Program : Il primo libro di Toccate : Toccata Prima, Canzona Prima, Partite sopra l'aria della Romanesca, Toccata Ottava, Partite sopra la Folia, Cento Partite sopra Passacagli Recercari / Canzoni franzese : Recercar Terzo, Canzon Quinta / Il secondo libro di Toccate : Toccata Decima
Il primo libro di Toccate
Recercari et Canzoni franzese
Press round-up :
"The playing is sensitive and thoughtful, giving Frescobaldi his full status as a master – a disc for a quiet and pensive evening rather than a rabble-rouser." David Hansell - Early Music Review
According to Antonio Libanori, Girolamo Frescobaldi drew an audience of more than thirty thousand people when he made his first appearance as the organist of the Capella Giulia at Saint Peter’s basilica in Rome. Although this tale may be an exaggeration, it reveals this composer and keyboard virtuoso’s extraordinary fame in his own time. Throughout this programme, Yoann Moulin offers you an opportunity to explore the richness and diversity of the languages with which Frescobaldi experimented throughout his work.