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Gustav Leonhardt & Martin Skowroneck – Making harpsichord history

The harpsichord, based on Dulcken 1745, which Martin Skowroneck built in 1962 for Gustav Leonhardt was an important milestone in the early music revival. This article covers their first meeting and Skowroneck’s earlier work which led him to make this game-changing instrument. [...]

Arnold Dolmetsch remembered

Arnold Dolmetsch remembered, by his wife, Mabel. A blog post on this book, from 1957, highlighting aspects of the life of this great “early music” pioneer. [...]

How famous is scholar, conductor and harpsichordist Thurston Dart, 40 years on? Part 2

 

With the death of Dart’s close personal friend and executor William Oxenbury, Gustav Leonhardt is now probably the only person alive who knew Dart, but not as a teacher. They were apparently well acquainted and served together on the jury at the harpsichord competition at Bruges. Their approach to Froberger seems quite similar in these [...]