One of the greats.
Translated from Dutch by Google:
Gustav Leonhardt deceased
Published on January 17, 12, 16:28 Last updated on January 17, 12, 16:46
LONDON - In his hometown is Monday the conductor, and organist Gustav Leonhardt clavicinist deceased. The musician was born 83 years ago in Laren. On December 13 he gave a concert in Paris. The next day he announced to stop performing.
Leonhardt was one with Nikolaus Harnoncourt and purified to become acclaimed pioneers of early music, men who went in search of the sound of Bach and his contemporaries. They did archival work and the instruments when they started playing those times showed that under thick layers of varnish romantic, sparkling Bach was hidden. Together the once all batch cantatas on the plate, but where Harnoncourt younger music picked up later, it was mostly faithful to the Leonhardt Baroque. He worked with small ensembles, but also behind the keyboards of old organs and harpsichords that he took care of very fine performances.