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Remembering Baroque Master Gustav Leonhardt


Gustav Leonhardt (Photo: Wikifalcon/Wikipedia)

For the Global Hit, we remember a pioneer of the baroque music revival.

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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.