Raymond Leppard

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Raymond John Leppard
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Raymond Leppard, CBE (born 11 August 1927, London, England - died 22 October 2019, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA) was an English-American conductor, harpsichordist, composer & editor. In the 1960s, he played a prime role in the rebirth of interest in Baroque music. he was appointed Music Director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in 1987 (a position which he held for fourteen years).
In 1973, the Republic of Italy conferred upon him the title of Commendatore della Republica Italiana for services to Italian music. He received an Honorary Degree of a Doctor of Letters by the Bath Spa University in 1973. He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1983. He became an American citizen in 2003.
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OL 50205 Raymond Leppard - Eighteenth Century Shakespearean Songs album art April Cantelo With The English Chamber Orchestra Directed By Raymond Leppard April Cantelo With The English Chamber Orchestra Directed By Raymond Leppard - Eighteenth Century Shakespearean Songs (Album) L'Oiseau-Lyre OL 50205 UK 1961 Sell This Version
OL 50215 Raymond Leppard - Three Italian Cantatas album art Handel*, Helen Watts, English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard Handel*, Helen Watts, English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard - Three Italian Cantatas (Album) L'Oiseau-Lyre, London Records OL 50215 UK 1962 Sell This Version
PHS 900-051 Raymond Leppard - Rodelinda / Tolomeo / Radamisto / Floridante / Berenice / Hippolyte Et Aricie / Castor Et Pollux / Dardanus / Alceste / Cadmus Et Hermione / Persée album art Gérard Souzay, English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard Gérard Souzay, English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard - Rodelinda / Tolomeo / Radamisto / Floridante / Berenice / Hippolyte Et Aricie / Castor Et Pollux / Dardanus / Alceste / Cadmus Et Hermione / Persée (Album) Philips PHS 900-051 US 1964 Sell This Version
ZRG 501 Raymond Leppard - Airs By Handel album art Bernadette Greevy, The Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Raymond Leppard Bernadette Greevy, The Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Raymond Leppard - Airs By Handel Argo (2) ZRG 501 UK 1966 Sell This Version
S 36359, 36359 Raymond Leppard - Dido And Aeneas album art Purcell* ; Victoria De Los Angeles, Heather Harper, Patricia Johnson (3), Peter Glossop, Raymond Leppard (Harpsichord), Ambrosian Singers*, English Chamber Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli Purcell* ; Victoria De Los Angeles, Heather Harper, Patricia Johnson (3), Peter Glossop, Raymond Leppard (Harpsichord), Ambrosian Singers*, English Chamber Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli - Dido And Aeneas (Album) Angel Records, Angel Records S 36359, 36359 US 1966 Sell This Version
PHM500-111, PHM 500-111 Raymond Leppard - Haydn, Boccherini-Cello Concertos album art Boccherini*, Haydn*, Maurice Gendron, London Symphony Orchestra*, Raymond Leppard Boccherini*, Haydn*, Maurice Gendron, London Symphony Orchestra*, Raymond Leppard - Haydn, Boccherini-Cello Concertos (Album) Philips, Philips PHM500-111, PHM 500-111 US 1966 Sell This Version
S-36569 Raymond Leppard - Janet Baker Handel: Two Italian Cantatas album art Georg Friedrich Händel - Janet Baker, Raymond Leppard, English Chamber Orchestra, Bernard Richards Georg Friedrich Händel - Janet Baker, Raymond Leppard, English Chamber Orchestra, Bernard Richards - Janet Baker Handel: Two Italian Cantatas (Album) Angel Records S-36569 US 1967 Sell This Version
SOL 297 Raymond Leppard - Rameau: Le Temple De La Gloire / Gretry: Suite Of Ballet Music From The Operas album art Jean-Philippe Rameau - Raymond Leppard - English Chamber Orchestra, Andre Gretry* Jean-Philippe Rameau - Raymond Leppard - English Chamber Orchestra, Andre Gretry* - Rameau: Le Temple De La Gloire / Gretry: Suite Of Ballet Music From The Operas L'Oiseau-Lyre SOL 297 UK 1967 Sell This Version
HQS 1086 Raymond Leppard - Italian Baroque Music album art Monteverdi* / Cavalli* - Heather Harper, Gerald English, Hugues Cuenod*, Bath Festival Ensemble Directed By Raymond Leppard Monteverdi* / Cavalli* - Heather Harper, Gerald English, Hugues Cuenod*, Bath Festival Ensemble Directed By Raymond Leppard - Italian Baroque Music (Album) His Master's Voice HQS 1086 UK 1967 Sell This Version
SAL3660, SAL.3660, 802 848 LY Raymond Leppard - Violin Concerto No. 2 In G, H.VIIa, 4 / Adagio In E, K.261 / Rondo In C, K.373 / Rondo In A, D.438 album art Haydn* / Mozart* / Schubert* - Arthur Grumiaux, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Raymond Leppard Haydn* / Mozart* / Schubert* - Arthur Grumiaux, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Raymond Leppard - Violin Concerto No. 2 In G, H.VIIa, 4 / Adagio In E, K.261 / Rondo In C, K.373 / Rondo In A, D.438 (Album) Philips, Philips, Philips SAL3660, SAL.3660, 802 848 LY UK 1967 Sell This Version
