He occupies a far larger place in concert programmes than in musicological writings, where he rarely receives more than brief mention as the foremost pupil and epigone of Frescobaldi
. Thus, an entire monograph on him--the first in any language, I believe--can only be welcomed.
Jean-Philippe Rameau, Francois Couperin, Louis Couperin, Jacques Duphly, Jacques Chambonnieres, and Girolamo Frescobaldi
are included, but only with listings of published editions; there is no description of any of their individual keyboard pieces.
A reception will follow, featuring wine-tasting of "Frescobaldi
wine." Free admission; donations accepted to benefit the Music Outreach Ministry.
There is no word at press time on the future of Opus One, Mondavi's joint venture with Domaines Barons de Rothschild, and the Tenuta dell' Ornellaia venture in Italy, with the Frescobaldi
Better by far is the Nippozano 1998 by Frescobaldi
(pounds 8.99) which had been impressive at a previous tasting.
Also, for many observations consistent with much that is proposed here, see Etienne Darbellay, 'Tempo Relationships in Frescobaldi
's Primo Libro di Capricci', Frescobaldi
Samarotto first takes a historical perspective, noting other works titled Caprice or Capriccio with which Brahms would likely have been familiar, and outlining similarities among them, in particular the frequent metrical changes found in Frescobaldi
's 1624 Capricci (p.
Cellist Ron Leonard will perform music by Johannes Brahms, Girolamo Frescobaldi
and Franz Schubert with pianist Victor Steinhardt and the Oregon String Quartet in a Faculty Artist Series recital at 8 p.m.
Tuscan producer Marchesi de'Frescobaldi
has bought a 300-acre estate on the West Coast of Tuscany called Vigneti di Nugola.
Meanwhile, Ex Cathedra will launch its 2001-2 concert season with a Lalande programme at The Oratory on October 6, returning there in January with music from Rome, featuring Monteverdi, Palestrina, Frescobaldi
and others, and in a little under a year's time to end the season with Mozart.
's 1635 publication, containing toccatas and versets intended for use at Mass and Vespers as well as a handful of `free' pieces, stands as one of the seminal keyboard works of its period.
VII was actually a plainsong setting composed by Frescobaldi
and published before Blow was born.(4) Only the ornamentation is perhaps Blow's.