Girolamo Frescobaldi

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... read moreGirolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643) was an Italian composer and church musician of the late Renaissance and early Baroque periods. A skilled organist and master of counterpoint, Frescobaldi published several sets of ricercars, canzonas, toccatas, capriccios, and other works that demonstrated his...

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La Frescobalda
Girolamo Frescobaldi
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Toccata
Girolamo Frescobaldi
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Canzona Seconda Detta La Bernadina (Frescobaldi)-Jfa
Girolamo Frescobaldi
3:11
Aria Di Passacaglia - Cosi Mi Disprezzate
Girolamo Frescobaldi
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Canzona Terza Detta La Lucchesina (Frescobaldi)-Jfa
Girolamo Frescobaldi
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Biography

Country Of origin: Italy

An Italian organist and composer primarily of keyboard music and some sacred and secular vocal music who is said to have had a beautiful singing voice and been an accomplished lute and organ player. Frescobaldi's keyboard pieces transformed the toccata into a much more dramatic form and were used as instrumental breaks during the mass (for instance, when the host was elevated). He introduced the variation technique into the canzone, brilliant chromatic counterpoint in the fugal ricercare, and was one of the few composers whose work J. S. Bach, while learning the craft of music, copied out in full by hand. ~ Blue Gene Tyranny~ Rovi

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