Frescobaldi: Complete Edition

Release Date: 9/27/2011
Catalog Number: BRI94111
Number of Discs: 15

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CD
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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Frescobaldi was the most influential composer for keyboard in Italy prior to Domenico Scarlatti. Bach copied out Frescobaldi’s Fiori Musicali, and he was also a strong influence on Fux and Buxtehude. His reputation has been slow to gain its rightful status over the past century or so.

This edition provides a superb opportunity to discover this neglected master of the Baroque. The project is masterminded by the harpsichordist and organist Roberto Loreggian, and previous individual volumes of the series have been well received. This is ther first ever complete edition of Frescobaldi’s music to be issued: a landmark on record, sure to be widely noticed by the musical press.

• A release of great importance: the first-time CD issue of the Complete Works of Girolamo Frescobaldi.
• The importance of Frescobaldi cannot be overrated: the Italian Renaissance master influenced a whole generation after him in the development of instrumental composition: his magnificent keyboard works are rich, virtuosic and grand in form, and have served as model for many composers after him (Froberger, J.S. Bach, Purcell, to name a few).
• The CD’s in this edition are all newly recorded, by the foremost scholar/musicians of Italy, using period instruments.
• Another spectacular “Integrale” by Brilliant Classics, a worthy successor of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Rachmaninov, and Corelli.
• Free CD-ROM included containing linernotes written by leading musicologists, and the complete texts of the vocal music.
• CD-ROM for booklet essays and sung texts.
• New recordings.
Works on This Recording
1. Toccate e partite d'intavolatura, Book 1 by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Performer: Roberto Loreggian (Harpsichord)
Conductor: Bettina Hoffmann
Orchestra/Ensemble: Modo Antiquo Ensemble
Period: Baroque
Written: 1615/1628 ; Rome, Italy
2. Il primo libro della canzoni by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Conductor: Roberto Loreggian
Orchestra/Ensemble: ConSerto Musico
Period: Baroque
Written: 1628 ; Italy
3. Messa sopra l'aria di Fiorenza by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Stagione Armonica
Period: Baroque
4. Messa sopra l'aria della Monica by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Orchestra/Ensemble: La Stagione Armonica
Period: Baroque
5. Il secondo libro de toccate, canzone...di cimbalo et organo by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Performer: Roberto Lorregian (Keyboard)
Conductor: Bettina Hoffmann
Orchestra/Ensemble: Modo Antiquo Ensemble
Period: Baroque
Written: 1627 ; Italy
6. Il primo libro de'madrigali by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Conductor: Bettina Hoffmann
Orchestra/Ensemble: Modo Antiquo Ensemble
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1608 ;
7. Primo libro d'arie musicali per cantarsi by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Conductor: Bettina Hoffmann
Orchestra/Ensemble: Modo Antiquo Ensemble
Period: Baroque
8. Il primo libro di capricci fatti sopra diversi soggetti et arie in partitura by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Performer: Roberto Lorregian (Organ), Silvia Frigato (Soprano)
Conductor: Bettina Hoffmann
Orchestra/Ensemble: Modo Antiquo Ensemble
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1626 ; Italy
9. Il primo libro di recercare by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Performer: Roberto Lorregian (Organ)
Conductor: Bettina Hoffmann
Orchestra/Ensemble: Modo Antiquo Ensemble
Period: Baroque
10. Il primo libro delle fantasie, a 4 by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Performer: Roberto Lorregian (Harpsichord)
Conductor: Bettina Hoffmann
Orchestra/Ensemble: Modo Antiquo Ensemble
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1608 ;
11. Canzoni alla francese in partitura...libro quarto, a 4 by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Performer: Roberto Lorregian (Keyboard)
Conductor: Bettina Hoffmann
Orchestra/Ensemble: Modo Antiquo Ensemble
Period: Baroque
Written: 1645 ; Italy
12. Messa sopra l'aria di Fiorenza by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Conductor: Bettina Hoffmann
Orchestra/Ensemble: Modo Antiquo Ensemble
Period: Baroque
13. Messa sopra l'aria della Monica by Girolamo Frescobaldi
Conductor: Bettina Hoffmann
Orchestra/Ensemble: Modo Antiquo Ensemble
Period: Baroque
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