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Classical - Released January 1, 2002 | Alpha

Distinctions Diapason d'or - Choc du Monde de la Musique - 10 de Répertoire - Recommandé par Classica - 4F de Télérama - Joker de Crescendo
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Classical - Released January 1, 2001 | Alpha

Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or - Choc du Monde de la Musique - 10 de Répertoire - 3F de Télérama
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Classical - Released January 1, 2003 | Alpha

Booklet Distinctions 5 de Diapason - 4 étoiles du Monde de la Musique - 10 de Répertoire - Recommandé par Classica
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Classical - Released January 1, 2005 | Alpha

Distinctions 5 de Diapason - Choc du Monde de la Musique - Cannes Classical Music Award - 9 de Classica-Répertoire
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Chamber Music - Released March 26, 2010 | deutsche harmonia mundi

Distinctions Diapason d'or - The Qobuz Ideal Discography
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Chamber Music - Released August 28, 2009 | deutsche harmonia mundi

Distinctions Diapason d'or - The Qobuz Ideal Discography
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Chamber Music - Released March 26, 2010 | deutsche harmonia mundi

Distinctions Diapason d'or - The Qobuz Ideal Discography
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Classical - Released January 1, 1988 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

Distinctions The Qobuz Ideal Discography
Recorded in the pretty old town of Haarlem in the Netherlands in May 1987, this album, dedicated to the Couperin dynasty (of Louis, François and Louis-Armand) is like a distillation of a whole life's worth of practice and reflections on the French music of the 17th century that Leonhardt so loved. In it, we find the great harpsichordist's sobriety, his way of deploying his immense erudition and his own Dutch heritage, which bring to the music an almost monastic inwardness. But for all his intimate knowledge of the music and the wisdom of his years, Gustav Leonhardt seems here to let himself go with joyful abandon, setting the keys alight with his liberty and refinement. The programme is like a meditation on solitude, from Louis Couperin's austere Suite in D Minor to Louis-Armand's gallant pieces, via the Preludes from L’Art de toucher le clavecin by the great François. The impressive calm of Dodo ou L’Amour au berceau, the graceful effervescence of L’Évaporée, the elegance of La Princesse de Chabeuil and the joyous final pirouette of L’Arlequine are all spirited flights that reaffirm the Dutch harpsichordist's pre-eminent position in the heart of the baroque musical movement. © François Hudry/Qobuz
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Chamber Music - Released October 1, 1997 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

Distinctions The Qobuz Ideal Discography
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Classical - Released January 1, 1985 | Warner Classics

Distinctions The Qobuz Ideal Discography
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Classical - Released May 21, 2012 | Alpha

Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or
Alpha Productions released A Tribute to Gustav Leonhardt: The Last Recordings about six months after the prodigious musician's death in January 2012. The set is made up of the last five albums Leonhardt recorded over his long career, made between 2001 and 2007. They fortuitously include examples of the three performing disciplines for which he was renowned -- as an organist, harpsichordist, and choral conductor -- and are infused with the depth of musicological research and insight that he brought to all his endeavors. It's an immensely satisfying collection, a fitting, mature, autumnal summation of a long and illustrious career, made up of music of the Baroque, along with some late Renaissance repertoire, much of it from off the beaten path. Regardless of medium, his performances were refined and elegant but with a lively internal energy and an unerring sense of pacing. They were always disciplined, but a listener could never come away from hearing him playing or conducting and think of Baroque music as predictable or metronomic. Three of the discs are devoted to harpsichord music of France, Germany, England, and Italy; one disc to a similarly broad collection of pieces for organ; and one disc to two secular cantatas by J.S. Bach, in which he's expertly joined by Les Chantres du Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles and the chamber orchestra Café Zimmermann. Alpha's sound is impeccable, detailed, and immediate.
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Chamber Music - Released January 30, 2015 | Les Indispensables de Diapason

Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or
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Classical - Released January 1, 1985 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

Distinctions The Qobuz Ideal Discography
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Chamber Music - Released December 4, 1995 | deutsche harmonia mundi

Distinctions The Qobuz Ideal Discography
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Vocal Recitals - Released March 30, 1990 | deutsche harmonia mundi

Distinctions The Qobuz Ideal Discography
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Classical - Released November 16, 2012 | Sony Classical

Distinctions 5 de Diapason
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Classical - Released December 1, 1995 | deutsche harmonia mundi

Distinctions The Qobuz Ideal Discography
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Sacred Vocal Music - Released April 8, 2011 | deutsche harmonia mundi

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Classical - Released May 4, 2012 | deutsche harmonia mundi

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Classical - Released January 1, 2005 | Alpha

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