Toccata Prima - Il primo libro di Toccate
Canzona Prima - Il primo libro di Toccate
Ricercar Terzo - Recercari et Canzoni franzese
Canzon Quinta - Recercari et Canzoni franzese
Partite sopra l'aria della Romanesca - Il primo libro di Toccate
Toccata Ottava - Il primo libro di Toccate
Partite sopra la Folia - Il primo libro di Toccate
Toccata Decima - Il secondo libro di Toccate
Cento Partite sopra Passacagli - Il primo libro di Toccate
Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643) was one of the last representatives of the pomp of the court of Alfonso d'Este, Duke of Ferrara. He was a pupil of Luzzascho Luzzaschi, considered by the musicians of the time to be the best of organist of his day and a key figure in the Concerto delle Dame, which was famed all over Italy for its beauty. Frescobaldi worked for a number of important figures, including cardinals, dukes and princes and, as was customary at the time, he dedicated the works he published throughout his life to them.
With the programme chosen for this record, Yoann Moulin offers us an opportunity to explore the richness and diversity of the languages with which Frescobaldi experimented throughout his work.
Yoann Moulin plays an Italian harpsichord made by Philippe Humeau in 2012, and a virginal made by Jean-François Brun, a copy of an anonymous Italian instrument from 1626.
The works by Frescobaldi played on this record are taken from three collections: Il Primo Libro di Toc-cate, Recercari e Canzoni Franzese, Il Secondo Libro di Toccate.