Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)

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Donald Macleod is joined by scholar and performer Christopher Stembridge to explore the life and work of Girolamo Frescobaldi.

They focus on Frescobaldi's keyboard music and, in particular, on his groundbreaking publication in 1615 of the First Book of Toccatas and Partitas, which the composer rushed into print a year ahead of schedule in his attempts to land a plum job at the Mantuan court.

Frescobaldi: Corrente Terza (Toccate e partite libro primo, 1616 print)

  • (unreleased recording).

    Donald Macleod focuses on frescobaldi's keyboard music

  • (unreleased recording)

    frescobaldi: toccata decima (toccate e partite libro primo)

  • (unreleased recording)

    frescobaldi: toccata undecima (toccate e partite libro primo)

  • James Bowman (countertenor)
  • Rinaldo Alessandrini (harpsichord attributed to giovani celestini, venice, c. 1605)
  • arcana a904, cd 1 tr 8

    caccini: amarilli, mia bella

  • arion arn 68046, tr 5

    philips (after caccini): amarilli, mia bella

  • brilliant classics 93767, cd 2 tr 7

    frescobaldi: ricercar decimo (obligo la, fa, sol, la, re), 1615

  • christopher stembridge (harpsichord)
  • ermitage 427-2 ddd, tr 2

    frescobaldi: toccata sesta (toccate e partite libro primo)

  • jay bernfeld (viola da gamba)
  • luigi ferdinando tagliavini (harpsichord)
  • performed in the studio by christopher stembridge (harpsichord)

    frescobaldi: partite 12 sopra l'aria di ruggiero (toccate e partite libro primo, 1616)

  • performed in the studio by christopher stembridge (harpsichord)

    frescobaldi: partite di follia (toccate e partite libro primo)

  • performed in the studio by christopher stembridge (harpsichord)

    frescobaldi: toccata nona (toccate e partite libro primo)

  • roberto loreggian (harpsichord)
  • skip sempe (organ)

  • 0320090429

    Donald Macleod is joined by scholar and performer Christopher Stembridge to explore the life and work of Girolamo Frescobaldi.

    They focus on Frescobaldi's vocal and instrumental work, including a selection of his motets, part-songs and instrumental canzonas from the 1620s, when he was in Rome and presiding at the organ in the basilica of St Peter's.

    Con dolcezza e pietate (Primo libro d'arie musicali)

  • alpha 053, trs 12, 11

    frescobaldi: six songs (primo e secundo libro d'arie musicali 1630)

  • angelo de leonardis (bass)
  • antonella tatulli, diana pelagatti (soprano)
  • brilliant classics 93766, cd 1, trs 4, 16, 9
  • bruno cocset (conductor)
  • conserto musico
  • deutsche harmonia mundi
  • deutsche harmonia mundi gd 77244, tr 9

    capriccio sopra la bassa fiammenga (il primo libro di capricci)

  • diego cantalupi (theorbo)
  • gd 77244, trs 8, 5, 13, 14, 4, 1.

    Donald Macleod focuses on frescobaldi's vocal and instrumental work

  • hopkinson smith (lute)
  • hopkinson smith (lute/theorbo/baroque guitar)
  • johann sonnleitner (organ/harpschord)
  • john butt (mid-18th century italian organ in the o'neill collection)
  • kathi gohl (cello)
  • l'aura soave:
  • les basses reunies
  • michael schopper (bass)
  • montserrat figueras (soprano)
  • nigel rogers (tenor)
  • rene jacobs (countertenor)
  • roberto loreggian (conductor)
  • rolf ehlers (tenor)
  • tactus 580602, trs 15, 10

    five canzonas (primo libro delle canzoni)

  • teldec 8.43774, tr 5

    two motets (liber secondus diversarum modulatonium)

  • 0420090430

    Donald Macleod is joined by scholar and performer Christopher Stembridge to explore the life and work of Girolamo Frescobaldi and they focus on his music for organ, with several instruments from Frescobaldi's era.

    Featuring the musical compendium regarded by many as his masterpiece, Fiori musicali - Musical Flowers - of which Bach had a copy.

