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Toccata Prima


Ascanio Mayone’s Toccata Prima is in the same Neapolitan style of extreme contrasts as that of his colleague Trabaci: a style that was to find its culmination in the madrigals of Gesualdo.

from notes by Andrew Lawrence-King © 1987

La Toccata Prima d’Ascanio Mayone reprend le style napolitain, tout en contrastes extrêmes, de la Toccata de son collègue Trabaci – un style qui devait trouver son apogée dans les madrigaux de Gesualdo.

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Lawrence-King © 1987
Français: Hypérion

Ascanio Mayones Toccata Prima ist im gleichen neapolitanischen Stil extremer Kontraste gehalten wie die seines Kollegen Trabaci: Dieser Stil sollte seine höchste Ausprägung in den Madrigalen von Gesualdo erfahren.

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Lawrence-King © 1987
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller


Harp music of the Italian Renaissance
CDH55162Archive Service


Track 10 on CDH55162 [5'03] Archive Service

Track-specific metadata for CDH55162 track 10

Recording date
27 August 1986
Recording venue
Seldon Hall, Haberdashers' Aske's School, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Harp music of the Italian Renaissance (CDA66229)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: August 1987
    Deletion date: April 2004
    Superseded by CDH55162
  2. Harp music of the Italian Renaissance (CDH55162)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: July 2004
    Deletion date: July 2016
    Archive Service
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