Gustav Leonhardt
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Invention No. 1 in C Major, BWV 772
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Cantata No.180 Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele BWV180 : I Chorus - "Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele" [Choir]
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Cantata No.127 Herr Jesu Christ, wahr' Mensch und Gott BWV127 : I Chorus - "Herr Jesu Christ, wahr' Mensch und Gott" [Choir]
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Cantata No.198 Lass, Fürstin, lass noch einen Strahl BWV198 : IV Recitative - "Der Glocken bebendes Getön" [Counter-Tenor]
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Fantasia 'Three Parts upon a Ground' Z731

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Gustav Maria Leonhardt was one of the best-known leaders of the Early Music movement. A harpsichordist and organist and later a conductor, he was credited with being one of the most important figures in establishing the Netherlands as one of the main centers of period music performances. He had a classical education, then entered the Schola Cantorum in Basle. There he studied organ and harpsichord with Eduard M++ller. In 1950 he made his debut in Vienna with a harpsichord perfo... Read more

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