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A Tribute to Gustav Leonhardt: The Last Recordings / with Philippe Herreweghe, Elisabeth Joye, Gilles Cantagrel

Audio Samples

>Couperin, François : Messe propre pour les convents de religieux & religieuses
>     Plein Jeu - Premier couplet du Kyrie
>     Dialogue - 5ème & dernier couplet du Kyri
>     Chromhorne sur la Taille - 5ème couplet d
>     Récit de tierce - 8ème couplet du Gloria
>     Offertoire sur les grands jeux
>     Elévation - Tierce en Taille
>     Angus Dei
>Kerckhove, Abraham van den : Fantasia, for organ in D minor
>Fischer, Johann Caspar Ferdinand : Les pièces de clavessin, Op. 2
>Muffat, Georg : Toccata for organ no 1 in D minor (from Apparatus musico-organisticus, Part 1)
>Marchand, Louis : Plein-jeu for organ
>Marchand, Louis : Basse de cromorne, for organ
>Marchand, Louis : Duo for organ in mode 1 (from 1st book)
>Marchand, Louis : Recit & Dialogue for organ
>Blow, John : Voluntary for organ no 4
>Blow, John : Voluntary for organ no 8
>Blow, John : Voluntary for organ no 18
>Muffat, Georg : Apparatus musico-organisticus
>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Il secondo libro de toccate, canzone...di cimbalo et organo, no 2, Toccata Seconda in G minor
>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Canzon quinta
>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Fantasie a quattro, no 4 "Fantasia quarta, sopra un due soggietti"
>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Capricci ... et arie in partitura, Vol.1 no 5, Capriccio Quinto sopra la bassa fiammenga, for keybo
>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Il secondo libro de toccate, canzone...di cimbalo et organo, no 7, Toccata Settima in D minor
>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Ricercari, et canzoni franzese, Vol.1 no 1, Recercar Primo, for keyboard in G minor
>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Canzon terza
>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Il primo libro d'intavolatura di toccate di cimbalo et organo, no 8, Toccata otova
>Couperin, François : Suite 1, for viola da gamba & continuo (Pieces de viole)
>Couperin, Louis : Passacaille for harpsichord in G minor (Pieces de clavecin, no 98)
>Couperin, François : Pièces de violes, Suite no 2 in A minor
>Couperin, Louis : Pavane for harpsichord in F sharp minor (Pieces de clavecin, no 120)
>Hassler, Jakob : Canzon, for keyboard
>Strogers, Nicholas : Fantasia (Fitzwilliam Virginal Book)
>Byrd, William : Corranto, for keyboard in C major, MB 45
>Byrd, William : Alman (The Queen's Alman), for keyboard, MB 10
>Byrd, William : Ground (Short), for keyboard in C major, MB 43
>Bull, John : Doctor Bull's Goodnight, for keyboard, MB 143
>Gibbons, Orlando : Work(s)
>     Fantasia II
>Pachelbel, Johann : Fantasia, for organ in E flat major, T. 254
>Bach, Johann Christoph : Praludium und Fuge, for organ in E flat major (formerly BWV Anh. 177)
>Pachelbel, Johann : Toccata, for organ in G minor, T. 246
>Ritter, Christian : Allemanda in discessum Caroli XI regis Sueciae, for keyboard
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Fantasie in C minor, BWV 1121
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Aria Variata in a, BWV 989 "In the Italian Style"
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partite sopra "O Gott, du frommer Gott", BWV 767
>Byrd, William : Pavan & Gaillard, for keyboard in A minor no 3, MB 16
>Byrd, William : Clarifica Me Pater (III), for keyboard, MB 49
>Byrd, William : Qui passe for my Lady Nevell, MB 19
>Byrd, William : Alman, for keyboard in G minor, MB 89
>Byrd, William : Pavan & Galliard, for keyboard in A minor, no 1, MB 14
>Byrd, William : Lavolta, for keyboard no 2 in G minor, MB 91
>Byrd, William : Pavan & Galliard, for keyboard in B flat major, MB 23
>Byrd, William : Ut re mi fa sol la, for keyboard in G major, MB 64
>Byrd, William : My Lord Willoughbies welcom home
>Byrd, William : Fantasia, for keyboard in A minor, MB 13
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 30a, "Angenehmes Wiederau, freue dich in deinen Auen," BWV 30a (BC G31)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 207, "Vereingte Zwietracht der wechselnden Saiten" BWV 207

