A Musical Journey with Monsieur Froberger
The German composer, Johann Jakob Froberger, occupies a special position among 17th century keyboard composers, having been privileged to become familiar with the Italian and French music of his own time.
Born in Stuttgart in 1616 as the son of the court Kapellmeister, he gained a position at the Viennese court when he was twenty-one. He undertook two substantial journeys to Rome, where he came into contact with the music of Girolamo Frescobaldi. In his Musurgia Universalis, the jesuit Athanasius Kircher explains the stylus phantasticus and mentions Frescobaldi, Froberger and Kapsberger as the most prominent representatives of this style.
In 1652 Froberger visited Paris, where he came into contact with Louis Couperin and Denis Gaultier and became familiar with the style brisé of the French lutenists. For the lutenenist Blancrocher, who died in 1652, Louis Couperin, Forberger and François Dufaut wrote tombeau-pieces. Louis Couperin shows his respect for Froberger in his Prélude à la manière de Mr Froberger.
The harpsichord works of Froberger had great influence on a younger generation of German composers as Buxtehude and Pachelbel, and were also known to Johann Sebastian Bach.
Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)
Partite sopra l’Aria la Follia
Johann Jakob Froberger (1616-1667)
Canzona prima: Sopra Ut Re Mi Fa Sol La
Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger (c. 1580-1651)
Johannes Hieronymus Kapsberger
Kapsberger - Colascione - Canario
Suite en la de differents auteurs:
Louis Couperin (c. 1626-1661): Prélude à la manière de Mr Froberger
Denis Gaultier (1603-1672): Les Echos
Ennemond Gaultier (1575-1651): Courante “Les Larmes de Boesset”
Louis Couperin : Menuet de Poitou et Double
Louis Couperin: La Piémontoise
Johann Jakob Froberger
Lamento sopra la dolorosa perdita della Real M.sta di Ferdinando IV
François Dufaut (c. 1604-c.1682)
Tombeau de Blanrocher
Jacques Champion de Chambonnières (1601-1672)
Chaconne en fa majeur
Kaé Hatano - Harpsichord
André Henrich - Theorbo & Lute