Corrente Italiana

This Courante, a popular dance during the baroque era, is attributed to Juan Cabanilles (1644-1712). One aspect of performing it is that one can use several registrations for the various parts. There are several recordings, of which I found the following outstanding.

  • Bartomeu Manresa performs on a mallorcan instrument. I love his registration, especially the soft ranks chosen for the second part.
  • Jan Willem Jansen also has chosen a soft registration for the second part.
  • The recording with Michal Jung allows to grab some hints for fingering.
  • Nathan Laube performs on a more modern instrument and plays the piece extremely fluent and with carefully chosen registrations.

Scores are available via the International Music Score Library Project, IMSLP.