Artist: Lorenzo Ghielmi
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Till recently Lorenzo Ghielmi has made solo recordings with Passacaille mainly as an organist. However, as a performer he is continuing the tradition of the 18th century where musicians were masters on all keyboard instruments that were then available. This new recording onPassacaille presents him as a harpsichord player with some of the most interesting parts of the keyboard literature by Johann Sebastian Bach.
The French Suites were composed in the years 1722-1725. Bach actually knew the music of François Couperin, Louis Marchand and Nicolas De Grigny but the true model should probably be sought among the many suites of the German masters admired by the young Bach: Johann Jakob Froberger, Dietrich Buxtehude and Georg Böhm. The Italian Concerto was published in 1735 as a part of the Clavier-Übung.
Confronting the two musical styles, French and Italian, in one recording, shows that the great Bach made a perfect synthesis of the best of both worlds in these masterpieces.
Booklet: EN, FR, DE, IT