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Frescobaldi: Il Primo Libro di Capricci / Loreggian, organ

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>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Il primo libro di capricci fatti sopra diversi soggetti et arie in partitura
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Notes & Reviews:

Brilliant is coming to the end of another ground-breaking series with this ninth volume of the first-ever recorded integrale of the works of Girolamo Frescobaldi. Only two more volumes remain; all of them, of course, involving the sparkling musicianship and scholarly zeal of the keyboard player Roberto Loreggian.

Frescobaldi was born in Ferrara in 1583, and worked for the influential and wealthy Este family. Ferrara at this time had become the centre for the modern arts and the musical avant-garde. Virtuoso singing and playing flourished, and it was into this heady atmosphere that the young Frescobaldi cut his teeth. Frescobaldi was one of the earliest composers to make keyboard music his speciality, and he was the most important composer for the keyboard prior to Domenico Scarlatti.

These Capriccios were dedicated to Alfonso D'Este, Prince of Modena. They illustrate vividly the invention, and the improvisatory skills for which the composer was renowned. They contain solemn music as well as musical humour, imitations of birds (the cuckoo in particular), and are extremely well written musical exercises for students.

Brilliant is coming to the end of another ground-breaking series with this ninth volume of the first-ever recorded integrale of the works of Girolamo Frescobaldi. Only two more volumes remain; all of them, of course, involving the sparkling musicianship and scholarly zeal of the keyboard player Roberto Loreggian. These Capriccios were dedicated to Alfonso D'Este, Prince of Modena. They illustrate vividly the invention, and the improvisatory skills for which the composer was renowned. They contain solemn music as well as musical humour, imitations of birds (the cuckoo in particular), and are extremely well written musical exercises for students.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Chiesa Auditorium di S. Caterina, Treviso (05/03/2009-05/05/2009).



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>Frescobaldi, Girolamo : Il primo libro di capricci fatti sopra diversi soggetti et arie in partitura
  • Performer: Roberto Loreggian (Organ)
  • Notes: Chiesa Auditorium di S. Caterina, Treviso (05/03/2009-05/05/2009)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance