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Introduction & Toccata
Gerolamo Frescobaldi

1583-1643


Student of Luzzaschi, teacher of Froberger, and possibly Kerll, Frescobaldi became organist at Rome's Accademia di Santa Cecilia in 1604 . Following a trip to Brussels (1607-1608) Frescobaldi became organist at St. Peter's, Rome, where he served until his death except for six years in the court of Florence (1628- 1634). Frescobaldi is remembered mainly as a composer of works for harpsichord and organ: toccatas, capriccios, ricercars, fantasias, canzonas. Though not truly a contemporary of J. S. Bach, Frescobaldi (who died 42 years before Bach's birth) was identified by Carl Philipp Emanuel as a composer whose works his father had admired. A copy of Frescobaldi's "Fiori musicali" acquired by Bach in 1714 was lost during World War II. source: http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~tas3/frescobaldi.html






performed on the original Reuter opus #822 console & pipe organ, August 8, 2005
The original 822's blower was in use at this time.



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