£16 post free World-wide

 


555 sonatas 9Cds mp3 files
Only £22


 


Benjamin: Written on Skin £16

Search
What's New
Previous CDs
Concerts
Jazz
Nostalgia
Composers
Resources
Labels index


Every day we post 10 new Classical CD and DVD reviews. A free weekly summary is available by e-mail. MusicWeb is not a subscription site. To keep it free please purchase discs through our links.

  Classical Editor Rob Barnett    


FROBERGER, Johann Jacob
b Stuttgart, 18 May 1616
d Héricourt, Haute-Saone, 7 May 1667, aged fifty

He was appointed court organist at Vienna in 1637, then spent four years in Italy studying with Frescobaldi, under whose influence he was converted to Catholicism. He left the service of the Austrian emperor in

1657 and in 1662 went to London where, becoming destitute, he earned money as an organblower at Westminster Abbey. A former pupil presented him to King Charles II, and as a result he became court organist.

Froberger composed: thirty harpsichord suites; a great number of works for keyboard; two works for voices.

Return to Index