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Nikolai Demidenko - Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas (2009)

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Nikolai Demidenko - Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas (2009)

Nikolai Demidenko - Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas (2009)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 241 Mb | Total time: 69:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sanctus Recordings | # SCS016 | Recorded: 1999

A highly enjoyable disc. The clarity and precision of (Demidenko s) playing are impeccable, both tonally and rhythmically. Demidenko is brilliant and he revels in it… There is so much here to enjoy!

Anna Schivazappa, Pizzicar Galante - Domenico Scarlatti: Mandolin Sonatas (2019)

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Anna Schivazappa, Pizzicar Galante - Domenico Scarlatti: Mandolin Sonatas (2019)

Anna Schivazappa, Pizzicar Galante - Domenico Scarlatti: Mandolin Sonatas (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 327 Mb | Total time: 60:12 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arcana | # A115 | Recorded: 2017

Scarlatti et la mandoline : ce disque propose un rapprochement captivant et inattendu entre l’un des plus importants compositeurs du baroque et un instrument originaire de Naples qui a connu un véritable âge d’or à Paris et dans les capitales européennes au xviiie siècle. Le protagoniste de cet enregistrement est l’ensemble Pizzicar Galante, fondé à Paris en 2012 par la mandoliniste Anna Schivazappa et le claveciniste Fabio Antonio Falcone.

Sergei Kasprov - Exploring Time With My Piano (2013)

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Sergei Kasprov - Exploring Time With My Piano (2013)

Sergei Kasprov - Exploring Time With My Piano (2013)
Jean-Philippe Rameau, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Jean-Baptiste Loeillet
Domenico Scarlatti, Johann Sebastian Bach

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 205 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Scans ~ 77 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Alpha | # 606 | Time: 01:10:00

For his first recording on the Alpha label, Sergey Kasprov, a young Russian artist trained at the Moscow Conservatory, defies the laws of time. He has in fact chosen to create a dialogue between great Baroque geniuses and Russian Romantics: Rameau, Lully, Loeillet, Bach and Scarlatti revised by Tausig, Godowsky and Rachmaninov.In the tradition of Marcelle Meyer, Glenn Gould or, more recently, Alexandre Tharaud, Sergey Kasprov pulls off the tour de force of freeing himself from Baroque interpretative codes and, at the same time, from those of the 19th century, to better get back to the essential.The excellent recording quality attests ideally to the discourse, respectful of the original counterpoint as well as unfailing digital dexterity necessitated by appropriate ornamentation and the amazing sound palette required by late Romanticism, all on a Steinway contemporary with Rachmaninov.

Artemandoline - Domenico Scarlatti: Mandolin Sonatas (2013)

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Artemandoline - Domenico Scarlatti: Mandolin Sonatas (2013)

Artemandoline - Domenico Scarlatti: Mandolin Sonatas (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 251 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 113 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 94477 | Time: 00:47:08

In Domenico Scarlatti’s vast output of 555 keyboard sonatas, there are a small number of works that are especially interesting to musicologists because of characteristics such as figured bass, three‐ or four‐movement structure, and distinctive melodic lines that are particularly appropriate for a highpitched solo instrument. Some experts believe that these works were written for the violin; on this recording, after meticulous research and the discovery of an important new manuscript at the Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal in Paris, the members of Artemandoline propose the fascinating theory that the sonatas may have been composed for the mandolin. Featuring works ranging from the smaller‐scale K77 to the ambitious and technically demanding K88 – which is extremely well suited to the mandolin thanks to its four‐part chords and dynamic nuances – this disc offers a radical reinterpretation of this captivating music.

Alexandre Tharaud - Domenico Scarlatti: 18 Sonatas (2011)

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Alexandre Tharaud - Domenico Scarlatti: 18 Sonatas (2011)

Alexandre Tharaud plays Domenico Scarlatti: 18 Sonatas (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 226 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb | Scans ~ 33 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | # 5099964201603 | Time: 01:08:05

The biggest surprise on this wonderfully exuberant and exhilarating disc comes with the very first notes: the piano tone is rich and full, worlds away from the slightly distant, musical-box tone that is often thought appropriate for recordings of Domenico Scarlatti's sonatas on a modern concert grand. But as the soundworld suggests, Tharaud is totally unapologetic about playing these pieces – all originally composed for harpsichord even though the earliest fortepianos were in circulation in Scarlatti's time – on a piano. In the sleevenotes, Tharaud says that of the four baroque keyboard composers that he has recorded so far – Bach, Couperin, Rameau and now Scarlatti – it's the last whose music is most suited to this treatment. His selection of sonatas is chosen for maximum variety, with a group in which the Spanish inflections of flamenco and folk music can be heard, others in which he gets a chance to show some dazzling technique, alongside those in which the playfulness is replaced by profound introspection.

