from "Pièces de Clavessin")

    1. Prélude  (01:15)
    2. Allemande  (03:05)
    3. Courante  (01:30)
    4. Menuet  (00:55)
    5. Chaconne  (03:59)
  9. Les Tendres sentiments, rondeau for harpsichord in G minor  (04:51)
  10. La Majestueuse, courante for harpsichord in D minor  (02:53)
  11. La Sensible, rondeau for harpsichord in C minor  (04:05)
  12. La Boucon, courante for harpsichord (from Pièces de Clavicin, Book 1)  (05:25)
  13. Menuets (2) for harpsichord in C minor / C major (from Pièces de Clavicin, Book 1)  (03:27)
  14. La Du Buq  (03:55)
  15. Pièces de Clavecin, for harpsichord, Book 2: Les Colombes, Rondeau

    1. Les Colombes, Rondeau  (03:50)
  16. La de Vaucanson  (02:33)
  17. La Pothoüin  (05:50)

Disc 10

  1. Concerto for oboe & violin (or 2 violins), strings & continuo (reconstruction), BWV 1060R

    1. 1. Allegro  (05:00)
    2. 2. Adagio  (05:39)
    3. 3. Allegro  (03:48)
  2. Concerto for flute, violin, harpsichord, strings & continuo in A minor ("Triple"), BWV 1044

    1. 1. Allegro  (09:33)
    2. 2. Adagio ma non tanto e dolce  (05:47)
    3. 3. Alle breve  (07:53)
  3. Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052

    1. 1. Allegro  (08:22)
    2. 2. Adagio  (05:49)
    3. 3. Allegro  (08:57)

Disc 11

  1. Cantata No. 27, "Wer weiss, wie nahe mir mein Ende!" BWV 27 (BC A138)

    1. 1. (Chor mit Rezitativen) Wer weiß, wie nahe mir mein Ende  (04:59)
    2. 2. Recitativo. Mein Leben hat kein ander Ziel  (00:53)
    3. 3. Aria. Wilkommen! will ich sagen  (05:52)
    4. 4. Recitativo. Ach, wer doch schon im Himmel wär  (00:51)
    5. 5. Aria. Gute Nacht, du Weltgetümmel  (03:32)
    6. 6. Choral. Welt ade! ich bin dein müde  (01:16)
  2. Cantata No. 34, "O ewiges Feuer, O Ursprung der Liebe," BWV 34 (BC A84)

    1. 1. (Chor) O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe  (08:22)
    2. 2. Recitativo. Herr, unsre Herzen halten dir  (00:43)
    3. 3. Aria. Wohl euch, ihr auserwählten Seelen  (05:49)
    4. 4. Recitativo. Erwählt sich Gott die heilgen Hütten  (00:35)
    5. 5. Coro. Friede über Israel  (02:29)
  3. Cantata No. 41, "Jesu, nun sei gepreiset," BWV 41 (BC A22)

    1. 1. (Chor) Jesu, nun sei gepreiset  (08:54)
    2. 2. Aria. Laß uns, o höchster Gott, das Jahr vollbringen  (07:17)
    3. 3. Recitativo. Ach! Deine Hand, dein Segen muß allein  (01:02)
    4. 4. Aria. Woferne du den edlen Frieden  (08:49)
    5. 5. Recitativo. Doch weil der Feind bei Tag und Nacht  (00:56)
    6. 6. Choral. Dein ist allein die Ehre  (02:15)

Disc 12

  1. Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052

    1. 1. Allegro  (08:01)
    2. 2. Adagio  (06:15)
    3. 3. Allegro  (08:47)
  2. Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo in D minor, H. 427, Wq. 23

    1. 1. Allegro  (08:06)
    2. 2. Poco Andante  (08:43)
    3. 3. Allegro assai  (07:11)

Disc 13

  1. Sonata for violin & continuo in D minor, Op. 5/7

    1. Preludio - Vivace  (02:13)
    2. Corrente - Allegro  (02:54)
    3. Sarabanda - Largo  (01:47)
    4. Giga - Allegro  (02:33)
  2. Sonata for violin & continuo in E minor, Op. 5/8

