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Donald Macleod and Christopher Stembridge focus on Frescobaldi's music for organ, including his masterpiece Fiori musicali.

Donald Macleod is joined by scholar and performer Christopher Stembridge to explore the life and work of Girolamo Frescobaldi and they focus on his music for organ, with several instruments from Frescobaldi's era.

Featuring the musical compendium regarded by many as his masterpiece, Fiori musicali - Musical Flowers - of which Bach had a copy.

Frescobaldi: Canzon dopo la Pistola (Missa Della Madonna - Fiori Musicali)
Rinaldo Alessandrini (organ by Gian Giacomo Antegnati, 1554, in the church of S Maurizio, Monastero Maggiore, Milan)
Astree E 8714, CD 2 Tr 19

Frescobaldi: Variations on Detto balletto (Il secondo libro di toccate)
Christopher Stembridge (organ of San Petronio Bologna, by Baldassarre Malamini, 1596)
From the BBC Radio 3 programme Music for the Iron Voice, broadcast on 12 June 1985

Frescobaldi: Kyrie verses (Missa degli Apostoli - Fiori Musicali)
Rinaldo Alessandrini (organ)
Schola gregorienne:
Pietro Spagnoli, Roberto Abbondanza, Josep Cabre
Astree E 8714, CD 1 Trs 24-33

Frescobaldi: Missa della Madonna - Fiori Musicali (excerpts)
Lorenzo Ghielmi (organ by Gian Giacomo Antegnati, 1554, in the church of S Maurizio, Monastero Maggiore, Milan)
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 05472 77345 2, Trs 6, 10, 11, 8

Frescobaldi: Maddalena alla Croce (sonetto spirituale) - Primo libro d'arie musicali
Gloria Banditelli (mezzo-soprano)
Mara Galassi (arpa tripla)
Andrea Damiani (theorbo, lute, guitar)
Concerto Italiano
Rinaldo Alessandrini (director)
Opus 111 OPS 30-105, Tr 6

Music 6: Frescobaldi: Toccata terza: alla Levatione (Il secondo libro di toccate)
Ton Koopman (organ of Basilica di San Bernardino by L'Aquila)
Erato 4509-96544-2, Tr 16

Frescobaldi: Toccata quinta (Il secondo libro di toccate)
Ton Koopman (organ of Basilica di San Bernardino, L'Aquila, by Bernardino Mosca)
Erato 4509-96544-2, Tr 2

Frescobaldi: Bergamasca (Fiori Musicali)
Christopher Stembridge (organ of Palazzo Pubblico, Siena, by Giovanni Piffero, 1519)
From the BBC Radio 3 programme Music for the Iron Voice, broadcast on 12 June 1985.

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