Michelangelo Rossi - Music for Organ and Harpsichord | Brilliant Classics 94966BR

Michelangelo Rossi - Music for Organ and Harpsichord


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Label: Brilliant Classics

Cat No: 94966BR

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 20th April 2015



Riccardo Castagnetti (organ, harpsichord)


Rossi, Michelangelo

Toccate e correnti d'involatura d'organo e cimbalo


Riccardo Castagnetti (organ, harpsichord)


Michelangelo Rossi lived from 1601 to 1656, and during his life held several important posts as court composer and musician (Rome, Modena).

Rossiís 'Toccate e correnti díintavolaturadíorgano e cimbalo' is his only published work, an important opus in the Italian keyboard tradition of Frescobaldi and others. In his work Rossi was influenced by the great madrigal composers Sigismondo díIndia and notably Gesualdo. The latterís style may be traced in Rossiís unexpected harmonic turns, expressive chromatism and abrupt changes of texture and mood.

Riccardo Castagnetti, a noted scholar and musician, plays on the 1565 Antegnati organ of the Basilica of Santa Barbara in Mantua, and on a Vanini harpsichord, a copy after a Grimaldi of 1697.

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