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A Tribute To Gustav Leonhardt: The Last Recordings

Leonhardt / Herreweghe / Joye / Cantagrel
Release Date: 07/10/2012 
Label:  Alpha Productions   Catalog #: 815   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  William ByrdJohn BullJohann Sebastian BachNicholas Strogers,   ... 
Performer:  Gustav Leonhardt
Number of Discs: 5 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Alpha pays homage to Gustav Leonhardt in a lavish box set, comprising the last five recordings made by this great pioneer: a wonderful musical legacy. Also included are tributes from musicians and collaborators, such as Philippe Herreweghe, Elisabeth Joyé and Gilles Cantagrel, and the booklet also presents a gallery of hitherto unpublished photographs. These recordings take us on a fabulous journey into the world of late Renaissance to late Baroque keyboard works and explore a fascinating diversity of instruments (harpsichords, the hybrid claviorganum, the extraordinary Dom Bedos organ of Sainte-Croix in Bordeaux). The last one, for which Gustav Leonhardt was artistic director and organist, is his final recording it is devoted to Read more secular cantatas by J. S. Bach, performed by the ensemble Café Zimmermann. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. The Queen's Alman, MB 10 by William Byrd
Performer:  Gustav Leonhardt (Claviorgan), Gustav Leonhardt (Claviorganum)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 02/2003 
Venue:  Notre-Dame du Bon Secours, Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
2. Bull’s Goodnight by John Bull
Performer:  Gustav Leonhardt (Claviorgan), Gustav Leonhardt (Claviorganum)
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 02/2003 
Venue:  Notre-Dame du Bon Secours, Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
3. Aria Variata in a, BWV 989 "In the Italian Style" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord), Gustav Leonhardt (Claviorganum)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1714; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/2003 
Venue:  Notre-Dame du Bon Secours, Paris, France 
Length: 15 Minutes 17 Secs. 
4. Partite sopra "O Gott, du frommer Gott", BWV 767 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord), Gustav Leonhardt (Claviorganum)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1700; Lüneburg, Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/2003 
Venue:  Notre-Dame du Bon Secours, Paris, France 
Length: 15 Minutes 31 Secs. 
5. Fantasia for Keyboard by Nicholas Strogers
Performer:  Gustav Leonhardt (Claviorgan)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1575; England 
Date of Recording: 02/2003 
Venue:  Notre-Dame du Bon Secours, Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
6. Coranto in C major, MB 45 by William Byrd
Performer:  Gustav Leonhardt (Claviorgan)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 02/2003 
Venue:  Notre-Dame du Bon Secours, Paris, France 
Length: 1 Minutes 13 Secs. 
7. Ground in G major, MB 9 by William Byrd
Performer:  Gustav Leonhardt (Claviorgan)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 02/2003 
Venue:  Notre-Dame du Bon Secours, Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
8. Fantasia for Organ in E flat major by Johann Pachelbel
Performer:  Gustav Leonhardt (Claviorgan)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/2003 
Venue:  Notre-Dame du Bon Secours, Paris, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
9. Praeludium und Fuge for Organ in E flat major by Johann Christoph Bach
Performer:  Gustav Leonhardt (Claviorgan)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/2003 
Venue:  Notre-Dame du Bon Secours, Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 19 Secs. 
10. Toccata for Organ in G minor by Johann Pachelbel
Performer:  Gustav Leonhardt (Claviorgan)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/2003 
Venue:  Notre-Dame du Bon Secours, Paris, France 
Length: 1 Minutes 30 Secs. 
11. Suite for Keyboard in C minor: Allemande on the death of Charles XI of Sweden by Christian Ritter
Performer:  Gustav Leonhardt (Claviorgan)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1697; Stockholm, Sweden 
Date of Recording: 02/2003 
Venue:  Notre-Dame du Bon Secours, Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 8 Secs. 
12. Fantasie in C minor, BWV 1121 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: after 1712; ?Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/2003 
Venue:  Notre-Dame du Bon Secours, Paris, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
13. Pavan and Galliard in A minor no 3, MB 16 by William Byrd
Performer:  Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
14. Clarifica me, Pater III, MB 49 by William Byrd
Performer:  Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
15. Qui passe for my Lady Nevell, MB 19 by William Byrd
Performer:  Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
16. Alman in G minor, MB 89 by William Byrd
Performer:  Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
17. Pavan and Galliard in A minor no 1, MB 14 by William Byrd
Performer:  Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1570-1590; England 
18. Lavolta in G minor no 2, MB 91 by William Byrd
Performer:  Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
19. Pavan and Galliard in B flat major, MB 23 by William Byrd
Performer:  Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
20. Ut re mi fa sol la, in G major, MB 64 by William Byrd
Performer:  Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
21. Ground in C major, MB 43 by William Byrd
Performer:  Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
22. My Lord Willoughbies welcom home by William Byrd
Performer:  Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
23. Fantasia in A minor, MB 13 by William Byrd
Performer:  Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
24. Toccate e partite d'intavolatura, Book 1: Toccata no 2 by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Performer:  Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1615/1628; Italy 
25. Ricercari, et canzoni franzese...libro primo: Canzona nono tono by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Performer:  Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1615; Rome, Italy 
26. Il primo libro delle fantasie, a 4: no 4, sopra dei soggetti by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Performer:  Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1608; Italy 
27. Il primo libro di capricci fatti sopra diversi soggetti et arie in partitura: no 5, La bassa fiammenga by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Performer:  Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
28. Il secondo libro di toccate: Toccata no 7 by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Performer:  Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1627; Italy 
29. Ricercari, et canzoni franzese...libro primo: no 1 by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Performer:  Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1615; Rome, Italy 
30. Il secondo libro di toccate: Canzona no 3 in G minor by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Performer:  Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1627; Rome, Italy 
31. Toccate e partite d'intavolatura, Book 1: Toccata no 8 by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Performer:  Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1615/1628; Italy 
32. Suite for Harpsichord in D major by Louis Couperin
Performer:  Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; France 
33. Passacaille for Harpsichord in G minor by Louis Couperin
Performer:  Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
34. Suite for Harpsichord in E minor by Louis Couperin
Performer:  Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
35. Pièces de Clavecin: no 120, Pavane in F sharp minor by Louis Couperin
Performer:  Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713; France 