Steven Isserlis, Richard Egarr - Gamba Sonatas: Bach, Handel, Scarlatti (2015)

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Steven Isserlis, Richard Egarr - Gamba Sonatas: Bach, Handel, Scarlatti (2015)

Steven Isserlis, Richard Egarr - Gamba Sonatas: Bach, Handel, Scarlatti (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 333 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68045 | Time: 00:59:48

Steven Isserlis and Richard Egarr here assemble all the viola da gamba sonatas written by three composers born in the propitious year of 1685: one each by Handel and Domenico Scarlatti, and three by JS Bach. Isserlis plays them on the gamba’s modern cousin, the cello, and the microphone loves his playing, picking up all the nuances and scampering asides from his soft-spoken instrument which can sometimes get lost in big concert halls. Egarr on harpsichord matches Isserlis’s eloquence and rambunctious energy all the way. The dreamy, airy slow movement of Bach’s Sonata in G minor brings telling use of vibrato as Isserlis circles around Egarr, his playing at once idiomatic and soulful. An extra cellist reinforces the bass line in the Handel and Scarlatti, in which the composers give the harpsichordist only a framework; Egarr’s imaginative realisations ensure that even when Scarlatti is at his most repetitive, he is never dull.

Andrea Molteni - Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas (2022)

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Andrea Molteni - Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas (2022)

Andrea Molteni - Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas (2022)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 260 Mb | Total time: 75:08 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Piano Classics | # PCL10233 | Recorded: 2021

‘A strange but wonderful album’: one of the accolades for Andrea Molteni’s debut album on Piano Classics, of the piano works by his countrymen Dallapiccola and Petrassi (PCL10222). For a sequel, he turns to the endlessly inventive store of sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti, who drew on his own extraordinary abilities at the keyboard to produce the illusion of written improvisations within a basic two-part form which left routine formulas of keyboard composition farther and farther behind.

David Rowland, Christ College Choir, Cambridge - A. Scarlatti: Missa breve & Six Motets; D. Scarlatti: Stabat Mater (2009)

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David Rowland, Christ College Choir, Cambridge - A. Scarlatti: Missa breve & Six Motets; D. Scarlatti: Stabat Mater (2009)

David Rowland, Christ College Choir, Cambridge - Alessandro Scarlatti: Missa breve & Six Motets; Domenico Scarlatti: Stabat Mater (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 288 Mb | Total time: 59:33 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Regent Records | # REGCD283 | Recorded: 2008

The program is a strong point straight off here; the Alessandro Scarlatti Missa Breve and the Stabat Mater by his son Domenico are both rich, fascinating works that progressively deconstruct the model of making music around two (or more) separate choirs, a century old by the time the Scarlattis took it up. The Stabat Mater is a really lovely work, but it's been hampered in the repertory but uncertainty over performance practice; it's not clear how many singers should be used, or how they should be deployed in solos and massed groups (if any). It is not really a double-choir work at all but a mass in 10 parts, with those subdivided into various groupings including five plus five.

Jeanne Lamon, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra - Domenico Scarlatti: Salve Regina; Antonio Vivaldi: Stabat Mater (2003)

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Jeanne Lamon, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra - Domenico Scarlatti: Salve Regina; Antonio Vivaldi: Stabat Mater (2003)

Jeanne Lamon, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra - Domenico Scarlatti: Salve Regina; Antonio Vivaldi: Stabat Mater (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 273 Mb | Total time: 57:37 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Analekta | # FL 2 3171 | Recorded: 2003

Quebec contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux scored a top rating on her earlier Analekta disc of Handel Italian cantatas, and in that review I expressed a desire for more recordings from this sensational young singer. If you enjoyed the Handel program (and if you don't have it, get it), you'll be just as happy with this new disc that combines two famous Baroque solo-vocal works with some engaging, relentlessly upbeat orchestral selections from the same period. Lemieux continues to impress with her warm, true-contralto tone, fluid legatos, canny phrasing, and total command of the technical aspects of these justifiably popular yet challenging works.

John Kitchen - Instruments from the Russell Collection Vol. 1 (2001)

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John Kitchen - Instruments from the Russell Collection Vol. 1 (2001)

John Kitchen - Instruments from the Russell Collection Vol. 1 (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 472 Mb | Total time: 75:53 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Delphian | # DCD34001 | Recorded: 2000

This disc is intended to introduce a collection of keyboard instruments in Edinburgh, Scotland, but actually it accomplishes much more. The instruments featured here were built all over Europe, with the majority from the British Isles or France. They date from between 1586 and 1810, with the first example being an Italian virginal and the final one a fortepiano. Along the way come harpsichords of various kinds, a clavichord, and a small organ. Brief but relevant and engaging histories are given for each instrument.

