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Virtuoso harpsichord music from the circle of Johann Sebastian Bach

Under the dukes of Valois during the 15th century, Burgundy became one of the strongest political powers of Western Europe, and its capital, Dijon, one of the great centers of music. The sound of this music was so innovative and independent that today it is known as “The Burgundian School”. The musicians at the Burgundian court came from all over, and among them was Guillaume Du Fay, not only one of the greatest composers of his own time, but of all time. Like many of his colleagues, he travelled to the South – singers trained in the Northern cathedral schools were sought after by the courts of Italy, including the papal chapel. Borrowing from all the various styles in his musical environment, Du Fay developed these ideas and even surpassed them. Beloved for his artfully beautiful melodies and unique instinct for the harmonious balance of musical phrases, he achieved the closest thing to musical perfection in his time.
The three musicians of this recording came together to explore this refined repertoire, whose immanently singable quality and sweet melancholy have given it a prominent place amongst the masterpieces of late medieval song. As opposed to common practice today, they have chosen to use the most minimal of instrumentation – one singer and two stringed instruments – to best do justice to the intimacy of these miniature masterpieces.
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Extra material for download
01 Toccata G-Dur BuxWV 165 05:12 $ 1.17 USD
02 Canzona in C BusWV 166 05:02 $ 1.13 USD
03 Präludium g-Moll BuxWV 163 07:51 $ 1.77 USD
04 Capriccio D-Dur 05:22 $ 1.21 USD
05 Präludium, Fuge und Postludium g-Moll 09:16 $ 2.09 USD
06 Toccata ex a 05:21 $ 1.20 USD
07 Canzon in C 03:13 $ 0.72 USD
08 Toccata ex e 03:35 $ 0.81 USD
09 Toccata E-Moll BWV 914 07:19 $ 1.65 USD
10 Chromatische Fantasie und Fuge BWV 903 12:17 $ 2.76 USD
11 Fantasie Es-Dur H 348 05:06 $ 1.15 USD
12 Fantasie D-Moll Falck 19 06:08 $ 1.38 USD
  Album total 75:42
ComposerCarl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Dieterich Buxtehude
Georg Böhm
Johann Sebastian Bach
Matthias Weckmann
Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
SoloistMagdalena Hasibeder

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