Complete Music for Harpsichord
Partita No.1 in A minor E115
Partita No.2 in F E116
Partita No.3 in A K405
Partita No.4 in G minor E117
Partita No.5 in G E70
Capriccio in G minor K404
Ciaccona in D K403
Aria passaggiata in C E114/2
Harpeggio in G E114/1 (Prelude and Fugue)
Filippo Emanuele Ravizza - harpsichord
Johann Joseph Fux (1660-1741) overcame his humble origins as son of peasant farmers brilliantly, eventually holding the prestigious post of
Kapellmeister at the Hapsburg Court in Vienna for over 30 years, serving 3 Emperors in a row, all of whom were in the possession of a passion for music.
This new recording contains Fux’ complete works for harpsichord: the 5 Partitas, a Capriccio and several miscellaneous works. His style is a
perfect blend of French and German keyboard style: French in its elaborate ornamentation, elegance and brilliance, German in the strict
counterpoint. Fux is also the author of “Gradus ad Parnassum”, the monumental treatise on counterpoint which became a point of reference
for many generations to come.
Harpsichordist Filippo Ravizza plays on a copy made by Luca Vismara of a magnificent Dulcken harpsichord, built in the Flemish tradition and kept in the Smithonian Institute in Washington. Excellent liner notes written by the artist in both English and Italian, as well as information on the instrument.
Brilliant Classics 2cds 95189BR
|Release Period||July 2017|