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Nenad Leonart

Fundraising for Album Recording

Fundraising for Album Recording

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Mid of April I was in Porto and played several beautiful historical organs. This had a very specific purpose...

I am now facing an exciting project: the recording of a LP that captures the unique sounds of two historic organs in Porto—one from Portugal and the other from Hamburg. These fantastic instruments are not only cultural treasures but also witnesses to a rich musical heritage that needs to be preserved (they will also be officially added to the UNESCO World Heritage list next year).

Portugal was shaken by an earthquake in 1755, which permanently destroyed 90% of Lisbon. My recording will not focus on this event, but on what happened afterward: how people reacted to it. The very first act of humanitarian aid in our history took place right here, as Hamburg decided to send two full ships of relief goods without asking for anything in return—a progressive approach to each other, which is still guiding for us today. Thus, for the recording, both organs will be heard: one from Porto and one from Hamburg (a Schnitger, which was acquired by Porto in 1701).

To realize this project in September, I need support from many sponsors—we need to raise a considerable amount for the double CD. If you follow me on social media, you know how much I work towards promoting baroque music. Every donation, no matter how small, helps me cover the costs of recording, production, and distribution. Your contribution allows me and the recording team to make an important artistic statement in today's world; to preserve these historic sounds for future generations, and to make everything accessible to a global audience.

I thank you very much and everyone who becomes part of this special project and supports our efforts with a donation. 

You can choose donation amounts between 50, 100, 200, 300 or 500 – just select the variant of your choice and check out!

Thank you so much for your support – Your help brings us much closer to our goal!

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