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    I like Frescobaldi quite a lot, but like with everything you have to be in the right mood to listen to his music. My favourites are Pierre Hantai, Rinaldo Alessandrini and Yoann Moulin Frescobaldi recordings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marinera View Post
    I like Frescobaldi quite a lot, but like with everything you have to be in the right mood to listen to his music. My favourites are Pierre Hantai, Rinaldo Alessandrini and Yoann Moulin Frescobaldi recordings.
    Thank you, Marinera -
    When one's not really 'au fait' , it's good to have some names to look up, and there are quite a few Frescobaldi videos with these performers on YouTube.
    I'll give them a whirl!

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    Maybe you'll enjoy the canzone da sonare more than the keyboard music.

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    What do people recommend as the best introductory recording to Froberger? I like this piece performed by Staier:


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    Please explain to me how to embed U-Tube clips onto the board. I've tried everything!!

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    its the second to last button on the right that looks like a piece of film tooltip is "insert video". just push that button and paste in a youtube link

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    William Boyce. His symphonies are worth listening if you like Baroque.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gallus View Post
    What do people recommend as the best introductory recording to Froberger?
    I just got this Froburger disc/download a couple of days ago:

    Froberger: Ou l'Intranquillité
    by Blandine Verlet
    on Astree / Naive

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    Supposedly, this is Froberger played a bit like Chopin. Even still, Froberger does nothing for me. YMMV.

    PS - I'm curious to see what else people recommend.
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    Ok - ten discs spanning German baroque in the 17th century. Not an easy task.

    The term "German baroque" is somewhat amorphous -- decentralized geography; cultural schisms; various foreign influences (Italian, French, and English), etc. Then we have the usual divides which makes it difficult to define a representative sample of the music -- sacred versus secular, small-scale versus large-scale, a cappella versus instrumental versus combined vocals and instrumental. Plus the general trends in baroque music -- new instruments, increasing virtuosity, emotional expressiveness, etc. To say nothing of the emergence of specific forms -- overtures, suites, trio sonatas, etc, etc.

    This traversal will not deal with all these issues adequately. Instead, this traversal will be biased toward the types of music that I personally like. So... very little organ or harpsichord music (see previous post), not too much religious music, not a lot of monotonous chamber music, etc. Instead, I will try to identify discs which offer a variety of music, preferably with lovely singing.

    Having said all that, this first disc certainly seems like a proper way to start the traversal...

    1) Luther and the Music of the Reformation
    Bart Jacobs, Vox Luminus, Lionel Meunier / Ricercar



    I start out with a double album (2.5 hours) of Lutheran church music. The album includes music from twenty composers, with songs written probably between 1524 and 1684 -- though 80% of them are from the 17th century. Most tracks are sung by a small chorus, backed up by an organ. A few tracks are solo works for organ.

    This is not particularly happy music. Instead it is rather austere, fatalistic even. With just occasional good cheer peeking out from time to time.

    Some people might love to wallow in this kind of music; but not me. This album was a little tough going for me. I hope the next nine albums aren't this difficult -- wink, wink.

    Rating: 2.5 stars (ie. good but...)

    // By the way, the 9th track -- Lass mich dein sein und bleiben by Delphin Strungk -- contains the tune which JS Bach borrowed for his St. Matthew's Passion, and which Paul Simon borrowed for, I think, American Tune.
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    Well that was... bracing.

    Is all 17th century German baroque music so serious? Happily, not. Next up....

    2) Schein: Musica boscareccia - 1621
    United Continuo Ensemble / Pan Classics



    These "woodland songs" are straight-up secular folk music, written in a "madrigally" style, with music and lyrics by Mr. Schein, the recently self-appointed "General Director of Music" in Leipzig. These songs were hugely popular for decades. Listen and you'll see why.

    Bright, sunny music, with nice lyrics as well.

    Rating: 3.5 stars (ie. good to very good)
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    Next up (and last one tonight)...

    3) Scheidt: Ludi musici
    L'Achéron / Ricercar



    These works are secular instrumental music, also from 1621, reflecting both Italian and English influences.

    Pleasant enough music, but it doesn't really go anywhere or do anything.

    Rating: 3 stars (good)
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    Quote Originally Posted by EchoEcho View Post
    I just got this Froburger disc/download a couple of days ago:

    Froberger: Ou l'Intranquillité
    by Blandine Verlet
    on Astree / Naive

    s3150574.jpg

    Supposedly, this is Froberger played a bit like Chopin. Even still, Froberger does nothing for me. YMMV.

    PS - I'm curious to see what else people recommend.
    Scroll down to Froberger and enjoy!

    http://www.saladelcembalo.org/archivio.php#F

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    Schein, Scheidt, and now Schutz -- the three Ss!

    Doubtless lots of good Schutz albums around. I choose this one:

    4) Schütz: Weihnachtshistorie; etc
    La Fenice, Jean Tubery / Christophorus



    Lovely cover art, though the baby's head is much too small. A baby that size can't touch his fingers together over his head.

    Rating: 3 stars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chesapeake bay View Post
    its the second to last button on the right that looks like a piece of film tooltip is "insert video". just push that button and paste in a youtube link
    I can't find what you're talking about. There's nothing that looks remotely like a piece of film icon in any U-Tube link.

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    Whenever you post on TC, you type into a special text box. It has icons across the top. That's where the film icon is. Click on it and you'll get a dialog box asking for the YouTube film clip's Internet address (or URL, same thing).

    For instance, here's a YouTube URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8-oI3NaUeE

    And now, still typing in the TC textbox, I click on the film icon in the upper right and enter that URL into the dialog box that appears:

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