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Frescobaldi. Ricercari

Artist: Liuwe Tamminga

Composer: Girolamo Frescobaldi


SKU PAS966 - EAN 5425004849663 Category

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Liuwe Tamminga is considered one of the major specialists of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Italian repertoires for organ. He is the organist of the historic organs at the Basilica of San Petronio in Bologna together with Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini, where he plays the magnificent instruments by Lorenzo da Prato (1471-75) and Baldassarre Malamini (1596). He made numerous recordings, many of which received international awards (‘Diapason d’Or’, Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik,Goldberg 5 stars a.o.).

Liuwe Tamminga’s recording appropriately opens with the Toccata sesta preserved in the Giordano I manuscript in Turin, and concludes festively with a bell-ringing piece (a pezzo in organo), performed by the campanari (bell-ringers) of the Ferrara Duomo on the four ancient bells – the grossa and the mezzanella dating from 1492, the piccola from 1578 and the mezzana from 1584, tuned as B-A-G-D, referring to a’=465Hz – of the bell tower of the San Petronio Basilica.