Frescobaldi’s best known collection of works, published in 1635.
from Italian word “to touch”; usually for solo keyboard, free form, largely improvisational style. Contains chordal passages, runs, often a fugal section.
Pieces de clavecin
“Pieces for the harpsichord”; style was largely influenced by Couperin family and later by La Guerre. Contains dance movements, descriptive pieces. Largely binary or en rondeau with some variations. Draws on textures from suites for lute.
popularized lute music
written in tablature; tuned in fourths with major third in the middle; Strings are doubled except for the top one.
popularized the harpsichord, especially Louis Couperin (17th c.) and Francois Couperin (18th c.)