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Gustav Leonhardt

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Gustav Leonhardt proves that he still can perform with erudition and freshness with these pieces by Frescobaldi and Louis Couperin. The sophistication of the music is all there, and so is the sense of improvisation. In the Frescobaldi, Leonhardt shapes phrases and sections of music to sound as if they were spontaneous dialogues and conversations between refined intellectuals. Even so, and at a moderate pacing, they are actively involved and not dryly academic. The refinement is also a strong feature of Couperin's highly stylized dances. Also at a moderate pacing that rarely varies, even between movements of the suites, his music comes across as being used for dances at the highest levels of society. It is as if only the finest people, dressed in the finest silks and satins, would dance to Couperin's music, and yet Leonhardt still infuses it with some warmth so that it is not at all staid. The only unfortunate aspect of this album is that sameness of tempo throughout the program. Without the contrast of more widely varying tempos between pieces, particularly in the Couperin suites where every piece is also in the same key, the listener can easily lose focus and thereby miss out on the details of the music and the performance, both of which deserve attention.
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1
Toccata Seconda
00:04:45

Gustav Leonhardt, Performer - Girolamo Frescobaldi, Composer

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2
Canzona Quinta
00:02:26

Gustav Leonhardt, Performer - Girolamo Frescobaldi, Composer

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3
Fantasia Quarta, sopra doi soggetti
00:06:14

Gustav Leonhardt, Performer - Girolamo Frescobaldi, Composer

2002 Alpha 2002 Alpha

4
Capriccio sopra la Bassa Fiamenga
00:05:35

Gustav Leonhardt, Performer - Girolamo Frescobaldi, Composer

2002 Alpha 2002 Alpha

5
Toccata Settima
00:03:04

Gustav Leonhardt, Performer - Girolamo Frescobaldi, Composer

2002 Alpha 2002 Alpha

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Recercar Primo
00:04:58

Gustav Leonhardt, Performer - Girolamo Frescobaldi, Composer

2002 Alpha 2002 Alpha

7
Canzona Terza
00:03:55

Gustav Leonhardt, Performer - Girolamo Frescobaldi, Composer

2002 Alpha 2002 Alpha

8
Toccata Ottava
00:04:18

Gustav Leonhardt, Performer - Girolamo Frescobaldi, Composer

2002 Alpha 2002 Alpha

Suite en ré majeur (Louis Couperin)

9
Prélude
00:03:28

Gustav Leonhardt, Performer - Louis Couperin, Composer

2002 Alpha 2002 Alpha

10
Allemande
00:03:30

Gustav Leonhardt, Performer - Louis Couperin, Composer

2002 Alpha 2002 Alpha

11
Courante
00:01:08

Gustav Leonhardt, Performer - Louis Couperin, Composer

2002 Alpha 2002 Alpha

12
Sarabande
00:01:46

Gustav Leonhardt, Performer - Louis Couperin, Composer

2002 Alpha 2002 Alpha

13
Gaillarde
00:01:54

Gustav Leonhardt, Performer - Louis Couperin, Composer

2002 Alpha 2002 Alpha

14
Chaconne
00:02:03

Gustav Leonhardt, Performer - Louis Couperin, Composer

2002 Alpha 2002 Alpha

15
Passacaille en Sol Mineur
00:05:07

Gustav Leonhardt, Performer - Louis Couperin, Composer

2002 Alpha 2002 Alpha

Suite en mi mineur (Louis Couperin)

16
Prélude
00:01:19

Gustav Leonhardt, Performer - Louis Couperin, Composer

2002 Alpha 2002 Alpha

17
Allemande
00:03:02

Gustav Leonhardt, Performer - Louis Couperin, Composer

2002 Alpha 2002 Alpha

18
Courante
00:01:18

Gustav Leonhardt, Performer - Louis Couperin, Composer

2002 Alpha 2002 Alpha

19
Sarabande
00:01:54

Gustav Leonhardt, Performer - Louis Couperin, Composer

2002 Alpha 2002 Alpha

20
Pavane en Fa Dièse Mineur
00:04:34

Gustav Leonhardt, Performer - Louis Couperin, Composer

2002 Alpha 2002 Alpha

Album Description

Gustav Leonhardt proves that he still can perform with erudition and freshness with these pieces by Frescobaldi and Louis Couperin. The sophistication of the music is all there, and so is the sense of improvisation. In the Frescobaldi, Leonhardt shapes phrases and sections of music to sound as if they were spontaneous dialogues and conversations between refined intellectuals. Even so, and at a moderate pacing, they are actively involved and not dryly academic. The refinement is also a strong feature of Couperin's highly stylized dances. Also at a moderate pacing that rarely varies, even between movements of the suites, his music comes across as being used for dances at the highest levels of society. It is as if only the finest people, dressed in the finest silks and satins, would dance to Couperin's music, and yet Leonhardt still infuses it with some warmth so that it is not at all staid. The only unfortunate aspect of this album is that sameness of tempo throughout the program. Without the contrast of more widely varying tempos between pieces, particularly in the Couperin suites where every piece is also in the same key, the listener can easily lose focus and thereby miss out on the details of the music and the performance, both of which deserve attention.
© TiVo

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