Bernardo Storace: Harpsichord Music

> Ciaccona - Ciaccona
> Passagagli in C minor (for harpsichord) - Passagagli in C minor
> Ballo della Battaglia - Ballo della Battaglia
> Toccata and Canzon - Toccata
> Variations on La Monica - Variations on La Monica
> Partite sopra Il cinque Passi - Partite sopra Il cinque Passi
> Passagagli sopra A la mi re - Passagagli sopra A la mi re
> Aria sopra la Spagnoletta - Aria sopra la Spagnoletta
> Corrente - Corrente
> Capriccio sopra il passo e mezzo - Capriccio sopra il passo e mezzo
> Follia - Follia
> Altro passo e mezzo - Altro passo e mezzo

Album Summary

>Storace, Bernardo : Ciaccona
>Storace, Bernardo : Passagagli in C minor, for harpsichord
>Storace, Bernardo : Ballo alla Battaglia
>Storace, Bernardo : Toccata
>Storace, Bernardo : Variation on La Monica, for harpsichord
>Storace, Bernardo : Partite sopra il cinque Passi, for harpsichord
>Storace, Bernardo : Passagagli sopra A la mi re, for harpsichord
>Storace, Bernardo : Selva di varie composizioni d'intavolatura per cimbalo ed organo
>Storace, Bernardo : Corrente
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Notes & Reviews:

Bernardo Storace's Selva di varie compositioni, published in Venice in 1664, is one of the most inventive works in music history. The two passacaglias on this disc contain no fewer than 320 variations, which are crowned - as are the Ciaccona and the two Passamezzi - with dances, correnti and gagliarde, pointing towards the development of the Baroque suite. These fine 17th century pieces are played on a modern copy of a 1697 Italian harpsichord whose clear, rich sound is ideal for this music.

Fanfare
... Naoko Akutagawa... plays the music with brilliance and unquestioned authority. The recorded sound is full and fairly close, but there is also a tangible sense of acoustical space around the instrument. I think it's the perfect balance between first-arrival sound and room reverb. The engineers at Concerto would do well to check out this CD - a textbook example of how the harpsichord should be recorded. Highest recommendation.

American Record Guide
Akutagawa is a secure and poised player. I appreciate her stylish ornamentation in the Corrente and her finely-honed sense of Frescobaldian timing in the Toccata in F...

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Schüttbau, Rügheim, Unterfranken, Germany (10/25/2009-10/27/2009).



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Works Details

>Storace, Bernardo : Ciaccona
  • Performer: Naoko Akutagawa (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Schüttbau, Rügheim, Unterfranken, Germany (10/25/2009-10/27/2009)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Storace, Bernardo : Passagagli in C minor, for harpsichord
  • Performer: Naoko Akutagawa (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Schüttbau, Rügheim, Unterfranken, Germany (10/25/2009-10/27/2009)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Storace, Bernardo : Ballo alla Battaglia
  • Performer: Naoko Akutagawa (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Schüttbau, Rügheim, Unterfranken, Germany (10/25/2009-10/27/2009)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Storace, Bernardo : Toccata
  • Performer: Naoko Akutagawa (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Schüttbau, Rügheim, Unterfranken, Germany (10/25/2009-10/27/2009)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Storace, Bernardo : Variation on La Monica, for harpsichord
  • Performer: Naoko Akutagawa (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Schüttbau, Rügheim, Unterfranken, Germany (10/25/2009-10/27/2009)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Storace, Bernardo : Partite sopra il cinque Passi, for harpsichord
  • Performer: Naoko Akutagawa (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Schüttbau, Rügheim, Unterfranken, Germany (10/25/2009-10/27/2009)
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Storace, Bernardo : Passagagli sopra A la mi re, for harpsichord
  • Performer: Naoko Akutagawa (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Schüttbau, Rügheim, Unterfranken, Germany (10/25/2009-10/27/2009)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Storace, Bernardo : Selva di varie composizioni d'intavolatura per cimbalo ed organo
  • Performer: Naoko Akutagawa (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Schüttbau, Rügheim, Unterfranken, Germany (10/25/2009-10/27/2009)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Storace, Bernardo : Corrente
  • Performer: Naoko Akutagawa (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Schüttbau, Rügheim, Unterfranken, Germany (10/25/2009-10/27/2009)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Storace, Bernardo : Selva di varie composizioni d'intavolatura per cimbalo ed organo
  • Performer: Naoko Akutagawa (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Schüttbau, Rügheim, Unterfranken, Germany (10/25/2009-10/27/2009)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Storace, Bernardo : Selva di varie composizioni d'intavolatura per cimbalo ed organo
  • Performer: Naoko Akutagawa (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Schüttbau, Rügheim, Unterfranken, Germany (10/25/2009-10/27/2009)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Storace, Bernardo : Selva di varie composizioni d'intavolatura per cimbalo ed organo
  • Performer: Naoko Akutagawa (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Schüttbau, Rügheim, Unterfranken, Germany (10/25/2009-10/27/2009)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque