The Long 17th Century: A Cornucopia of Early Keyboard Music
Title:

The Long 17th Century: A Cornucopia of Early Keyboard Music

Artists:

Daniel-Ben Pienaar, piano

Release Date:

7th February 2020

Cat No:

AV2415

Price:

£18.75 (2 CDs)

Summary:

The ever-inquisitive pianist Daniel-Ben Pienaar presents The Long 17th Century: A Cornucopia of Early Keyboard Music. The Long 17th Century refers to the period from the late 1500s to the early 1700s, an era noted for forward-thinking individuality and invention in all areas of life. This two-and-a-half hour recital surveys a pan-European variety of styles, genres and techniques, and comprises 36 works, each by a different composer, many not
recorded before on a modern piano.

Tracklist:

CD 1
INTIMATION AND IMITATION
1. Giovanni Picchi (1571/2–1643)
Toccata (from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book) (3.42)
2. Tarquinio Merula (1595–1665)
Capriccio cromatico (2.42)
3. Francisco Correa De Arauxo (1584–1654)
Tiento de medio registro de tiple de decimo tono (4.35)
4. Matthias Weckmann (c.1616–1674)
Canzon (III) in D minor (2.23)
5. António de Macedo (?–?)
Ricercare a quatro de 4o tom (4.10)
6. Pablo Bruna (1611–1679)
XI. Tiento de falsas de 6o tono (1.15)
7. Giovanni Gabrieli (c.1557–1612)
Canzon quarta a4 (1.40)
8. Louis Couperin (c.1626–1661)
Duo in G minor (1.54)
9. Alfonso Ferrabosco I (1543–1588)
Fantasia with G final (2.59)
10. Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583–1643)
Toccata cromaticha per l’elevatione (from Fiori Musicali) (4.42)

DANCE
11. Giovanni Maria Trabaci (c.1575–1647)
Gagliarda Seconda, Ottava (from Libro Primo) (2.06)
12. Giovanni Maria Radino (d.1607)
Galliarda Seconda (1.08)
13. Peter Philips (c.1561–1628)
Pavan in G (the ‘1580’ Pavan) (3.24)
14. Matthew Locke (c.1621–1677)
Suite III in C: Prelude – Almain – Corant – Saraband – Jig (5.55)
15. William Tisdale (b.c.1570)
Almand (from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book) (1.22)
16. Melchior Schildt (1592/3–1667)
Paduana lagrima (after Dowland) (4.30)
17. Georg Muffat (1653–1704)
Partita IV in F (short version): Prelude – Rigaudon – Lepescheuses (4.27)
18. Johann Jakob Froberger (1616–1667)
Partita II in A (from Libro Quarto): Allemande – Gigue – Courante – Sarabande (7.55)
19. Jacques C. de Chambonnières (1601/2–1672)
Pavane l’Entretien des Dieux (3.59)
20. Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre (1665–1729)
Rondeau in G minor (from Pièces de clavecin, Livre 2) (1.00)
21. Thomas Tomkins (1572–1656)
A Sad Pavan for These Distracted Times (3.40)
22. John Coprario (c.1570–1626) (set by Farnaby)
A Maske (from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book) (0.52)
23. Giles Farnaby (c.1563–1640)
The Old Spagnoletta (from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book) (2.01)
24. Heinrich Scheidemann (c.1595–1663)
Galliarda in D minor (3.22)
Total time CD 1:75.50

CD 2
VARIATION
1. Johann Caspar Kerll (1627–1693)
Passacaglia in D (6.12)
2. Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562–1621)
Mein junges Leben hat ein End (5.06)
3. Juan Bautista Cabanilles (1644–1712)
Pasacalles de 1o tono (5.32)
4. William Byrd (1539/40–1623)
Walsingham (6.04)
5. John Bull (1562/3–1628)
Ut, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La (I) (from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book) (5.18)
6. Dietrich Buxtehude (1637/9–1707)
Variations on ‘La Capricciosa’ (15.49)
7. Michael Praetorius (1571–1621)
Zwei Variationen: Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herren (4.33)

DEPICTION AND EVOCATION
8. Johann Kuhnau (1660–1722)
Sonata Quarta ‘Hiskia agonizzante e risanato’: Il lamento di Hiskia per la morte annociatagli e le sue preghieri ardenti – La di lui confidenza in Iddio – L’allegrezza del Rè convalescente (7.39)
9. António Correa Braga (fl. c.1695–d.1704)
Batalha de 6o tom (5.54)
10. Bernardo Pasquini (1637–1710)
Toccata con lo scherzo del cuccó (3.35)
11. Gaspard le Roux (c.1660–1707)
La Favoritte (3.31)
12. Jean–Henri D’anglebert (1629–1691)
Tombeau de Mr. De Chambonnières (5.41)
Total time CD2 : 74.58

Recorded 27-28 March,  9-10 July 2018, Duke’s Hall, Royal Academy of Music, London
Mastering: Phil Hobbs
Sound engineer: Andrew Lang
Mapping and editing: Daniel-Ben Pienaar

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