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Jan. 18 2012

Early music titan Gustav Leonhardt dies

By Reed Hessler | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

I was saddened today to read of the death at the age of 83 of Gustav Leonhardt, the great Dutch harpsichordist and early instruments conductor. Leonhardt, along with his colleague, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt were pioneers of the early music and performance practice movement, taking it from a little known and often derisively dismissed niche in […]