In his day, Johann Jacob Froberger (1617–1667) was a towering figure who created a style of composition uniting influences from Italy , France and England . His music continued to be published seventy years after his death and was evidently still being played after 1750.
Today there is a growing awareness that his only peer in 17th-century keyboard music was Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck.
The complete edition of Froberger’s music is scheduled to encompass six bilingual volumes (German and English). Each volume contains a critical report and a detailed preface with sections on the scope and subdivision of the edition, the editorial method, performance practice (including a discussion of contemporary instruments and ornamentation) and biographical notes.
Volume 5 will contain a complete catalogue of Froberger’s music, the Froberger-Werkverzeichnis . “ FbWV ” numbers have been added to the pieces in each volume.
Now, for the first time, keyboard players have access to every work attributed to Froberger , including a large number of pieces discovered by the editor, as well as alternative versions and pieces of doubtful authenticity.
- Reliable, state-of-the-art complete edition
- Scholarly-critical text
- Detailed explanatory notes (German/English)