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Frescobaldi. Capricci

Artist: Liuwe Tamminga

Composer: Girolamo Frescobaldi


SKU PAS975 - EAN 5425004849755 Category

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Once again Liuwe Tamminga celebrates the magnificent sound of some of the oldest surviving organs of Italy. He performs Frescobaldi on the amazing organ made by Lorenzo da Prato (1471-75) but also on the Baldassarre Malamini (1596), organ both situated in San Petronio.He also uses the organ by Giovanni Cipri (1556) in the nearby church of San Martino as well asa harpsichord by Giovanni Battista Giusti (1679).

The Capricci adhere to the set of compositional features that allow for the expression of emotions (affetti) through a more flexible treatment of the traditional counterpoint. Here,the rules could occasionally be broken or even ignored for expressive purposes; composers also encouraged rhythmic liberties (particularly tempo fluctuation) as Frescobaldi mentions in his preface to the Capricci.

Liuwe Tamminga is considered one of the major specialists of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Italian repertoires for organ. In 2008 three recordings dedicated to Fiorenzo Maschera,‘the historic organs of the Canary Islands’ and to Giacomo Puccini received the Diapason d’Or reward.

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