Girolamo Alessandro Frescobaldi (Italian: [dʒiˌɾɔːlamo fɾeskoˈbaldi]; also Gerolamo, Girolimo, and Geronimo Alissandro; September, 1583 – 1 March 1643) was a musician from the Duchy of Ferrara, in what is now northern Italy. He was one of the most important composers of keyboard music in the late Renaissance and early Baroque periods. A child prodigy, Frescobaldi studied under Luzzasco Luzzaschi in Ferrara, but was influenced by many composers, including Ascanio Mayone, Giovanni Maria Trabaci, and Claudio Merulo. Girolamo Frescobaldi was appointed organist of St. Peter's Basilica, a focal point of power for the Cappella Giulia (a musical organisation), from 21 July 1608 until 1628 and again from 1634 until his death.
Frescobaldi's printed collections contain some of the most influential music of the 17th century. His work influenced Johann Jakob Froberger, Johann Sebastian Bach, Henry Purcell, and countless other major composers. Pieces from his celebrated collection of liturgical organ music, Fiori musicali (1635), were used as models of strict counterpoint as late as the 19th century.
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Birth and Death Data: Born September 12, 1583 (Ferrara), Died March 1, 1643 (Rome)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-83118||10-in.||5/3/1934||Quartette for viols—Fugue in G minor||American Society of Ancient Instruments ; Ben Stad||Instrumental quintet||composer|
|Victor||BS-84555||10-in.||10/22/1934||Gagliardia||Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski||Orchestra||composer|
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Frescobaldi, Girolamo. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 4, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102608.
"Frescobaldi, Girolamo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 4 June 2023.
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LCNAR: Frescobaldi, Girolamo, 1583-1643 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79139212
Wikidata: Girolamo Frescobaldi - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q209212
MusicBrainz: Girolamo Frescobaldi - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/72e92c01-b647-4bd6-af9f-51bb960037f6
ISNI: 0000 0001 0907 8208 - http://www.isni.org/isni/0000000109078208
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