Playing time: 67'
Recording date: January 1989
Instruments: Harpsichord, anonymous Italian (c.1700)
This recording includes several of Frescobaldi's variation sets, as well as toccatas & dance forms. The Cento Partite (a hundred+ variations) on the passacagli figure is especially impressive, and is accompanied here by tracks #9 & #11 which were subsequently omitted from the final edition of the Second Book of Toccatas presumably in deference.
Beyond the alternate keyboard selections given in the Leonhardt citation, Frescobaldi also wrote music for ensembles. A couple of recordings of secular vocal music:
And a recording of sacred music, surviving only in a fragmentary collection:
In addition, Frescobaldi spent a great deal of effort refining his collection of instrumental ensemble music. A fine recording:
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