A Musical Journey Around Europe | Nimbus NI5939

A Musical Journey Around Europe

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Label: Nimbus

Cat No: NI5939

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 17th June 2016

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Richard Lester has been at the centre of early keyboard music for fifty years. This present programme takes the listener on a tour of keyboard works from a number of great European composers from Italy, Spain, France and Austria spanning the mid-sixteenth to the late-nineteenth centuries. Richard Lester's large discography for Nimbus Records also includes the complete keyboard sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti, the majority of Girolamo Frescobaldi’s keyboard works on original instruments, organ masses by Girolamo Cavaonni, Andrea Gabrieli and Claudio Merulo, sonatas by Carlos Seixas, Antonio Soler, Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. He has also compiled and edited an edition of Italian Renaissance keyboard works which includes a DVD on early fingering and ornamentation plus a CD demonstrating works by composers associated with St Mark’s in Venice: also published and available from Nimbus (NMP1015, NI5931).

Richard Lester has been at the centre of early keyboard music for fifty years. This present programme takes the listener on a tour of keyboard works from a number of great European composers from Italy, Spain, France and Austria spanning the mid-sixteenth to the late-nineteenth centuries. Richard Lester's large discography for Nimbus Records also includes the complete keyboard sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti, the majority of Girolamo Frescobaldi’s keyboard works on original instruments, organ masses by Girolamo Cavaonni, Andrea Gabrieli and Claudio Merulo, sonatas by Carlos Seixas, Antonio Soler, Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. He has also compiled and edited an edition of Italian Renaissance keyboard works which includes a DVD on early fingering and ornamentation plus a CD demonstrating works by composers associated with St Mark’s in Venice: also published and available from Nimbus (NMP1015, NI5931).

Track listing:
1. Luzzaschi, Luzzasco (c.1545-1607) - Toccata del Quarto Tuono
2-3. Frescobaldi, Girolamo (1583-1643)* - Canzona III; Canzona I
4. Merulo, Claudio (1533-1604) - Toccata Prima Primo Tuono
5. Sweelinck, Jan Pieterzoon (1562-1621) - Variations on ‘Mein junges Leben hat ein End’
6. Froberger, Jacob Johann (1614-1667) - Toccata III
7. Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750) - Toccata in D major, BWV 912
8-9. Couperin, Louis (c.1626-1661) - La Piémontoise; Passacaille in C
10-11. Couperin, François (1688-1733) - Soeur Monique; Les Barricades Mystérieuses
12. Handel, George Frideric (1685-1759) - Air and Variations (Harmonious Blacksmith)
13. Scarlatti, Domenico (1685-1757) - Sonata in G major, K146
14. Seixas, Carlos (1704-1742) - Sonata No.25 in G minor
15. Paradies, Domenico (1707-1791) - Toccata in A major
16-18. Haydn, Joseph (1732-1809) - Sonata in D major. Hob.XVI:37
19-20. Soler, Padre Antonio (1729-1783) - Sonata in G, R45; Sonata in D, R15
21. Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791) - Variations on ‘Ah vous dirai-je, Maman’, K265

* with Elizabeth Lester (Renaissance recorder)

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