Album Summary

>Couperin, François : Messe propre pour les convents de religieux & religieuses
>Kerckhove, Abraham van den : Fantasia, for organ in D minor
>Fischer, Johann Caspar Ferdinand : Les pièces de clavessin, Op. 2
>Muffat, Georg : Toccata for organ no 1 in D minor (from Apparatus musico-organisticus, Part 1)
>Marchand, Louis : Plein-jeu for organ
>Marchand, Louis : Basse de cromorne, for organ
>Marchand, Louis : Duo for organ in mode 1 (from 1st book)
>Marchand, Louis : Recit & Dialogue for organ
>Blow, John : Voluntary for organ no 4
>Blow, John : Voluntary for organ no 8
>Blow, John : Voluntary for organ no 18
>Muffat, Georg : Apparatus musico-organisticus
>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Il secondo libro de toccate, canzone...di cimbalo et organo, no 2, Toccata Seconda in G minor
>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Canzon quinta
>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Fantasie a quattro, no 4 "Fantasia quarta, sopra un due soggietti"
>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Capricci ... et arie in partitura, Vol.1 no 5, Capriccio Quinto sopra la bassa fiammenga, for keybo
>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Il secondo libro de toccate, canzone...di cimbalo et organo, no 7, Toccata Settima in D minor
>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Ricercari, et canzoni franzese, Vol.1 no 1, Recercar Primo, for keyboard in G minor
>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Canzon terza
>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Il primo libro d'intavolatura di toccate di cimbalo et organo, no 8, Toccata otova
>Couperin, François : Suite 1, for viola da gamba & continuo (Pieces de viole)
>Couperin, Louis : Passacaille for harpsichord in G minor (Pieces de clavecin, no 98)
>Couperin, François : Pièces de violes, Suite no 2 in A minor
>Couperin, Louis : Pavane for harpsichord in F sharp minor (Pieces de clavecin, no 120)
>Hassler, Jakob : Canzon, for keyboard
>Strogers, Nicholas : Fantasia (Fitzwilliam Virginal Book)
>Byrd, William : Corranto, for keyboard in C major, MB 45
>Byrd, William : Alman (The Queen's Alman), for keyboard, MB 10
>Byrd, William : Ground (Short), for keyboard in C major, MB 43
>Bull, John : Doctor Bull's Goodnight, for keyboard, MB 143
>Gibbons, Orlando : Work(s)
>Pachelbel, Johann : Fantasia, for organ in E flat major, T. 254
>Bach, Johann Christoph : Praludium und Fuge, for organ in E flat major (formerly BWV Anh. 177)
>Pachelbel, Johann : Toccata, for organ in G minor, T. 246
>Ritter, Christian : Allemanda in discessum Caroli XI regis Sueciae, for keyboard
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Fantasie in C minor, BWV 1121
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Aria Variata in a, BWV 989 "In the Italian Style"
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partite sopra "O Gott, du frommer Gott", BWV 767
>Byrd, William : Pavan & Gaillard, for keyboard in A minor no 3, MB 16
>Byrd, William : Clarifica Me Pater (III), for keyboard, MB 49
>Byrd, William : Qui passe for my Lady Nevell, MB 19
>Byrd, William : Alman, for keyboard in G minor, MB 89
>Byrd, William : Pavan & Galliard, for keyboard in A minor, no 1, MB 14
>Byrd, William : Lavolta, for keyboard no 2 in G minor, MB 91
>Byrd, William : Pavan & Galliard, for keyboard in B flat major, MB 23
>Byrd, William : Ut re mi fa sol la, for keyboard in G major, MB 64
>Byrd, William : My Lord Willoughbies welcom home
>Byrd, William : Fantasia, for keyboard in A minor, MB 13
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 30a, "Angenehmes Wiederau, freue dich in deinen Auen," BWV 30a (BC G31)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 207, "Vereingte Zwietracht der wechselnden Saiten" BWV 207
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Alpha pays homage to Gustav Leonhardt in a lavish box set comprising the last five recordings made by this great pioneer. The set also includes tributes from musicians and collaborators such as Philippe Herreweghe, Elisabeth Joyé, and Gilles Cantagrel, and the booklet presents a gallery of unpublished photographs.

These recordings take us on a fabulous journey into the world of keyboard works from late Renaissance to late Baroque, and explore a fascinating diversity of instruments (harpsichords, the hybrid claviorganum, and the extraordinary Dom Bedosorganof Sainte-Croix in Bordeaux). The last one, for which Leonhardt was artistic director and organist, is his final recording; it is devoted to secular cantatas by J. S. Bach, performed by the ensemble Café Zimmermann.



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>François Couperin (1668 - 1733) : Messe propre pour les convents de religieux & religieuses :: Plein Jeu - Premier couplet du Kyrie
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Organ)
  • Ensemble: Café Zimmerman
  • Running Time: 1 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1690

>François Couperin (1668 - 1733) : Messe propre pour les convents de religieux & religieuses :: Dialogue - 5ème & dernier couplet du Kyri
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Organ)
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1690

>François Couperin (1668 - 1733) : Messe propre pour les convents de religieux & religieuses :: Chromhorne sur la Taille - 5ème couplet d
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Organ)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1690

>François Couperin (1668 - 1733) : Messe propre pour les convents de religieux & religieuses :: Récit de tierce - 8ème couplet du Gloria
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Organ)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1690

>François Couperin (1668 - 1733) : Messe propre pour les convents de religieux & religieuses :: Offertoire sur les grands jeux
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Organ)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1690

