Froberger - 23 Suites for Harpsichord, Tombeau, Lamentation | Naxos 857349394

Froberger - 23 Suites for Harpsichord, Tombeau, Lamentation

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 857349394

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 9th September 2016

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Froberger was the most famous keyboard virtuoso of the mid-seventeenth century. This recording of his elegant, colourful and intricately expressive dance music in the French lute style, arranged here in chronological order, is the first to employ all available sources in a new edition by Glen Wilson. An online essay accessible at www.naxos.com/notes/573493.htm explores in depth his views of the many problems of performance practice, and explains the famous programmatic pieces, which shed light on events in Frobergerís life, including a near-drowning of a travelling companion in the Rhine.

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