Johann Jakob Froberger, 1616-1667


Selected Recordings

6 Toccatas for Cembalo

Ricercar No. 5

Canzona 5 in G

Selected Sheet Music

Partita in E minor


Showcase Piece

Keyboard works

Notes and Commentary

Johann Jakob Froberger was a German Baroque composer, keyboard virtuoso, and organist. He was among the most famous composers of the era and influenced practically every major composer in Europe by developing the genre of keyboard suite and contributing greatly to the exchange of musical traditions through his many travels. He is also remembered for his highly idiomatic and personal descriptive harpsichord pieces, which are among the earliest known examples of program music.

Only two of Froberger’s many compositions were published during his lifetime, but his music was very widely spread in manuscript copies and he was one of the very few 17th-century composers who were never entirely forgotten. His works were studied in the 18th century (although perhaps not very extensively, and certainly without influence on the emerging Classical style) by Handel, Bach and, extraordinarily, even Mozart and Beethoven. He lived from May 1616 to May 1667.—Excerpted from Wikipedia

Books and Music

Selected Books

Organ Works (sheet music)
Dover, 2012
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Selected Music

curios Diverse Curiose Partite Per Cembalo (2000), 1 CD

alena Suites & Toccatas (2012), 1 CD

fro-keyboard The Complete Keyboard Works, Vol. 1 (2005), 1 CD

More Johann Jakob Froberger music

Complete Works

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Libro secundo, 1649 (101–106)
Toccata in A minor
Toccata in D minor
Toccata in G major
Toccata in C major
Toccata da sonarsi alla Leuatione in D minor (elevation toccata)
Toccata da sonarsi alla Leuatione in G minor (elevation toccata)

Libro quarto, 1656 (107–112)
Toccata in G major
Toccata in E minor
Toccata in C major
Toccata in F major
Toccata in E minor (elevation toccata)
Toccata in A minor

Fantasias (201–206)
Fantasia Sopra Ut, Re, Mi, Fa, So, La in C major
Fantasia in A minor
Fantasia in F major
Fantasia Sopra Sol, La, Re in G major
Fantasia in A minor
Fantasia in A minor

Canzonas (301–306)
Canzona in D minor
Canzona in G minor
Canzona in F major
Canzona in G major
Canzona in C major
Canzona in A minor

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