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Johann Jakob Froberger (baptized 19 May 1616 – 7 May 1667) was a German Baroque composer, keyboard virtuoso, and organist. Among the most famous composers of the era, he was influential in developing the musical form of the suite of dances in his keyboard works. His harpsichord pieces are highly idiomatic and programmatic.

Only two of Froberger's many compositions were published during his lifetime. Froberger forbade publication of his manuscripts, restricting access to his noble patrons and friends, particularly the Württembergs and Habsburgs who had the power to enforce these restrictions. After his death the manuscripts went to his patroness Sibylla, Duchess of Württtemberg (1620–1707) and the music library of the Württemberg family estate.

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Discography

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1977 Musik im Italienischen Stil Johann Jakob Froberger; Colin Tilney 1
1990 German Harpsichord Music J. J. Froberger, J. S. Bach, J. K. F. Fischer, C. PH. E. Bach; Alfred Gross 2
1990 Œuvres d'Orgue Johann Jakob Froberger 1
1995 Works for Harpsichord Froberger, Bull; Gustav Leonhardt 1
1997 Diverse curiose Partite per Cembalo (feat harpsichord: Enrico Baiano) Johann Jakob Froberger 1
2000 Froberger ou l'intranquilité Johann Jakob Froberger 1
2012 Meditations and Fantasias: Keyboard Works Johann Jacob Froberger 1
Concert à la cour des Habsbourg Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Johann Jakob Froberger, Johann Heinrich Schmelzer, Johann Jakob Walther; Ensemble Stravaganza 1
Suites & Toccatas (C. Rousset) Johann Jakob Froberger 1
Toccatas and Partitas (harpsichord: Sergio Vartolo) Johann Jakob Froberger 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Œuvres pour clavecin Johann Jakob Froberger 1

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