Bought in October 2016.
CD 3 from 16.
Recording dates: October 2015.
Recording venue: Basilica Della Santissima Annunziata, Florence, Italy.
Recording engineer: Alessandro Simonetto.
Running time: 66:33.
Classical relevance: Essential.
Libro Quarto 1656.
Domenica Di Lorenzo da Lucca organ. (1521) Basilica della Santissima Annunziato, Florence.
The third disc does not disappoint. First of all the organ from 1521 is a wonderful instrument, intimate, and clear as a bell. Stella is a bit faster overall in his tempi, and also more agility in his movements, less contemplative and more forward in what he has to say. But whatever his expression it's never less than excellent. A musician with his background is almost always a guarantee that you are confronted with the best abilities the organist has to offer. Stella has a reputation for researching a composer thoroughly, and my feeling is that he did so in depth with Froberger. The E minor Toccata da sonarsi alla Levatione is an example to go by, thoughtful and deeply felt, you get a very authentic sound that makes you feel that it is exactly as the composer meant it to be. No greater compliment possible methinks. The Toccata in A minor clinched the deal for me, this is Froberger as I like to hear it. Never overbearing in its expression and never wanting in musicality, always into creative solutions, and never stepping out of these boundaries. Consistent and therefore magnificent. The recording is good.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
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