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Harpsichordist Gustav Leonhardt has died

The respected harpsichordist Gustav Leonhardt has passed away at the age of 83.
An organ similar to one Leonhardt might have pllayed
The Dutch harpsichordist and conductor Gustav Leonhardt, a revivalist of baroque-style music in the second half of the 20th century, has died at the age of 83.

Leonhardt, a supremely talented musician and scholar, who was also an organist and keyboard soloist, passed away at his home in Amsterdam.

An assiduous practitioner, he would, for example revisit and rerecord Bach's music, always looking to tighten the quality of production.

Leonhardt came to music early, studying the piano from the age of six, before adding the cello to his repertoire at the age of ten.

It was when he was a teenager he found his calling as a musician – his parents bought him a harpsichord, after which he made it his instrument of choice.

His career soon blossomed and he began recording music in the 1950s, Vienna the backdrop to this fruitful time.

He would go on to visit and record in the US as well as in other parts of Europe.

Leonhardt is survived by his wife Marie, herself a respected baroque violinist, and three daughters.

Posted by KTADNFCR-2133-ID-801268737-ADNFCR Posted on 19 Jan 2012 10:17 to category : Instruments News

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