Why is Gustav Leonhardt being sent off from the wrong church?main
The funeral of the Lion of Early Music will be at the Westerkerk in Amsterdam on Tuesday the 24th at 3pm (condolences from 1pm).
Unfortunately, this is not the church where Leonhardt prayed and played. That was the French Reformed (Walloon) Church, where he was organist, and also at the Nieuwe Kerk. So why the switch? The Westerkerk has a recently restotred organ – probably louder than the other two, I’m told.