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FROBERGER, J.J.: Suites / Toccatas (Rotaru)

Composer(s):Froberger, Johann Jacob
Artist(s) Rotaru, Alina, harpsichord
Period(s) Baroque (1600-1750)
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue CD-16290
Label Carpe Diem
Quality   320kbps
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Review By Johan van Veen,MusicWeb International,September 2012

These performances are generally characterised by fully exploration of the many contrasts in character and tempo in Froberger’s oeuvre, either between different pieces or within compositions. Ms Rotaru opts for a quite theatrical style, as she immediately demonstrates in the opening Tombeau: Blancheroche’s falling down the stairs is depicted graphically, and even if you know the piece it comes as a surprise. She uses a beautiful historical instrument, built by Johannes Ruckers the Younger. It is dated 1632 and 1745, the latter being the year a reconstruction (ravalement) was performed.



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