Frescobaldi - Toccate e partite d段ntavolatura di cimbalo, Libro 1 | Aparte AP202

Frescobaldi - Toccate e partite d段ntavolatura di cimbalo, Libro 1


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Label: Aparte

Cat No: AP202

Barcode: 5051083143417

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 29th March 2019



Frescobaldi brilliantly combines improvisation and architecture. These qualities resonate with the discography of harpsichordist Christophe Rousset, whose choice of repertoire and interpretation are adventurous and serious at the same time. Frescobaldi痴 counterpoint goes along with the finest art of singing, inherited from the Italian madrigal and the flexibility of his language highlights the virtuosity of his compositions.

Christophe Rousset recorded toccate and partite on a beautiful and original harpsichord of the late 16th century. Its sound faithfully testifies for the significant place of this First Book of harpsichord pieces in the nascent modernity of Frescobaldi. If the modal harmonies are still old-fashioned, the free beat and subtle melodies make it an indisputable baroque master, admired from Italy to France and Germany: Bach is said to have had a copy of his Fiori musicali.

This new disc by Christophe Rousset reveals the first treasures composed specifically for the harpsichord. Its repertoire was served from the beginning by musicians whose expressive boldness recalls in a musical way Caravaggio痴 chiaroscuro.

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