Frescobaldi: Keyboard music

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COMPOSERS: Frescobaldi
LABELS: Soundboard
WORKS: Keyboard music
PERFORMER: Colin Booth (organ, harpsichord)
CATALOGUE NO: SBCD 201 (distr. 01749 870516; www.soundboard-records.co.uk)
Booth builds fine harpsichords, here a rare Italian copy with exceptionally diverse colours, exhaustively revealed in some striking variations. Meantone tuning creates spine-chilling passing dissonance, delicious sonority in repose. Scholarly approaches to fingering, pitch and tempo are enriched by expressive playing. Warmly recommended. George Pratt

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