Part one of a four part series originally produced in 1997. The first two volumes are available now. Volume three is to be released at the end of October. The release date for the fourth volume is not yet available.
This episode begins in the Verona workshop of organbuilder Bartolomeo Formentelli and travels through Italy, Spain and France to trace the origins, history and development of the organ. It encompasses the classical sobriety of the Italian style, the Golden Age of the organ in sixteenth-century Spain, and the French style of the eighteenth century.
Works by Pierre Attaignant, Antonio de Cabezˇn, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Francisco Correa de Arauxo, Franšois Couperin, Nicolas de Grigny, Louis-Claude Daquin.