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Pour passer la mélancolie - Andreas Staier (harpsichord)
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  1. Partita (No.30), for keyboard in A minor, for keyboard, FbWV 630
  2. Fugue Grave (Primère fugue), for organ
  3. Suite for keyboard in D minor "Urania": Toccata
  4. Suite for keyboard in D minor "Urania": Passacaglia
  5. Prélude for harpsichord in F major (Pièces de clavecin, No. 12)
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  1. Partita (No.30), for keyboard in A minor, for keyboard, FbWV 630
  2. Fugue Grave (Primère fugue), for organ
  3. Suite for keyboard in D minor "Urania": Toccata
  4. Suite for keyboard in D minor "Urania": Passacaglia
  5. Prélude for harpsichord in F major (Pièces de clavecin, No. 12)
  6. Allemande grave, for harpsichord in F major (Pièces de Clavecin, No. 67)
  7. Courante for harpsichord in F major (Pièces de clavecin, No. 68)
  8. Sarabande for harpsichord in F major (Pièces de clavecin, No. 72)
  9. Chaconne for harpsichord in F major (Pièces de clavecin, No. 80)
  10. Tombeau pour Mr. de Blancrocher, for harpischord in F major (Pièces de clavecin, No. 81)
  11. Prelude for harpsichord in D minor (Pièces de Clavecin)
  12. Tombeau de Monsieur Chambonnières, for harpsichord in D major (Pièces de Clavecin)
  13. Chaconne Rondeau, for harpsichord in G major (Pièces de Clavecin)
  14. Ricercar pro tempore quadragesimae super initium cantilenae 'Da Jesus an dem Creutze stund'
  15. Suite for harpsichord No. 2 in C minor
  16. Passacaglia for organ in G minor (from Apparatus musico-organisticus, Part 2)
  17. Partita (No.12) "Lamento sopra la dolorosa", for keyboard in C major, FbWV 612/612a
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The quality of melancholy was associated with English music of the 16th and 17th centuries, and it certainly had resonances abroad. In this selection of French and German works of the early Baroque, played by the always daring harpsichordist Andreas Staier, the connections are never made quite clear, in the music or in Staier's booklet notes. But it hardly matters, for the music and the performances here are compelling as individual units. The only explicit reference to melancholy comes in two movements of Froberger's ...

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Pour passer la mélancolie 2013, Harmonia Mundi

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