Gustav Leonardt was a Dutch keyboardist, conductor, musicologist, teacher and editor. He was a leading figure in the historically informed performance movement to perform music on period instruments. He performed and conducted a variety of solo, chamber, orchestral, operatic, and choral music from the Renaissance, Baroque and Classical periods. The many composers whose music he recorded as a harpsichordist, organist, clavichordist, fortepianist, chamber musician or conductor included Johann Sebastian Bach.
Born: 30 May 1928 ‘s-Graveland (Netherlands)
Died: 16 January 2012, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Gustav Leonardt at Wikipedia
Obituary at Binnenstad (in Dutch)Obituary at the Guardian
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