Gustav Leonhardt

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.

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.
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Gustav Leonhardt - Bach: The Sacred Kantatas 60 CD Box Set Part 4 (2008)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Gustav Leonhardt - Bach: The Sacred Kantatas 60 CD Box Set Part 4 (2008)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,92 Gb | Covers - 51 Mb
Label: Warner Classics | Release Year: 2008

Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Gustav Leonhardt were at the forefront of the early music movement that swept classical music in the '70s and '80s, performing pieces from the canon with period instruments in order to re-create the original intent of the composer as closely as possible. And their most enduring legacy is right here, the complete survey of Bach's sacred cantatas that they began in 1971 and completed in 1988.
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Gustav Leonhardt - Bach: The Sacred Kantatas 60 CD Box Set Part 3 (2008)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Gustav Leonhardt - Bach: The Sacred Kantatas 60 CD Box Set Part 3 (2008)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 3,93 Gb | Covers - 53 Mb
Label: Warner Classics | Release Year: 2008

Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Gustav Leonhardt were at the forefront of the early music movement that swept classical music in the '70s and '80s, performing pieces from the canon with period instruments in order to re-create the original intent of the composer as closely as possible. And their most enduring legacy is right here, the complete survey of Bach's sacred cantatas that they began in 1971 and completed in 1988.
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Gustav Leonhardt - Bach: The Sacred Kantatas 60 CD Box Set Part 2 (2008)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Gustav Leonhardt - Bach: The Sacred Kantatas 60 CD Box Set Part 2 (2008)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2,30 Gb | Covers - 49 Mb
Label: Warner Classics | Release Year: 2008

Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Gustav Leonhardt were at the forefront of the early music movement that swept classical music in the '70s and '80s, performing pieces from the canon with period instruments in order to re-create the original intent of the composer as closely as possible. And their most enduring legacy is right here, the complete survey of Bach's sacred cantatas that they began in 1971 and completed in 1988.
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Gustav Leonhardt - Bach: The Sacred Kantatas 60 CD Box Set Part 1 (2008)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Gustav Leonhardt - Bach: The Sacred Kantatas 60 CD Box Set Part 1 (2008)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2,40 Gb | Covers - 48,45 Mb
Label: Warner Classics | Release Year: 2008

Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Gustav Leonhardt were at the forefront of the early music movement that swept classical music in the '70s and '80s, performing pieces from the canon with period instruments in order to re-create the original intent of the composer as closely as possible. And their most enduring legacy is right here, the complete survey of Bach's sacred cantatas that they began in 1971 and completed in 1988.
Johann Sebastian Bach - Cafe Zimmermann / Gustav Leonhardt - Weltliche Kantaten BWV 30a, 207 (2007)

Johann Sebastian Bach - Weltliche Kantaten BWV 30a & 207
Less Chantres du Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles / Café Zimmermann - Gustav Leonhardt
EAC+LOG+CUE | APE: 404 MB | Artwork: 81 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Alpha # Alpha 118 | Country/Year: France 2007
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Vocal, Secular

"…and best of all, the performers are led by the venerable Gustav Leonhardt, the famous Dutch keyboard player and conductor, who presides over performances that are unbelievably insightful, incredibly joyful, and consummately musical. (…) Still, as recorded in vivid and immediate digital sound by Alpha productions, this disc deserves to be heard by anyone deep into Bach's cantatas." ~AMG
Johann Sebastian Bach - Gustav Leonhardt - Weltliche Kantaten BWV 208, 215 (1998)

Johann Sebastian Bach - Weltliche Kantaten BWV 208, 215
Monika Frimmer, Lynne Dawson / Orchestra and Choir of the Age of Enlightenment - Gustav Leonhardt
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 330 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Philips # 454 467-2 | Country/Year: Germany 1998
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Vocal, Secular

…Leonhardts first public performance took place in 1950, when he performed J.S. Bach's The Art of the Fugue for a Viennese audience. This marked the beginning of a legendary and influential career that would take him to performance venues all over the world, setting stylistic and interpretive standards for keyboard music dating from the early 1500s to the late 1700s. His treatment of the works of Couperin, Froberger, and Frescobaldi were pivotal in affecting a shift in Baroque performance practice from the motoric to the malleable…

Girolamo Frescobaldi - Art of Frescobaldi - Gustav Leonhardt  Music

Posted by generale79 at June 23, 2010
Girolamo Frescobaldi - Art of Frescobaldi - Gustav Leonhardt

Girolamo Frescobaldi - Art of Frescobaldi - Gustav Leonhardt
Baroque | ape + cue | Easy CD-DA | no log | Cover | 1 CD | 183 MB | RS
Vanguard Classics | 2004

From Frescobaldi's collections published between 1615 and 1637 Gustav Leonhardt has chosen ten works illustrating six of the classes of composition Frescobaldi cultivated: four toccatas, two partitas, a canzona, a ricercar, a Magnificat, and a capriccio. He performs six pieces on the organ and the other four on the harpsichord.
Leonhardt shows himself here to be a superb musician, both technically and temperamentally. He has taken almost infinite pains to achieve convincing and appropriate phrasing and articulation. When the music should be slow, he plays it slowly; but when it should not, he usually adopts very brisk tempos.
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.