>François Couperin (1668 - 1733) : Messe propre pour les convents de religieux & religieuses :: Elévation - Tierce en Taille
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1690

>François Couperin (1668 - 1733) : Messe propre pour les convents de religieux & religieuses :: Angus Dei
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Organ)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1690

>Kerckhove, Abraham van den : Fantasia, for organ in D minor
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Organ)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Fischer, Johann Caspar Ferdinand : Les pièces de clavessin, Op. 2
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Organ)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Muffat, Georg : Toccata for organ no 1 in D minor (from Apparatus musico-organisticus, Part 1)
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Organ)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1690

>Marchand, Louis : Plein-jeu for organ
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Organ)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Marchand, Louis : Basse de cromorne, for organ
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Organ)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Marchand, Louis : Duo for organ in mode 1 (from 1st book)
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Organ)
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Marchand, Louis : Récit & Dialogue for organ
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Blow, John : Voluntary for organ no 4
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Blow, John : Voluntary for organ no 8
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Organ)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Blow, John : Voluntary for organ no 18
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Muffat, Georg : Apparatus musico-organisticus
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Organ)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Il secondo libro de toccate, canzone...di cimbalo et organo, no 2, Toccata Seconda in G minor
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Canzon quinta
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Fantasie a quattro, no 4 "Fantasia quarta, sopra un due soggietti"
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Capricci ... et arie in partitura, Vol.1 no 5, Capriccio Quinto sopra la bassa fiammenga, for keybo
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Vocal

>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Il secondo libro de toccate, canzone...di cimbalo et organo, no 7, Toccata Settima in D minor
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Ricercari, et canzoni franzese, Vol.1 no 1, Recercar Primo, for keyboard in G minor
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Canzon terza
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Il primo libro d'intavolatura di toccate di cimbalo et organo, no 8, Toccata otova
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>François Couperin (1668 - 1733) : Suite 1, for viola da gamba & continuo (Pièces de viole)
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1728

>Couperin, Louis : Passacaille for harpsichord in G minor (Pièces de clavecin, no 98)
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>François Couperin (1668 - 1733) : Pièces de violes, Suite no 2 in A minor
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1728

>Couperin, Louis : Pavane for harpsichord in F sharp minor (Pièces de clavecin, no 120)
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1650

>Hassler, Jakob : Canzon, for keyboard
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Strogers, Nicholas : Fantasia (Fitzwilliam Virginal Book)
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Byrd, William : Corranto, for keyboard in C major, MB 45
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Byrd, William : Alman (The Queen's Alman), for keyboard, MB 10
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1590

>Byrd, William : Ground (Short), for keyboard in C major, MB 43
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Bull, John : Doctor Bull's Goodnight, for keyboard, MB 143
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gibbons, Orlando : Work(s) :: Fantasia II
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Pachelbel, Johann : Fantasia, for organ in E flat major, T. 254
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 04/1706

>Bach, Johann Christoph : Präludium und Fuge, for organ in E flat major (formerly BWV Anh. 177)
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1704

>Pachelbel, Johann : Toccata, for organ in G minor, T. 246
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 04/1706

>Ritter, Christian : Allemanda in discessum Caroli XI regis Sueciae, for keyboard
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Fantasie in C minor, BWV 1121
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1706-1710

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Aria Variata in a, BWV 989 "In the Italian Style"
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Composition written: By 1710.
  • Running Time: 15 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1710

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partite sopra "O Gott, du frommer Gott", BWV 767
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1751

>Byrd, William : Pavan & Gaillard, for keyboard in A minor no 3, MB 16
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Byrd, William : Clarifica Me Pater (III), for keyboard, MB 49
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Byrd, William : Qui passe for my Lady Nevell, MB 19
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Byrd, William : Alman, for keyboard in G minor, MB 89
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Byrd, William : Pavan & Galliard, for keyboard in A minor, no 1, MB 14
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Byrd, William : Lavolta, for keyboard no 2 in G minor, MB 91
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1590

>Byrd, William : Pavan & Galliard, for keyboard in B flat major, MB 23
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Byrd, William : Ut re mi fa sol la, for keyboard in G major, MB 64
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Byrd, William : Ground (Short), for keyboard in C major, MB 43
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Byrd, William : My Lord Willoughbies welcom home
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1590

>Byrd, William : Fantasia, for keyboard in A minor, MB 13
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 30a, "Angenehmes Wiederau, freue dich in deinen Auen," BWV 30a (BC G31)
  • Performer: Pablo Valetti (Violin)
  • Conductor: Gustav Leonhardt
  • Ensemble: Café Zimmermann
  • Running Time: 35 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1737

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 207, "Vereingte Zwietracht der wechselnden Saiten" BWV 207
  • Performer: Pablo Valetti (Violin)
  • Conductor: Gustav Leonhardt
  • Ensemble: Café Zimmermann
  • Running Time: 33 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 12/11/1726