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Scarlatti - Highlights from the Complete Sonatas

NI5822
£19.99

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The increasing popularity of Scarlatti’s music is due to a number of factors, but largely to his uncanny knack of immediately grabbing the listener’s attention with innovative ideas, captured within the short framework of a ‘simple’ binary form sonata. Selecting a series of sonatas that would form a ‘favourites’ CD really was the most extraordinarily difficult task as there are very few in the five hundred and sixty or so opus that don’t actually live up to expectations; there is always something novel that has an instant appeal. It’s rather like reading a good book that once begun, is difficult to leave. Just when I had whittled my selection of sonatas down to a mere three hundred, another becomes a strong contender that you simply cannot omit; you can see what I mean ...

Scarlatti - Highlights from the Complete Sonatas

Tracks

CD 1 Total playing time 79.49

1 K24 A major 4.59

2 K141 D minor 4.15

3 K124 G major 4.36

4 K27 B minor 2.19

5 K511 D major 1.29

6 K513 D minor 3.49

7 K515 C major 3.31

8 K516 D minor 3.18

9 K517 D minor 3.17

10 K523 G major 2.31

11 K380 E major 3.20

12 K87 B minor 3.23

13 K125 G major 2.35

14 K432 G major 2.38

15 K429 A major * 3.32

16 K430 D major * 2.57

17 K441 B-flat major 1.59

18 K447 F-sharp minor 1.30

19 K314 G major 3.27

20 K370 E-flat major 2.16

21 K122 D major 2.51

22 K123 G major 3.25

23 K126 C minor 3.43

24 K134 E major 2.54

25 K251 C major 1.54

26 K137 D major 3.25

 

CD 2 Total playing time 79.15   * played on the fortepiano

1 K455 G major 1.56

2 K460 C major 3.16

3 K461 C major 4.12

4 K145 D major 4.35

5 K146 G major 2.40

6 K147 D major 3.56  

7 K56 C minor 2.08

8 K9 D minor 1.56

9 K33 D major 1.59

10 K202 B-flat major 6.03

11 K434 D minor * 3.21

12 K260 G major 7.37

13 K206 E major 5.31

14 K415 D major * 3.18

15 K205 F major 4.31

16 K333 D major 2.43

17 K239 F minor 3.54

18 K520 G major 4.30

19 K490 D major 2.43

20 K491 D major 2.46

21 K492 D major 2.20

22 K57 B-flat major 3.20

 

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