Gustav Leonhardt

1928 - 2012

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Gustav Maria Leonhardt (30 May 1928 – 16 January 2012) 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. Leonhardt professionally played many instruments, including the harpsichord, pipe organ, claviorganum (a combination of harpsichord and organ), clavichord, fortepiano, and piano. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gustav Leonhardt has received more than 132,617 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Gustav Leonhardt is the 328th most popular composer (down from 299th in 2019), the 202nd most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 155th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Dutch Composer.

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Among composers, Gustav Leonhardt ranks 328 out of 1,451Before him are Pierre De Geyter, Charles Ives, Sylvius Leopold Weiss, Johann Adam Reincken, Ignaz Pleyel, and John Dunstaple. After him are Ludwig Ritter von Köchel, Gustave Charpentier, Julius Fučík, Heinrich Isaac, Ferdinando Carulli, and Michael Nyman.

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Among people born in 1928, Gustav Leonhardt ranks 94Before him are Hans Blix, Marco Ferreri, Walter Mondale, Wolfgang von Trips, Sara Montiel, and Burt Bacharach. After him are James Ivory, Colin Chapman, Michel Serrault, Vladimir Beara, Arman, and James Earl Ray. Among people deceased in 2012, Gustav Leonhardt ranks 72Before him are Harry Harrison, Renato Dulbecco, Chaleo Yoovidhya, Chris Marker, David Kelly, and Warda Al-Jazairia. After him are Omar Suleiman, Teófilo Stevenson, Haji Mohammad Chamkani, Carl Johan Bernadotte, Santiago Carrillo, and Paul L. Smith.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Gustav Leonhardt ranks 202 out of 1,646Before him are Johann Adam Reincken (1643), Rachel Ruysch (1664), Jan van Scorel (1495), Jan Davidsz. de Heem (1606), Jan Janszoon (1570), and Willem Drees (1886). After him are Guido van Rossum (1956), Philips Wouwerman (1619), Jan Ingenhousz (1730), William I, Count of Hainaut (1287), Rodolphus Agricola (1443), and Johan Jongkind (1819).

Among COMPOSERS In Netherlands

Among composers born in Netherlands, Gustav Leonhardt ranks 4Before him are Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562), Antonia Brico (1902), and Johann Adam Reincken (1643). After him are Willem Mengelberg (1871), Jacob Clemens non Papa (1510), Jacob van Eyck (1590), Louis Andriessen (1939), Simeon ten Holt (1923), Junkie XL (1967), Anthony van Hoboken (1887), and Michel van der Aa (1970).