Girolamo Frescobaldi Music Recordings

  • Born
    September 1583
  • Died
    1st March 1643
  • Birthplace
    Ferrara, Italy

Girolamo Alessandro Frescobaldi (also Gerolamo, Girolimo, and Geronimo Alissandro) 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.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
Toccate e partite d'intavolatura, Book 2 Books Harpsichord
Canzon Prima Canzona Open Instrumentation
Canzon quarta, F 8.05c Canzona Open Instrumentation
Canzoni, Book I Canzona Open Instrumentation
Capriccio pastorale, F 2.35 Caprice Organ
Bergamasca, F 12.46 Piece Harpsichord
Recercar secondo Ricercar Harpsichord
Toccata terza, F 2.03 Toccata Harpsichord