Gabriela Montero - Baroque: Improvisations (2007)

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Gabriela Montero - Baroque: Improvisations (2007)

Gabriela Montero - Baroque: Improvisations (2007)
Vivaldi, Pachelbel, Handel, Albinoni, J.S. Bach, D. Scarlatti

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 144 Mb | Covers included
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI | # 50999 5 14837 2 2 | Time: 00:52:28

Gabriela’s extraordinary ability as an improviser, rare in the classical world, is fast becoming her trademark. The passion, poetic musicality and sense of structure Gabriela brings to classical works translate to her classy improvisations. And no matter how complex the variations, the original melody always emerges triumphantly from a musical tapestry that might weave blues, jazz, tango, Bach or Debussy into a multihued framework. Such a skill for improvisation – to blend a vast range of styles – makes Gabriela an extremely rare talent. In “Baroque” Gabriela takes some of the best known Baroque themes, including Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major, Albinoni’s Adagio, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Boccherini’s Minuet and Handel’s Water Music, and brings to her classy improvisations the same passion, poetic musicality and sense of structure that she brings to classical works.

Musica Pacifica - Francesco Mancini: Concerti da Camera (1999)

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Musica Pacifica - Francesco Mancini: Concerti da Camera (1999)

Musica Pacifica - Francesco Mancini: Concerti da Camera (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 414 Mb | Total time: 71:21 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Dorian | # DOR-93209 | Recorded: 1998

The concertos of Francesco Mancini (1672-1737) recorded here all come from a 1725 manuscript collection now in the Biblioteca del Conservatorio di Musica di Napoli…The collection is entitled "Concerti di Flauto, Violino, Violetta e Basso di Diversi Autori". Interestingly enough, in the individual part-books, the pieces are all called "sonatas". This discrepancy of nomenclature reflects the general fluidity of form throughout the Baroque era. The forms of pieces called "concerto", "quartet", "sonata", "canzona", and "fantasia" were not standardized, and the terms were frequently used interchangeably.

Federico Colli - Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas, Vol.1 (2018)

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Federico Colli - Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas, Vol.1 (2018)

Federico Colli - Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas, Vol.1 (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 219 Mb | Total time: 66:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10988 | Recorded: 2017

Chandos' new exclusive collaboration with the recent Salzburg and Leeds competition winner Federico Colli is kicking off with this first volume in a unique Scarlatti series. Playing on a modern Steinway, the Italian pianist internationally recognised for his intelligent, imaginative interpretations and impeccable technique here explores the keyboard sonatas of Scarlatti, taking a fresh approach from a philosophical angle, by grouping the compositions into 'chapters' in order to reflect the many contrasts of his life and his contradictory personality.

Lucas Debargue - Domenico Scarlatti: 52 Sonatas (2019)

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Lucas Debargue - Domenico Scarlatti: 52 Sonatas (2019)

Lucas Debargue - Domenico Scarlatti: 52 Sonatas (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 844 Mb | Total time: 03:54:58 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classics | # 19075944462 | Recorded: 2018

"Scarlatti" is the new album from the internationally renowned pianist Lucas Debargue. This stunning new album features 52 beautiful sonatas by Scarlatti—often considered ne of the most influential composers of the Baroque era. Debargue started taking piano lessons at the age of 11. At the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition , Debargue was awarded the coveted Moscow Music Critic’s Prize. Debargue has performed at numerous prestigious music venues including the Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Berlin Philharmonic hall , Carnegie Hall and the Concertgebouw. Debargue has won many awards including the highly regarded Echo Klassik award in 2017.

Pierre Hantai - Domenico Scarlatti: Volume 2 (2005)

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Pierre Hantai - Domenico Scarlatti: Volume 2 (2005)

Pierre Hantaï - Domenico Scarlatti: Volume 2 (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 514 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 193 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Mirare | # MIR 9920 | Time: 01:16:13

The astonishing technical variety and wide emotional range contained in Domenico Scarlatti’s keyboard sonatas make each and every encounter a rewarding adventure in which the listener is seldom left untouched. This is Pierre Hantaï’s third solo disc of Scarlatti’s sonatas though only the second in his current series for the Mirare label. It contains several pieces less frequently performed than others and with which many readers may find themselves unfamiliar. The first item, in fact, is one of only seven sonatas of Scarlatti’s that is a straightforward fugue. It is an uncharacteristically didactic piece, even a shade austere compared to the rest of Hantaï’s recital which contains a kaleidoscope of colourful images. What Hantaï seems to be emphasising in his choice is that elusive, somewhat abstracted improvisatory quality present in so many of the pieces and of which the Sonata in E major K 215 provides a well-sustained example. Generally speaking, Hantaï follows Ralph Kirkpatrick’s suggestion that Scarlatti probably intended to group his sonatas into pairs or occasionally threes according to key.