Sound Samples

Messe propre pour les convents de religieux et religieuses (Mass for the Convents)*: Kyrie: Plein jeu
Messe propre pour les convents de religieux et religieuses (Mass for the Convents)*: Kyrie: Dialogue sur la trompette du grand clavier, et sur la montre, le bourdon et le nazard du positif
Messe propre pour les convents de religieux et religieuses (Mass for the Convents)*: Gloria: Chromhorne sur la taille
Messe propre pour les convents de religieux et religieuses (Mass for the Convents)*: Gloria: Recit de tierce
Messe a l'usage ordinaire des paroisses (Mass for the Parishes): Offertoire sur les grands jeux
Messe propre pour les convents de religieux et religieuses (Mass for the Convents)*: Elevation
Messe propre pour les convents de religieux et religieuses (Mass for the Convents)*: Agnus Dei
Fantasia
Musicalischer Parnassus: Euterpe, Suite No. 6: Chaconne
Apparatus musico-organisticus: Toccata No. 1
Organ Works, Book 1: Plein-jeu
Organ Works, Book 1: Basse de cromhorne
Organ Works, Book 1: Duo
Organ Works, Book 1: Recit et Dialogue
Voluntary in G major (Cooper 13): Voluntary in G major
Cornet Voluntary in D minor (Cooper 25): Cornet Voluntary in D minor
Voluntary in D minor (Cooper 8): Voluntary in D minor
Apparatus musico-organisticus: Toccata No. 5
Toccate e partite d'intavolatura di cimbalo et organo, libro primo: Toccate e partite d'intavolatura di cimbalo, libro primo: Toccata Seconda
Recercari, et canzoni franzese fatte sopra diverse oblighi in partitura, libro primo: Recercari, et canzoni franzese, libro primo: Canzona Quinta
Il primo libro delle 12 fantasie: Il primo libro delle fantasie: Fantasia Quarta, sopra doi soggetti
Il primo libro di 12 capricci fatti sopra diversi soggetti et arie in partitura: Il primo libro di 12 capricci: Capriccio sopra la Bassa Fiamenga
Il secondo libro di toccate, canzone, versi d'hinni, Magnificat, gagliarde ...: Il secondo libro di toccate: Toccata Settima
Recercari, et canzoni franzese fatte sopra diverse oblighi in partitura, libro primo: Recercari, et canzoni franzese, libro primo: Recercar Primo
Il secondo libro di toccate, canzone, versi d'hinni, Magnificat, gagliarde, correnti et altre partite d'intavolatura di cembalo et organo: Canzona Terza: Il secondo libro di toccate: Canzona Terza
Il secondo libro di toccate, canzone, versi d'hinni, Magnificat, gagliarde ...:: Il secondo libro di toccate: Toccata Ottava
Suite in D major: I. Prelude
Suite in D major: II. Allemande
Suite in D major: III. Courante
Suite in D major: IV. Sarabande
Suite in D major: V. Gaillarde
Suite in D major: VI. Chaconne
Passacaille in G major
Suite in E minor: I. Prelude
Suite in E minor: II. Allemande
Suite in E minor: III. Courante
Suite in E minor: IV. Sarabande
Pavane in F sharp minor

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