(1583 - 1643)
Girolamo Frescobaldi is considered to be amongst the greatest composers of his time. His compositions are specifically focused on music for keyboards (organ and harpsicord) of which he was a great virtuoso, unlike most composers of his time who mainly composed vocal music.
He acquired early fame as a performer of toccatas and improvisations, and his popularity greatly influnced the style of his contemporaries and successors.
He achieved relevant results as a teacher and amongst his students we can enumerate very important musicians, the most notable being Johann Froberger who exported his musical models throughout Europe.
(Trad.: Ilaria Barborini)
From: Toccate e partite d'intavolatura, Libro 2:
[Toccatas and tablatures partitas, Book 2]
Aria detta la frescobalda - Aria con variazioni F 3.32
[Aria known as "la frescobalda" - Aria with variations F 3.32]