Carlo Benatti – Frescobaldi

10.00 am | Basilica di Santa Barbara


Carlo Benatti organ

G. Frescobaldi (1583-1643)
“…organista si raro…”
Toccata V, VI, VII, IX, X and XI from Book One


35′ | Free admission

The Antegnati organ of Santa Barbara, a few years older than Girolamo Frescobaldi, returns to resonate with the music of the great Ferrarese thanks to his Toccatas. Typically written for keyboard (either harpsichord or organ), the toccata is the form that best sums up Frescobaldi’s ability not only as a composer and performer, but as a brilliant improviser. Carlo Benatti offers us a selection from the first volume, published for the first time in 1615.

Carlo Benatti - Frescobaldi

4th June 2023 – 10.00 am
Basilica di Santa Barbara