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150 Years Italian Music Box set

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Audio CD, Box set, September 9, 1997
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Tenore del passo e mezo con sei mutanze, for harpsichord
  2. Pass'e mezzo Moderno, for harpsichord
  3. Gagliarda prima, for harpsichord
  4. Seconde Stravaganze, for harpsichord
  5. Gagliarda seconda, for harpsichord
  6. Partite sopra Fidele
  7. Partite sopra Rugiero, for harpsichord
  8. Balli d'Arpicordo, for harpsichord, Ballo alla polacha con il suo saltrello
  9. Ballo ongaro con il suo balletto, for harpsichord
  10. Balli d'Arpicordo, for harpsichord, Ballo ditto il Picchi
  11. Sonata quinta, for harpsichord
  12. Work(s): [Unspecified] Toccata for keyboard (Brit. Mus ms. 36,661)
  13. Gagliarda, for harpsichord
  14. Partite sopra Fidele, for harpsichord
  15. Capriccio cromatico
  16. Toccata del secondo tono
  17. Toccata No. 7 in D minor (Toccate e correnti d'intavolatura d'organo e cimbalo (1657))
  18. Toccata prima, for harpsichord
  19. Canzon francese terza, for harpsichord
  20. Corrente prima, for harpsichord
  21. Corrente seconda, for harpsichord
  22. Toccata e canzon, for harpsichord
  23. Corrente terza, for harpsichord
  24. Toccata for keyboard in A
  25. Toccata for harpsichord in G minor

Disc: 2

  1. Toccata del decimo tono, for organ
  2. Pass'e mezzo antico in cinque modi variati, for organ
  3. Canzon ariosa, for organ
  4. Toccata for organ No. 2 in tone 1 (Toccate d'intavolatura d'organo, Book 1)
  5. Toccata del Quarto Tono for organ
  6. Ricercare del 7 e 8 tono for organ
  7. Consonanze stravaganti, for organ
  8. Work(s): [Unspecified] Toccata for keyboard (Corpus of Early Keyboard Music, American Institute of Musicolog
  9. Durezze, for organ
  10. Work(s): [Unspecified] Toccata for keyboard (Corpus of Early Keyboard Music, American Institute of Musicolog
  11. Toccata Seconda, for keyboard or ensemble
  12. Conzonanze Stravaganti, for keyboard or ensemble
  13. Work(s): [Unspecified] Fantasia for keyboard (Paris BibliothÃ..que National, rés. Vm7 675-Ms. Braun)
  14. Work(s): [Unspecified] Capriccio for keyboard (Paris Bibliothèque National, rés. Vm7 675-Ms. Braun)
  15. Work(s): [Unspecified] Canzona for keyboard (Berlin Staatsbibliothek)
  16. Toccata seconda del nono tuono naturale
  17. Canzon francese No. 1 (del settimo tuono naturale)
  18. Toccata per l'Elevazione
  19. Toccata for keyboard (from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book)
  20. Pastorale (Selva di varie compositioni per cimbalo ed organo)

Disc: 3

  1. Pastorale for keyboard in G major
  2. Benedictus et elevatio simul
  3. Aria di Fiorenza
  4. Selva di varie compositione: [Unspecified] Ricercare
  5. Work(s): [Unspecified] Canzona for keyboard (Berlin Staatsbibliothek)
  6. Cromatica
  7. Canzoni alla Francese, No.6, detta la Pesenti
  8. Toccata de Passagagli
  9. Pass Ã.. mezzo, for harpsichord
  10. Toccata No. 1 for keyboard
  11. Sonata cromatica
  12. Work(s): [Unspecified] Capriccio for keyboard (Ravenna, Biblioteca Comunale Calssense, Ms.545)
  13. Work(s): [Unspecified] Canzona for keyboard (Brit. Mus. Ms.Add.36,661)
  14. Ricercare Quatro
  15. Battaglia, for organ, Op. 25

Product Details

  • Performer: Rinaldo Alessandrini
  • Composer: Antonio Valente, Marco Facoli, Giovanni de Macque, Ascanio Mayone, Giovanni Maria Trabaci, et al.
  • Audio CD (September 9, 1997)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Alliance
  • ASIN: B000005W2H
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,138,263 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Each cd begins with a renaissence masters work: the first Antonio Valente, second Andrea Gabrieli, and the 3rd Ercole Pasquini.they are but resently studied with which we can determine another efflorescence of keyboard music than baroque ages but pitifully only scarce music from it survived. These compsitions presented here thought were of marginal fame at the time and even now, but exhibit adorable sophisticated taste of 16-17th century Italy, the father European Baroque art, they are brilliant with artful counterpoints and powerful flows of virtuosity, sometimes reeling with sensational poignancy such as a piece in cd3 by Gregorio Strozzi and the following piece by Giovani Picchi which evoke my imagination of melancholy and elaborate Shakespearean scenes.

It is a scrupulous survey of splattered jewels around the forgotten corners, presenting forgotten secret music in a light of informed rediscovery. I hope Mr Alessandrini present more repertoir of renaissence keyboard music. Listening to music from this set, I feel why Italian baroque music held the highest esteem by later generations of composers and so does now, and to what a fantastic realm of harmony of soul and nature I become awake.

By the way Italian music is for italians to play. Alessandrini strongly substantiates it! for my fellow italian keyboard art lovers i recommand Pasquini s recording by Mr Alessandrini: you will see why italian music is for italians.Musicus caelestis!

My favourite pieces:

CD1: 1st, 3rd, 9th, 19-25th
CD2: 1-5th, 15th, 18th.
CD3: 3rd, 8-9th, 14-15th.
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