    Frescobaldi: Canzon dopo la Pistola (Missa Della Madonna - Fiori Musicali)

  • Rinaldo Alessandrini (director)
  • Rinaldo Alessandrini (organ by gian giacomo antegnati, 1554, in the church of s maurizio, monastero maggiore, milan)
  • Rinaldo Alessandrini (organ)
  • andrea damiani (theorbo, lute, guitar)
  • astree e 8714, cd 1 trs 24-33

    frescobaldi: missa della madonna - fiori musicali (excerpts)

  • astree e 8714, cd 2 tr 19

    frescobaldi: variations on detto balletto (il secondo libro di toccate)

  • christopher stembridge (organ of palazzo pubblico, siena, by giovanni piffero, 1519)
  • christopher stembridge (organ of san petronio bologna, by baldassarre malamini, 1596)
  • concerto italiano
  • deutsche harmonia mundi 05472 77345 2, trs 6, 10, 11, 8

    frescobaldi: maddalena alla croce (sonetto spirituale) - primo libro d'arie musicali

  • erato 4509-96544-2, tr 16

    frescobaldi: toccata quinta (il secondo libro di toccate)

  • erato 4509-96544-2, tr 2

    frescobaldi: bergamasca (fiori musicali)

  • from the bbc radio 3 programme music for the iron voice, broadcast on 12 june 1985.

    Donald Macleod and christopher stembridge focus on frescobaldi's music for organ

  • from the bbc radio 3 programme music for the iron voice, broadcast on 12 june 1985

    frescobaldi: kyrie verses (missa degli apostoli - fiori musicali)

  • gloria banditelli (mezzo-soprano)
  • lorenzo ghielmi (organ by gian giacomo antegnati, 1554, in the church of s maurizio, monastero maggiore, milan)
  • mara galassi (arpa tripla)
  • opus 111 ops 30-105, tr 6

    music 6: frescobaldi: toccata terza: alla levatione (il secondo libro di toccate)

  • pietro spagnoli, roberto abbondanza, josep cabre
  • schola gregorienne:
  • ton koopman (organ of basilica di san bernardino by l'aquila)
  • ton koopman (organ of basilica di san bernardino, l'aquila, by bernardino mosca)

  • 05 LAST20090501

    Donald Macleod is joined by scholar and performer Christopher Stembridge to explore the life and work of Girolamo Frescobaldi.

    They consider Frescobaldi's influence on later generations, including Johann Jakob Froberger, who came to study with Frescobaldi in 1637 after a spell as organist at the imperial court in Vienna; Bach, who studied Frescobaldi's Fiori Musicali, and whose own Clavierubung and Art of Fugue show its influence; and Ligeti, who based the eleventh piece in his Musica Ricercata collection on Frescobaldi's Recercar Cromatico.

    Frescobaldi: Balleto e Ciaccone (Toccate e partite Libro primo, 1637 aggiunta)

    Rinaldo Alessandrini (harpsichord attributed to Giovani Celestini, Venice, c.1605)

    Arcana A904, CD 1 Tr 4

    Music 2: Frescobaldi: Toccata settima (Toccate e partite libro primo)

    Christopher Stembridge

    (unreleased recording)

    Froberger: Toccata V all Levatione in D minor (Libro secondo, 1649)

    Richard Egarr (organ)

    Globe GLO 6022, CD 1 Tr 5

    Froberger: Toccata I in A minor (Libro secondo)

    Hans Knut Sveen (harpsichord after Ruckers, 1638, by J Katzman, Amsterdam)

    Bergen Barokk BBR 901, Tr 1

    Frescobaldi: Recercar con obligo del Basso come appare (Missa degli Apostoli, Fiori Musicali)

    Rinaldo Alessandrini (organ by Gian Giacomo Antegnati, 1554, in the church of S Maurizio, Monastero Maggiore, Milan)

    Astree E 8714, CD 2 Tr 5

    Bach: Wir glauben all'an einen Gott, BWV680 (Clavierubung Part 3)

    Ton Koopman (organ)

    Teldec 4509984642, Tr 20

    Frescobaldi: Ricercar cromatico post il credo (Missa degli Apostoli, Fiori Musicali)

    Performed in the studio by Christopher Stembridge (harpsichord)

    Ligeti: Omaggio a Girolamo Frescobaldi (Music ricercata)

    Andante misurato e tranquillo

    Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)

    Sony SK 62308, Tr 25

    Frescobaldi: Aria di Passacaglia

    James Bowman (countertenor)

    Skip Sempe (harpsichord)

    Jay Bernfeld (viola da gamba)

    Arion ARN 68046, Tr 6

    Frescobaldi: Partite cento sopra il Passachagli (Toccate e partite Libro primo, 1637 aggiunta)

    Christopher Stembridge (harpsichord by Giovanni Battista Boni, 1619)

    First heard in a BBC Radio 3 broadcast on 23 September 1993.

    Donald Macleod considers Frescobaldi's influence on later generations.