Italian music from Frescobaldi to Vivaldi - Organ: Silvano Rodi - Violin: Flavio Losco Viola da gamba: Étienne Mangot.
A great master of the harpsichord and organ in Italy, Frescobaldi is one of the most important figures of the early Italian Baroque age and his fame extended to the con ns of Europe. Frescobaldi revolutionizes neither musical forms nor instrumental technique. It is his style, his construction and his syntax that are different. Scholarly, audacious and modern music, thanks to the "durezze" and "ligature" in a measured freedom. Modal and tonal ambiguity, harmonic freedom and subtlety. Forerunner of the stylus phantasticus, Frescobaldi has thus had a special influence on 17th century music, relying on the expressive richness of his music through bold chromatic progressions and the harmonic strangeness of his surprising dissonances. His skillful use of variation has also counted a lot in the evolution of baroque music. With his Fiori Musicali, this great composer has had a considerable influence on the art of the great Johann Sebastian Bach. His legacy has far exceeded the borders of Italy and his time.
Works by G. Frescobaldi, B.Pasquini, S. Rossi.
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