Girolamo Frescobaldi
Girolamo Frescobaldi
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Partite sopra l'Aria della Romanesca: Partite sopra l'Aria della Romanesca
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Toccata Decima: Toccata Decima
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Toccata Ottava: Toccata Ottava
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Toccata Nona: Toccata Nona
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Toccata Prima: Toccata Prima

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Girolamo Frescobaldi

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An Italian organist and composer primarily of keyboard music and some sacred and secular vocal music who is said to have had a beautiful singing voice and been an accomplished lute and organ player. Frescobaldi's keyboard pieces transformed the toccata into a much more dramatic form and were used as instrumental breaks during the mass (for instance, when the host was elevated). He introduced the variation technique into the canzone, brilliant chromatic counterpoint in the fugal ... Read more

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