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Froberger: ou l'intranquillité

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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Ste II: Allemande
  2. Ste II: Sarabande
  3. Capriccio VI
  4. Ste XIX: Allemande
  5. Ste XIX: Gigue
  6. Ste XIX: Courante
  7. Ste XIX: Sarabande
  8. Toccata XVI
  9. Fant I
  10. Ste XIV: Lamentation
  11. Ste XIV: Gigue
  12. Ste XIV: Courante
  13. Ste XIV: Sarabande
  14. Canzon II
  15. Ste I: Allemande


Product Details

  • Performer: Blandine Verlet
  • Composer: Johann Jakob Froberger
  • Audio CD (November 14, 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Astrée
  • ASIN: B0000516VP
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,866,654 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Jurgen Lawrenz on May 10, 2013
Format: Audio CD
This is what Harry Halbreich, the French music writer, called Froberger. A ready temptation when you consider the incredibly rich decorative dressing of Chopin's music, which is nonetheless structural and hence integral, so that "decoration" is actually the wrong word!
Johann Jakob Froberger was a German organist who studied with Frescobaldi in Rome, travelled to England and eventually settled in Paris among the clavecinistes who were endeavouring to rival the fashionable lutenists of the salons. The heart of this music is not, however, a precursor of romanticism, as Halbreich over-enthusiastically assumed. It was the characteristic brand of French rhetoric, which we also encounter in the music of the lutenists (e.g. Blancherocher), the tragedy, ballet and opera. The "decorations" are integrated because they reflect the flowing breath of emotions that are elongated beyond the words (in spoken and sung drama) and beyond the thematic kernels in music - what was then called "the affects". Every theme is embroidered this way with rich floriations; it is unimaginable for it not to be, so that "themes" is almost the wrong word too!
The outcome was a short-lived, but utterly magnificent epoch of exploratory effort on these instruments. Especially noteworthy in this context are some of the Preludes which are notated without staves and tempo indications, leaving the player to improvise on just the bare notes. Louis Couperin was one of Froberger's pupils at this time, and from the music he left behind, the appellation "le grand" in truth belong to him, not his grand nephew.
Verlet does a splendid job with these Preludes (with her improvisations), as indeed with all of the pieces recorded here.
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Froberger: ou l'intranquillité is a 2000 Naive recording starring Blandine Verlet on the harpsichord. Having never heard Froberger before, this was a very nice suprise indeed. I absolutely loved it. A brilliant performance also by Blandine Verlet. Highly recommended indeed. 5/5.
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