Friday, November 11, 2016

Froberger, Johann Jacob. (1616-1667) Complete Music for Harpsichord and Organ. Partitas from secondary sources (II)

New acquisition.
Bought in October 2016.
First listen: 11-11-2016.
Label: Brilliant.
CD 7 from 16.
Recording dates: March 2016.
Recording venue: Saletta Acustica "Eric James"Pove del Grappa, Vicenza, Italy.
Recording engineer: Alessandro Simonetto.
Running time: 64:00.
Classical relevance: Essential.

Works performed:
Partitas in G minor/C minor/ in D/in F/& in E minor.

Performed by:
Simone Stella.
Harpsichord by William Horn, after Ioannes Ruckers 1638.

In this case I will not repeat myself in praising this recording. My previous reviews of the first 6 volumes are testament of that. The sound is most excellent and all the partitas are played on the Harpsichord. Remember Stella is in a contemplative mood, and takes his time. If you like a fast and furious Froberger, this is not for you. It's not grand and flashy, but inward playing, with great results on the outside, and your ears.

Baroque Bass Cantatas from the Mügeln Archive.

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