Stylus Fantasticus was a wildly imaginative musical style that swept across Europe in the 17th century. We'll discover its Italian origins and follow its trajectory to northern Germany and Belgium, with music by Frescobaldi, Froberger, Buxtehude, and Nicolaus à Kempis. Our performers include Fantasticus, Ensemble Clematis, and Richard Egarr.

  • Girolamo Frescobaldi    Toccata No. 7    Luca Guglielmi, harpsichord
  • Girolamo Frescobaldi    Recercar cromatico    Luca Guglielmi, organ
  • Tarquinio Merula    Sonata Prima    Bruce Dickey, cornetto
  • Johann Jacob Froberger    Toccata No. 1    Richard Egarr, organ
  • Nicolaus à Kempis    Symphonia Prima a 3    Ensemble Clematis
  • Nicolaus à Kempis    Symphonia Septima supra Ciaconna    Ensemble Clematis
  • Johann Philipp Krieger    Sonata X in A Major    Fantasticus
  • Dieterich Buxtehude    Praeludium manualiter in g minor    Ton Koopman, organ
  • Dieterich Buxtehude    Trio Sonata in A minor BuxWV272    Ensemble Masques
  • Nicolaus à Kempis    Violin Sonata arr. For cornetto    Bruce Dickey, cornetto
  • Philipp Heinrich Erlebach    Ciaconne    Fantasticus
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