For the Global Hit, we remember a pioneer of the baroque music revival.
That is music from the early 17th to the mid-18th century.
Gustav Leonhardt was a conductor, scholar and musical detective.
He died this week at his home in Amsterdam. He was 83.
Leonhardt revolutionized the field of baroque music.
At a time when musicians and classical music lovers paid scant attention to the baroque repertoire, Leonhardt made it his mission to bring it to life.
He recorded hundreds of albums as a conductor and as a harpsichordist, particularly the music of Jonathan Sebastian Bach.