Ferdinando Richardson - Complete Works for Harpsichord | Naxos 8572997

Ferdinando Richardson - Complete Works for Harpsichord


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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8572997

Barcode: 0747313299775

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 31st March 2014



Ferdinando Richardson was a remarkable figure in the history of English music. As Groom of the Privy Chamber he held one of the most prestigious political offices at the court of Elizabeth I and is thought to have overseen the compilation of the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book.

The outstanding virtuosity of his few surviving works suggests not only that he himself was a supremely accomplished performer but that his music embodies the best qualities of his probable teachers, Thomas Tallis and John Bull.

This recording concludes with a fascinating selection of rare works by his contemporaries.

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