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JOHANN JACOB FROBERGER  

(1616 - 1667)

The German composer, keyboard player, and organist Johann Jacob Froberger was considered the leading keyboard composer of his time in Germany. He was the son of a musician, the later Stuttgart Kapellmeister, and eventually studied in Rome with Frescobaldi. He was in court employment in Vienna and Brussels, and won success as a performer in France and in England. From 1653 to 1658 he was court organist in Vienna, and spent his last years at the French estate of Princess Sibylla of Wrttemberg-Montbliard.

Keyboard Music

Frobergers surviving compositions are, with two exceptions, for keyboard, in the current Italian and French forms of the time, suites with dance movements, toccatas, canzonas and ricercari, absorbed into a German tradition that had considerable formative influence, particularly in the later years of the 17th century.


Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
Chamber Music - CABEZON, A. de / GUAMI, G. / TRABACI, G.M. (Early Baroque Music ... e per Concerto di Viole) (Accademia Strumentale Italiana) Divox
CDX-70808-6
Chamber Music
Chamber Music - MERULA, T. / ROSENMULLER, J. / MUFFAT, G. / FROBERGER, J.J. (Musique Transalpine a la cour de Louis XIV) (Le Concert Brise) Carpe Diem
CD-16263
Instrumental
Chamber Music (Baroque) - PANDOLFI MEALLI, G.A. / FROBERGER, J.J. (Style fantastique) (Bellocq, Le Concert Brise) Carpe Diem
CD-16280
Chamber Music, Instrumental
FROBERGER, J.J.: Suites / Toccatas (Rotaru) Carpe Diem
CD-16290
Instrumental
FROBERGER, J.J.: Toccatas and Partitas / Meditation / Lamentation on the Death of Ferdinand III (Vartolo) Naxos
8.557472-73
Instrumental
Guitar Recital: Segovia, Andres - MILAN, L. / VISEE, R. de / FROBERGER, J.J. / HAYDN, J. / ALBENIZ, I. / SANZ, G. / SCARLATTI, D. (1961) Naxos Classical Archives
9.81169
Instrumental
LA TRIOMPHANTE - VIRTUOSO KEYBOARD WORKS OF THE 16TH TO 18TH CENTURY Naxos
8.551061
Instrumental
Organ Music - FROBERGER, J. / POGLIETTI, A. / SCHERER, S. / KERLL, J. (Historic Organ Series, Vol. 5) (Marcon) Divox
CDX-79805
Instrumental
Organ Music - PRAETORIUS, H. / HOFHAIMER, P. / HASSLER, H.L. / GABRIELI, A. / BULL, J. / SCHEIDT, S. / KOTTER, H. / SCHEIDEMANN, H. / BUXTEHUDE, D. Capriccio
C49444
Instrumental
Organ Recital: Hensel, Heidrun – BACH, J.S. / MUFFAT, G. / KERLL, J.K. / ZIPOLI, D. / FROBERGER, J.J. (Suddeutsche Orgelmeister, Vol. 3) Oehms Classics
OC542
Instrumental
Organ Recital: Koopman, Ton – KERLL, J.K. / PAUMANN, K. / SCHLICK, A. / BUCHNER, H. / KOTTER, H. / HASSLER, H.L. / ERBACH, C. / SCHEIDEMANN, H. Capriccio
C10228
Instrumental
Organ Recital: Scandali, Luca - VEGGIO, C. / CAVAZZONI, M.A. / HOFHAIMER, P. / BULL, J. / BYRD, W. (L'Organo in Europa fra Rinascimento e Barocco) Tactus
TC510002
Instrumental
Piano Recital: Rangell, Andrew - SWEELINCK, J.P. / BACH, J.S. / ENESCU, G. / BEETHOVEN, L. van / MESSIAEN, O. (A Recital of Intimate Works) Dorian Sono Luminus
DIS-80147
Instrumental
RUBINO, B.: Messa de morti (Cappella Musicale di Santa Maria in Campitelli di Roma, Ensemble La Cantoria, Betta) Tactus
TC601803
Instrumental




 
 
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