The American Organist
(First paragraph) The music of Johann Jakob Froberger is recognized by scholars and musicians to be of significant artistic achievement and historical interest. Yet, with the possible exception of the suites, few modern-day performances of his music are likely to be heard for several reasons: the music does not fulfill the requirement of easy and accessible listening; the music lacks a certain superficial brilliance, or the proper instruments are unavailable so that the music cannot be heard in its most authentic language. The most important reason, however, is our own lack of understanding of the correct performance style which prevents the beauty and meaning of his music from being conveyed.
Original Publication Citation
Kosnik, J. W. (1982). Froberger's toccatas: Stylistic considerations and modern editions. The American Organist, 16(5), 42-44.
Kosnik, James W., "Froberger's Toccatas: Stylistic Considerations and Modern Editions" (1982). Music Faculty Publications. 1.