STS 15075 Raymond Leppard - Music For 4 Harpsichords album art C.P.E. Bach*, J.S. Bach*, Malcolm*, English Chamber Orchestra, Leppard* C.P.E. Bach*, J.S. Bach*, Malcolm*, English Chamber Orchestra, Leppard* - Music For 4 Harpsichords (Album) Decca, Decca STS 15075 US 1967 Sell This Version
HQS. 1102 Raymond Leppard - Monteverdi Madrigals Including "Lamento D'Arianna" album art Monteverdi*, The English Chamber Orchestra*, Raymond Leppard Monteverdi*, The English Chamber Orchestra*, Raymond Leppard - Monteverdi Madrigals Including "Lamento D'Arianna"(LP, Album) His Master's Voice HQS. 1102 UK 1967 Sell This Version
SOL 303 Raymond Leppard - Scylla Et Glaucus - Suite / Issé - Suite album art Leclair* / Destouches* - Raymond Leppard, English Chamber Orchestra Leclair* / Destouches* - Raymond Leppard, English Chamber Orchestra - Scylla Et Glaucus - Suite / Issé - Suite(LP) L'Oiseau-Lyre SOL 303 UK 1968 Sell This Version
SOL 302 Raymond Leppard - A Second Suite Of Instrumental Music From "Le Temple De La Gloire" / A Suite From The Opera-Ballet "L'Europe Galante" album art Rameau* / Campra* / English Chamber Orchestra / Raymond Leppard Rameau* / Campra* / English Chamber Orchestra / Raymond Leppard - A Second Suite Of Instrumental Music From "Le Temple De La Gloire" / A Suite From The Opera-Ballet "L'Europe Galante" (Album) L'Oiseau-Lyre SOL 302 UK 1968 Sell This Version
SAL 3776 Raymond Leppard - 3 Symphonies No. 39, No. 22 "The Philosopher", No. 47 "The Palindrome" album art Haydn*, English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard Haydn*, English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard - 3 Symphonies No. 39, No. 22 "The Philosopher", No. 47 "The Palindrome" (Album) Philips SAL 3776 UK 1968 Sell This Version
SAL.3689, 839.741 LY Raymond Leppard - 4 Sinfonias album art Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard - 4 Sinfonias Philips, Philips SAL.3689, 839.741 LY UK 1968 Sell This Version
802 893 LY Raymond Leppard - Eighteenth Century Overtures album art New Philharmonia Orchestra / Raymond Leppard New Philharmonia Orchestra / Raymond Leppard - Eighteenth Century Overtures (Album) Philips 802 893 LY UK 1968 Sell This Version
839.742 LY Raymond Leppard - 4 Sinfonias album art Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard - 4 Sinfonias Philips 839.742 LY Netherlands 1968 Sell This Version
8 20 900-901 Raymond Leppard - Concerti Grossi Op. 3 / Concerto Grosso / C-dur (Alexanderfest) album art Georg Friedrich Händel - Bachorchester des Gewandhauses zu Leipzig , Leitung: Gerhard Bosse , Dirigent Am Cembalo: Raymond Leppard Georg Friedrich Händel - Bachorchester des Gewandhauses zu Leipzig , Leitung: Gerhard Bosse , Dirigent Am Cembalo: Raymond Leppard - Concerti Grossi Op. 3 / Concerto Grosso / C-dur (Alexanderfest) (Album) ETERNA 8 20 900-901 German Democratic Republic (GDR) 1968 Sell This Version
OL 301 Raymond Leppard - Pièces De Symphonie album art Lully* / English Chamber Orchestra / Raymond Leppard Lully* / English Chamber Orchestra / Raymond Leppard - Pièces De Symphonie L'Oiseau-Lyre OL 301 UK 1968 Sell This Version
839 713 DXY, DKY 839 713, 839 713 LY Raymond Leppard - 4 Sinfonias album art Johann Christian Bach - New Philharmonia Orchestra, Raymond Leppard Johann Christian Bach - New Philharmonia Orchestra, Raymond Leppard - 4 Sinfonias (Album) Philips 839 713 DXY, DKY 839 713, 839 713 LY Netherlands 1968 Sell This Version
SR 3-9124 Raymond Leppard - 12 Concerti Grossi, Op. 6 album art Handel*, English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard Handel*, English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard - 12 Concerti Grossi, Op. 6 (Album) Mercury, Mercury Living Presence SR 3-9124 US 1968 Sell This Version
802 894 LY Raymond Leppard - Concerti A Due Cori album art Händel*English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard Händel*English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard - Concerti A Due Cori (Album, Comp) Philips 802 894 LY Germany 1968 Sell This Version
802 901 LY, SAL 3760 Raymond Leppard - Eighteenth Century Overtures II album art New Philharmonia Orchestra / Raymond Leppard New Philharmonia Orchestra / Raymond Leppard - Eighteenth Century Overtures II (Album) Philips, Philips 802 901 LY, SAL 3760 Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
ZNF 8-10 Raymond Leppard - L'Ormindo album art Cavalli*, London Philharmonic Orchestra* Director Raymond Leppard Cavalli*, London Philharmonic Orchestra* Director Raymond Leppard - L'Ormindo Argo (2) ZNF 8-10 UK 1969 Sell This Version

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Dr.SultanAszazin

Dr.SultanAszazin

March 14, 2021
Raymond Leppard's harpsichord performances of Bach concertos with the English Chamber Orchestra are fantastic. The harpsichord has a very light sound, but especially on the solos the sound becomes magic.

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