    1. Preludio - Largo  (02:44)
    2. Allemanda - Allegro  (02:11)
    3. Sarabanda - Largo  (01:54)
    4. Giga - Allegro  (02:13)
  3. Sonata for violin & continuo in A major, Op. 5/9

    1. Preludio - Largo  (03:25)
    2. Giga - Allegro  (02:14)
    3. Adagio  (00:29)
    4. Tempo di Gavotta - Allegro  (02:42)
  4. Sonata for violin & continuo in F major, Op. 5/10

    1. Preludio - Adagio  (01:51)
    2. Allemanda - Allegro  (01:50)
    3. Sarabanda - Largo  (02:07)
    4. Gavotta - Allegro  (00:40)
    5. Giga - Allegro  (02:31)
  5. Sonata for violin & continuo in E major, Op. 5/11

    1. Preludio - Adagio  (01:44)
    2. Allegro  (02:40)
    3. Adagio - Vivace  (02:19)
    4. Gavotta - Allegro  (00:46)
  6. Sonata for violin & continuo in D minor ("La Follia"), Op.5/12  (09:32)

Disc 14

  1. La Sonnerie de Sainte Geneviève du Mont à Paris, for violin, viola da gamba & continuo in D minor  (08:13)
  2. Prelude for harpsichord in D minor (Pièces de Claveçin)  (05:29)
  3. Tombeau pour M. de Sainte-Colombe, for viola da gamba & continuo in E minor (Pièces de viole, Book II, No. 109)  (07:40)
  4. Suite for harpsichord, No 5 in C minor

    1. 1. La Rameau (Majestueusement)  (04:21)
    2. 2. La Guignon (Vivement en détaché)  (03:18)
    3. 3. La Léon. Sarabande (Tendrement)  (03:26)
    4. 4. La Boisson (Vivement, les pincés bien soutenûs)  (03:05)
    5. 5. La Montigni (Galamment sans lenteur)  (02:57)
    6. 6. La Sylva (Très tendrement)  (04:02)
    7. 7. Jupiter (Modérement)  (03:53)

Disc 15

  1. Concerto for flute, violin, viola da gamba (or cello) & continuo in G major No. 1 (Paris Quartets No. 1), TWV 43:G1

    1. Grave - Allegro  (02:41)
    2. Largo  (00:35)
    3. Presto  (02:18)
    4. Largo  (00:35)
    5. Allegro  (03:48)
  2. Concerto for flute, violin, viola da gamba (or cello) & continuo in D major No. 2 (Paris Quartets No. 2), TWV 43:D1

    1. Allegro  (03:26)
    2. Affettuoso  (03:49)
    3. Vivace  (03:57)
  3. Quartet for flute, violin, viola da gamba (or cello) & continuo No. 1 in A major (Paris Quartets No. 3), TWV 43:A1

    1. Soave  (03:26)
    2. Allegro  (02:18)
    3. Andante  (03:54)
    4. Vivace  (02:25)
  4. Quartet for flute, violin, viola da gamba (or cello) & continuo No. 2 in G minor (Paris Quartet No. 4), TWV 43:g1

    1. Andante  (03:15)
    2. Allegro  (02:38)
    3. Largo  (03:26)
    4. Allegro  (02:41)
  5. Suite (Quartet), for violin, flute, viola da gamba (or cello) & continuo No. 1 in E minor (Paris Quartets No. 5), TWV 43:e1

    1. Prélude. Vitement  (01:27)
    2. Rigaudon  (02:27)
    3. Air  (03:38)
    4. Replique  (02:29)
    5. Menuet 1 - Menuet 2  (05:55)
    6. Gigue  (02:42)
  6. Suite (Quartet), for flute, violin, viola da gamba (or cello) & continuo No. 2 in B minor (Paris Quartet No. 6), TWV 43:h1

    1. Prélude. Gaiement  (01:17)
    2. Air. Modérément  (02:37)
    3. Réjouissance  (01:59)
    4. Courante  (02:11)
    5. Passepied  (02:22)

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