Toccata Music Recordings

A Tocatta is a piece for solo instrument (most of the times keyboard), usually featuring very fast, virtuosic sections. The first tocattas date from the late Reinassance, and consist of scale-driven pieces for keyboard, in which the left hand performs a very simple accompaniment. The Baroque toccata puts even more emphasis on the improvisational feel, reaching extreme levels of dexterity and extravagance, and including brief imitative sections. After the baroque period the form became less usual.

Title Composer Instrument Period Ratings
Apparatus Musico-Organisticus Georg Muffat Organ Baroque
Festival Toccata Percy Eastman Fletcher Organ Early 20th Century
Toccata Jules Massenet Piano Romantic
Toccata, BV 287 Ferruccio Busoni Piano Early 20th Century
Toccata, HWV 586 Georg Friedrich Händel Harpsichord Baroque
Toccata in C minor, BWV 911 Johann Sebastian Bach Harpsichord Baroque
Toccata in D major Giovanni Battista Martini Organ Baroque
Toccata in D major, BWV 912 Johann Sebastian Bach Harpsichord Baroque
Toccata in D minor Franz Xaver Murschhauser Organ Baroque
Toccata in D minor, BWV 913 Johann Sebastian Bach Harpsichord Baroque
Toccata in E minor, BWV 914 Johann Sebastian Bach Harpsichord Baroque
Toccata in F-sharp minor, BWV 910 Johann Sebastian Bach Harpsichord Baroque
Toccata in G major, BWV 916 Johann Sebastian Bach Harpsichord Baroque
Toccata in G minor, BWV 915 Johann Sebastian Bach Harpsichord Baroque
Toccata, Op. 7 Clara Schumann Piano Romantic
Toccata, Op. 39 Cécile Chaminade Piano Early 20th Century
Toccata quasi Fantasia con Fuga Henry Purcell Organ Baroque
Toccata terza, F 2.03 Girolamo Frescobaldi Harpsichord Baroque