Girolamo Frescobaldi

Toccate, Partite, Capricci
and other works for harpsichord

Louis Bagger, harpsichord

Recorded in the showroom of Hubbard Harpsichords, Waltham, MA, July 1991.

Recording Engineer: Ralph Dopmeyer
Digital Editor: Flynn Warmington
Mastering: E. Brad Meyer, Point One Audio, Lincoln, Massachusetts
Design and Typeography: Design by Jack, Inc.
Total playing time: 77:17

Frescobaldi's Toccate, Partite, Capricci and other works for harpsichord

This recording presents eight of the toccatas, four each from collections printed in Frescobaldi's "first maturity" (1615), and "full maturity" (1624). Dr. Anthony Newcomb points our that the toccatas received "the place of honour" at the head of these publications and "are Frescobaldi's most personal creation; they are among the finest products of the intensity of feeling and freedom of fantasy that were the glories of the early Baroque era in Rome."

Louis Bagger also presents five of the large-scale, four-voiced imitative works, five dance-based pieces, and a keyboard elaboration of a famous madrigal.


About the Performer


Mr. Bagger is widely recognised as a recitalist and chamber musician. He has presented recitals in Boston, New York, and Washington and has performed on concert tours at colleges and universities across the United States. He has also appeared at the Aston Magna Festival, the Gulbankian Festival in Portugal, and as a guest artist with the Waverly Consort, the Boston Camerata, the Cambridge Society for Early Music, and, on a European tour, with the Baroque Trio.

A member of the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music, Mr. Bagger has served on the faculties of Brandeis and Harvard Universities, as an artist-in-residence at the University of California at Davis, and on the summer staff of the Eastman School of Music.




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