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Home » Composers » German Composers » Froberger

Johann Jacob Froberger (1616-1667)

A newly-discovered autograph manuscript volume by Froberger containing 35 keyboard pieces including 18 that were previously unknown was sold at auction by Sotheby's on November 30, 2006 for £310,400. Description and picture | Reuters article.

A New Froberger Manuscript by Bob van Asperen. Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music, Vol. 13 No. 1 (2010). "The fact that an autograph version of Froberger’s most personal piece (the Méditation on his own death, no. 29) comes together in a single source with an autograph of another masterpiece in the same genre (the Tombeau for Ferdinand III, no. 34) characterizes this manuscript as the most significant discovery ever made in this field. Its readings of pieces that it has in common with “SA” and “Bulyowsky” also confirm the high quality of those manuscripts, even though they sometimes have readings that are not in the authoritative new source. On the whole, however, the new autograph offers important solutions for places where other sources contradicted each other."

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Discography by Bradley Lehman

Recent Editions and Recordings of Froberger and Other Seventeenth-Century Composers by David Schulenberg. Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music, Vol. 13 No. 1 (2010).

Recent Recordings

Froberger. Meditations & Fantasias. Virgin (2 CDs, 1996-98, reissued March 2012). Siegbert Rampe, harpsichord. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Froberger. Clavichord Fantasias. Arta (1 CD, November 2011). Jaroslav Tuma, clavichord. UK | FR | DE
Froberger. Froberger on the 1658 De Zentis. Fleur de Son (1 CD, September 2011). Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra, harpsichord. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Froberger. Froberger Edition vol. 7 (of 8): Ricercar - Complete Capriccios. Aeolus AE-10701 (1 CD, November 2010). Bob van Asperen, Schnitger Organ at Ludgerikirchen, Norden (1688). US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Froberger. Suites 1649 & 1656. Naïve Ambroisie AM 148 (1 CD, February 2010). Christophe Rousset, harpsichord (Couchet 1652). US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Froberger. Froberger Edition vol. 6 (of 8): Ricercar - Complete Ricercari / Chigi Toccatas. Aeolus AE 10601 (1 CD, August 2009). Details. Bob van Asperen, Hermans organ, Spirito Santo, Pistola (1664). US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Froberger. Lascia fare mi: Froberger Edition vol. 5. Aeolus AE 10501 (1 CD, September 2006). Details. Bob van Asperen, Cipri organ, S.Martino, Bologna. The complete fantasies, canzone & toccatas. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Froberger. Memento Mori Froberger. Alba ALB 196 (1 CD, April 2005). Anssi Karttunen, harpsichord. UK | FR | DE | JP
Froberger. Pour passer la mélancolie: Froberger Edition vol. 4. Aeolus AE 10074 (1 CD 2005). Bob van Asperen. Details | Quelques questions à Bob van Asperen. Labrèche harpsichord c.1680 at the Württembergisches Landesmuseum, Stuttgart. Pieces from the Berliner Singakademie manuscripts recently discovered in Kiev. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Froberger. Toccatas and Partitas / Méditation sur ma mort future / Lamentation sur la mort de Ferdinand III. Naxos 8.557472/73 (2 CDs 2005). Sergio Vartolo, harpsichord. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Froberger. The Unknown Works, vol. 1. MD+G 341 1186-2 (1 CD 2003). Details. Siegbert Rampe, harpsichord, organ & clavichord. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Froberger. The Unknown Works, vol. 2. MDG 341 1195-2 (1 CD, May 2004). Details. Siegbert Rampe, harpsichord, organ & clavichord. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Froberger. Hommage à l'Empereur: Froberger Edition vol. 3. Aeolus AE 10064 (2 CDs 2003). Bob van Asperen. Details. 1700 French harpsichord & 1688 Italian harpsichord. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Froberger. A l'honneur de Madame Sibylle: Froberger Edition vol. 2. Aeolus AE 10054 (2 CDs 2001). Bob van Asperen. Details. Couchet-Blanchet-Taskin harpsichord. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Froberger. Le Passage du Rhin: Froberger Edition vol. 1. Aeolus AE 10024 (2 CDs 2000). Bob van Asperen. Details. 1640 Ruckers harpsichord. A new version with completely revised booklet text was released in September 2009. It can be distinguished by the transparent CD tray on the left side of the CD case. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Froberger. Auteur d'un manuscrit redécouvert. Assai 222102 (1 CD 2001). Martin Gester, Aline Zylberajch, Le Parlement de Musique. Includes works by Rosenmüller, Bulyovsky, Krieger, Gumprecht & Böddecker. UK | DE | FR | JP
Froberger. The Strasbourg Manuscript. cpo 999 750-2 (2 CDs 2000). Ludger Rémy, harpsichord. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Froberger. Pièces de Clavessin. Wild Boar 9701 (1 CD 1998). David Cates, harpsichord. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Froberger. Pièces pour le clavier. Tempéraments TEM 316007 (1 CD 1996). Davitt Moroney. Historic Robert-Dallam organ (1653) at Eglise de Lanvellec, Côtes d'Armor. It's interesting to hear pieces usually played on harpsichord played on a French organ. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Froberger. Suites & Toccatas. Harmonia Mundi HMC 901372 (1 CD 1992). Christophe Rousset. Johannes Couchet harpsichord (1652). One of my favorite harpsichord CDs. US | UK | FR | DE | CA

Reissued on HMT 7901372 (1997). US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Reissued on HMA 1951372 (2002). US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Froberger. Harpsichord Music. Kontrapunkt 32040 (1 CD 1990). Larus Ulrik Mortensen, harpsichord by Thomas Mandrup-Poulsen after Ruckers. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Music

Froberger. New Edition of the Complete Works. Edited by Siegbert Rampe. Bärenreiter.
Vol. 1: Überlieferung "Libro Secondo" (1649). BA8063.
Vol. 2: Libro Quarto (1656) & Libro di Caprici e Ricercate (ca 1658). BA8064.
Vol. 3: Works from Copied Sources - Partitas & Partita Movements, Part 1. BA8065.
Vol. 4.1: Works from Copied Sources - Partitas & Partita Movements, Part 2. BA8066.
Vol. 4.2: Works from Copied Sources - Partitas & Partita Movements, Part 3. BA8434.
Vol. 5: Forthcoming.
Vol. 6: Catalogue of works defining the new FbWV numbers used for the first time in this series. Forthcoming.

Also new from Bärenreiter:

Froberger, Toccatas - Suites - Lamenti: The Manuscript SA 4450 of the Berlin Sing-Akademie Facsimile and Transcription. Edited by Peter Wollny and the Berlin Sing-Akademie. BA1783. "This lavish manuscript contains a total of 21 authentic Froberger compositions and is the only source to contain titles, explanations and dedications that shed valuable light on Froberger's life."

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