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Girolamo Alessandro Frescobaldi (Italian: [dʒiˌɾɔːlamo fɾeskoˈbaldi]; also Gerolamo, Girolimo, and Geronimo Alissandro; September, 1583 – March 1, 1643) was a musician from Ferrara, one of the most important composers of keyboard music in the late Renaissance and early Baroque periods. A child prodigy, Frescobaldi studied under Luzzasco Luzzaschi in Ferrara, but was influenced by a large number of composers, including Ascanio Mayone, Giovanni Maria Trabaci, and Claudio Merulo. Girolamo Frescobaldi was appointed “organist” of St. Peter's Basilica, a focal point of power for the Capella Giulia (a musical organisation) from July 21, 1608 until 1628 and again from 1634 until his death.

Frescobaldi's printed collections contain some of the most influential music of the 17th century. His work influenced Johann Jakob Froberger, Johann Sebastian Bach, Henry Purcell, and countless other major composers. Pieces from his celebrated collection of liturgical organ music, Fiori musicali (1635), were used as models of strict counterpoint as late as the 19th century.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1962 Бах: Французская сюита / Фрескобальди: Пассакалия / Партита / Две фуги И.С. Бах, Д. Фрескобальди; Андрей Волконский 4 1
1987 Keyboard Works (harpsichord: Robert Woolley) Girolamo Frescobaldi 1
1989 Toccatas & Danses Frescobaldi; Scott Ross 2
1990 Il primo libro di Capricci (harpsichord & organ: Gustave Leonhardt, baritone: Harry Van Der Kamp) Girolamo Frescobaldi 1
1991 Harpsichord Works (Gustav Leonhardt) Girolamo Frescobaldi 1
1993 Canzoni & Partite (Ensemble Fitzwilliam) Girolamo Frescobaldi 1
1994 Arie Musicali (versione integrale) Girolamo Frescobaldi; Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini 1
1995 Toccate (Libro II) / Aria Detta "La Frescobalda" (harpsichord & organ: Lorenzo Ghielmi) Girolamo Frescobaldi 1
1997 Opere vocali e strumentali (La Risonanza feat. conductor, organ & harpsichord: Fabio Bonizzoni, mezzo-soprano: Gloria Banditelli) Girolamo Frescobaldi 1
2002 Keyboard Music: Fantasie Book 1 / Ricercari / Canzoni Francesi (keyboard: Sergio Vartolo) Girolamo Frescobaldi 1
2002 Fiori Musicali (organ: Rinaldo Alessandrini) Girolamo Frescobaldi 1
2002 Frescobaldi / Louis Couperin Girolamo Frescobaldi, Louis Couperin; Gustav Leonhardt 1
2007 Early Italian Cello Music: Gabrielli: Complete Works for Violoncello / Frescobaldi: three Canzonas / works by Rognoni and Selma-y-Salaverde Domenico Gabrielli; Girolamo Frescobaldi, Francesco Rognoni, Bartolomé de Selma y Salaverde; Richard Tunnicliffe, James Johnstone, Paula Chateauneuf, Sebastian Comberti 2
2007 Il primo libro di Capricci (harpsichord & organ: Jean-Marc Aymes, baritone: Stéphan McLeod) Girolamo Frescobaldi 1
2009 Frescobaldi Edition, Volume 4: Fiori Musicali - Three Organ Masses Frescobaldi; Roberto Loreggian, Schola Gregoriana 'Scriptoria', Dom Nicola M. Bellinazzo 1
2011 Complete Edition Frescobaldi 1
Works for Organ, played by Liuwe Taminga Girolamo Frescobaldi 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2010 Opera omnia a stampa per tastiera (Francesco Tasini, Roberto Loreggian, Sergio Vartolo) Compilation Girolamo Frescobaldi 12

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