Fitzwilliam Virginal Book Vol.3 | Brilliant Classics 94449BR

Fitzwilliam Virginal Book Vol.3


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Label: Brilliant Classics

Cat No: 94449BR

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 17th November 2014



The long awaited third volume of the complete recording of the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, by Pieter‐Jan Belder.

The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book is the most famous, extensive and important collection of keyboard music from the English Elizabethan and Jacobean Era. Lodged in the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, it contains more than 300 works for the virginal, by composers such as John Bull, William Byrd, Thomas Tomkins and many others.

This third volume features keyboard works by Peter Philips and J P Sweelinck, the only non‐English composer in the collection. Philips and Sweelinck knew each other, and share their skills in the variation form, transforming a melody in ever increasing complexity of ornamentation and counterpoint.

Pieter Jan Belder is one of the world’s foremost keyboard players, with an astonishing number of CDs to his name: the complete Scarlatti Sonatas, Bach keyboard works, Rameau, Soler, Duphly, Marais, CPE Bach, Corelli, Purcell, Telemann…

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