Keyboard and Organ Works Vol 5/2


Composer: Froberger J.J.

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Froberger New Edition of the Complete Works V.2: Keyboard and Organ Works
Keyboard and Organ Works from Copied Sources: Polyphonic Works

Johann Jacob Froberger (1617–67) enjoyed an outstanding reputation during his lifetime, as his compositional style represented a synthesis of Italian, French and English influences.  His music continued to be published seventy years after his death and was evidently still being played after 1750.  There is now a growing awareness that Froberger’s significance for keyboard music of the 17th century is comparable only with that of Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck.

Each volume in this complete bilingual edition of the works of Johann Jacob Froberger contains a Critical Commentary and a detailed Foreword with sections on the edition’s structure and scope, editorial method and performance practice, as well as discussions of contemporary instruments, ornamentation and Froberger’s life.

Now, for the first time, keyboard players have access to every work attributed to Froberger, including a large number of pieces discovered by the editor, as well as alternative versions and pieces of doubtful authenticity.

Volume V.2 (like volume V.1) contains the musical text from the anonymous 17th century transcription returned to the Berlin Sing-Akademie from Kiev in 2001.  It is divided into works of definitive authenticity, new readings, and two appendices containing works of doubtful authenticity and spurious arrangements.

– Groundbreaking scholarly-critical complete edition

– Latest research findings incorporated

– Detailed explanatory notes (German/English)

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Froberger J.J.