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Fiori Musicali

Artist
Luca Guglielmi, organo
Composer
Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)
Organs
C.Catarinozzi (1695?); F.M. e G.B. Concone (1752?);
G.F. Landesio (metà XVIII sec.)
Venue
Chiesa Abbaziale dei Santi Pietro e Andrea,
Novalesa, Torino, Italia
Chiesa di San Genesio Martire,
Corio, Torino, Italy
Chiesa di San Verano,
Pinerolo, Torino, Italy

Information Album

One of the most relevant collections on Frescobaldi’s works, with Sunday mass, Apostles’ mass and Virgin Mary’s mass recorded on three historical pipe-organs among the oldest within Turin’s region. The musical flowers are nowadays considered as the best work of Frescobaldi, in a certain way the successful completion to his career as a composer. In truth their release in 1635 is surrounded by several other masterpieces appeared almost in the same period. In the same year a fully renewed version of instrumental songs of 1628 and in 1637 the last reissue of the most famous two books of Toccate (1615 and 1627), with the addiction in the first book of ‘le cento partite sopra Passacagli’ a monument for harpsichord music. By this time Frescobaldi must have started working on his posthumous play, eleven songs for keyboard (1645), remained uncompleted and published after his death from Alessandro Vincenti. The Flowers are the only composition by Frescobaldi explicitly conceived for pipe‐organ and the only one that present pieces strictly bounded to his function of liturgical organist. This is clearly the occasion for Frescobaldi to compose the most inspired composition of his career and so to raise the Flowers to the level of most paradigmatic composition on European scale.

Additional info about this CD
Recorded in Novalesa, Abbadia Alpina, Corio, Italy, 2011
40 pages full colour booklet (Ita, Eng, Fr)
Musicology comment
Artist biography
Full organ specs card included

Luca Guglielmi. Cinquecentina d’organo

Artist
Luca Guglielmi, organ
Composers
Pierre Attaignant (1494-1551/52) 
Girolamo Cavazzoni (ca.1525-1577) 
Heinrich Isaac (1450/55-1517) 
Paul Hofhaimer (1459-1537) 
Giulio Segni (1495-1561)
Andrea Antico (ca.1480-1538)
Janz Lublina (sec XVI)
John Redford (sec.XVI) 
Thomas Tallis (ca.1505-1585) 
Jacopo Fogliano (1468-1548) 
Antonio De Cabezòn (1510-1566)
Luìs Venegas de Henestrosa (1510-1570) 
Francisco De la Torre (1483-1504) 
Girolamo Parabosco (ca.1524-1557) 
Andrea Gabrieli (1532/33-1585)
Organ
C. Catarinozzi (1695?)
Venue
Chiesa abbaziale dei Santi Pietro e Andrea,
Novalesa, Turin - Italy

Information Album

The beginning of 16th century is one of the most flourishing moment for arts and culture in European’s history. Italy peaked then with geniuses like Pico della Mirandola, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raffaello. Those were great times for organ music too, rich of innovations and ideas that reverberated for many years ahead. Gregorian chants are still the benchmark and main reference for composition, however new elements started appearing as free compositions, processing of sacred and profane pieces for vocal music. All seeds that will became favourite themes for future composers. This CD was conceived to present and compare those new tendencies on a magnificent organ built from the well known Cesare Catarinozzi (1660-1743) around 1695 for Subiaco’s Abbey and now situated in Novalesa’s Abbey (Turin), it was recently restored from Glauci Ghilardi in 2006.

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