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A Musical Journey Around Europe / Lester


Release Date: 06/10/2016 
Label:  Nimbus   Catalog #: 5939  
Composer:  Luzzasco LuzzaschiGirolamo FrescobaldiClaudio MeruloJan Pieterszoon Sweelinck,   ... 
Performer:  Richard LesterElizabeth Lester
Number of Discs: 1 
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Keyboardist Richard Lester has been the top performer of early keyboard music for many years. This release takes the listener on an aural journey across Europe, with compositions hailing from France, Italy, Germany, and more. Composers featured include Luzzaschi, Frescobaldi, Mozart, Bach, Handel, and more. Lester is joined for this recording of Frescobaldi's "Girolamo" by Elizabeth Lester on Renaissance Recorder. Keyboardist Richard Lester has been the top performer of early keyboard music for many years. This release takes the listener on an aural journey across Europe, with compositions hailing from France, Italy, Germany, and more. Composers featured include Luzzaschi, Frescobaldi, Mozart, Bach, Handel, and more. Lester is joined for this recording of Frescobaldi's "Girolamo" by Elizabeth Lester on Renaissance Recorder. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Toccata del quarto tono by Luzzasco Luzzaschi
Performer:  Richard Lester (Harpsichord)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1593; Ferrara, Italy 
2.
Canzon terza by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Performer:  Elizabeth Lester (Recorder), Richard Lester (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
3.
Canzon prima by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Performer:  Elizabeth Lester (Recorder), Richard Lester (Chamber Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1626; Italy 
4.
Toccate d'intavolatura d'organo libro primo: Toccata prima del primo tono by Claudio Merulo
Performer:  Richard Lester (Harpsichord)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1598 
5.
Variations for Keyboard on "Mein junges Leben" by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
Performer:  Richard Lester (Harpsichord)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Netherlands (Holland 
6.
Toccata No. 3 in G Major, FbWV 103 by Johann Jacob Froberger
Performer:  Richard Lester (Harpsichord)
7.
Toccata in D major, BWV 912 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Richard Lester (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1710; Weimar, Germany 
8.
Suite for Harpsichord in A Minor: La Piemontoise by Louis Couperin
Performer:  Richard Lester (Harpsichord)
9.
Passacaille for Harpsichord in C major by Louis Couperin
Performer:  Richard Lester (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
10.
Pičces de clavecin, Book 3: Ordre 18 in F major/F minor - Soeur Monique by François Couperin
Performer:  Richard Lester (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1722; Paris, France 
11.
Pičces de clavecin, Book 2: Ordre 6 in B flat major - Les baricades mistérieuses by François Couperin
Performer:  Richard Lester (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1717; Paris, France 
12.
Suite for Harpsichord in E major, HWV 430: no 4, Air and Variations "The Harmonious Blacksmith" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Richard Lester (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1720; London, England 
13.
Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, K 146/L 349 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Richard Lester (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
14.
Sonatas (80) for Harpsichord: No. 25 in G Minor by Carlos Seixas
Performer:  Richard Lester (Harpsichord)
15.
Sonata No. 6 in A major: Toccata by Pietro Domenico Paradies
Performer:  Richard Lester (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1754 
16.
Sonata for Keyboard no 50 in D major, H 16 no 37 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Richard Lester (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1780; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
17.
Sonata for Keyboard in G major by Antonio Soler
Performer:  Richard Lester (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: 18th Century; Spain 
18.
Sonata for Keyboard no 15 in D minor by Antonio Soler
Performer:  Richard Lester (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: 18th Century; Spain 
19.
Variations (12) for Piano in C major on "Ah vous dirai-je maman", K 265 (300e) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Richard Lester (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: Vienna, Austria 

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