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Scott Ross - Domenico Scarlatti: Best Sonatas (1988)

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Scott Ross - Domenico Scarlatti: Best Sonatas (1988)

Scott Ross - Domenico Scarlatti: Best Sonatas (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 516 Mb | Total time: 77:03 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | 2292-45423-2 | Recorded: 1984, 1985

Ross's playing is fully worthy: he is lively, technically assured, rhythmically resilient and, above all, he conveys his enjoyment of the music, without eccentricity.
– The Penguin Guide

Richard Edlinger, Capella Istropolitana - Festliches Barock: Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Corelli, Telemann, Pachelbel (2002)

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Richard Edlinger, Capella Istropolitana - Festliches Barock: Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Corelli, Telemann, Pachelbel (2002)

Richard Edlinger, Capella Istropolitana - Festliches Barock: Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Corelli, Telemann, Pachelbel (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 775 Mb | Total time: 61:20+56:24+53:37 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.80640 | Recorded: 1987-89

The chamber orchestra Cappella Istropolitana was established in 1983. The musicians have in common their delight in making music and their enthusiasm for collective playing in a small ensemble. Most of them are both renowned experienced chamber musicians and soloists. The name ”Cappella Istropolitana” is derived from the Latin word Istropolis – town on the Danube.

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!

Aline Zylberajch - Domenico Scarlatti: Sonates (2005)

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Aline Zylberajch - Domenico Scarlatti: Sonates (2005)

Aline Zylberajch - Domenico Scarlatti: Sonates (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 239 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ambronay | # AMY002 | Time: 01:05:13

Reflecting the exceptional sound-world of Ambronay Abbey, Ambronay's CDs initiate musical experiences opening up a world of imagination and emotions. 'A new invention for Maria Barbara? The Queen of Spain and Portugal ordered from Bratolomeo Cristofori, creator of the pianoforte, five of his percious instruments for her music master, Domenico Scarlatti. Denzil Wraight, pre-eminent specialist of early Italian keyboards, has built the magnificent 56-note single-manual Cristofori-Ferrini instrument used on this recording - from which Aline Zylberajch unfolds a wealth of colours and shades hitherto unknown. An aesthetic, emotional revelation.

Nikolai Demidenko - Domenico Scarlatti: 20 Keyboard Sonatas (2005) [Re-Up]

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Nikolai Demidenko - Domenico Scarlatti: 20 Keyboard Sonatas (2005) [Re-Up]

Nikolai Demidenko - Domenico Scarlatti: 20 Keyboard Sonatas (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 262 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 216 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: AGPL München | # AGPL 1-009 | Time: 01:10:22

Nikolai Demidenko is a celebrated piano virtuoso, considered a leading exponent of the Russian school of playing. His blend of technical brilliance and musical vision have earned him consistent raves since he first emerged on the international scene in the mid-1980s, and he has become a musical fixture in his adopted home of Great Britain, where he gained citizenship in 1995. Demidenko began playing before the age of five, learning on his grandfather's old, beaten-up piano. By the age of six, he was a student of Anna Kantor (Evgeny Kissin's teacher) at the Gnessin School of Music. An obstinate student who disliked scales and technique, Demidenko still made swift progress, and he eventually entered the Moscow Conservatory. There, he studied with Dmitri Bashkirov, whom Demidenko credits with fostering his more individual qualities as a player, as well as ironing out the remaining wrinkles in his technique. Reaching the finals of both the 1976 Montreal competition and the 1978 Tchaikovsky competition in Moscow (where he played through an acute case of the flu) served as a final springboard to professional recognition.

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 - A.Scarlatti: Missa breve & Six Motets; D.Scarlatti: Stabat Mater (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 286 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. The Choir of Christ's College treats it mostly as a choral work, with soloists used in some of the more purely operatic moments. The soloists have more to do in the Missa Breve, where the two-group structure serves as a basis for vocally flowery solo-choir contrasts.

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. In personal booklet notes Colli reveals: 'I conceived a map of a journey into transcendental thought, beyond the works' phenomenological meaning. Each chapter has a title and the individual sonatas in each chapter refer back to the permeating image of its basic idea.' This album is an exceptional start to what promises to be an exciting, long-lasting partnership.

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Domenico Scarlatti: Tolomeo et Alessandro ovvero La corona disprezzata (2010)

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Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Domenico Scarlatti: Tolomeo et Alessandro ovvero La corona disprezzata (2010)

Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco - Domenico Scarlatti: Tolomeo et Alessandro ovvero La corona disprezzata (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 753 Mb | Total time: 57:38+54:51+44:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 28947640349 | Recorded: 2009

Universally admired for his keyboard music, the vocal music of Domenico Scarlatti has until very recently been largely ignored. For many years, the opera Tolomeo e Alessandro was known only from a manuscript of Act I in a private collection in Milan. Recently the entire opera turned up in England and surprisingly revealed that Domenico was after all a very fine dramatic composer, perhaps even more appealingly so than his father Alessandro. It is tempting to think that Handel, whose Tolomeo uses the same libretto, may have known this setting by his old friend, 'Mimmo', and tried to outdo him in setting the same texts to music. He was not always successful.

Daniele Boccaccio, Ensemble Seicento Italiano, Lavinia Bertotti - Domenico Scarlatti: Cantate da Camera (2008)

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Daniele Boccaccio, Ensemble Seicento Italiano,  Lavinia Bertotti - Domenico Scarlatti: Cantate da Camera (2008)

Daniele Boccaccio, Ensemble Seicento Italiano, Lavinia Bertotti - Domenico Scarlatti: Cantate da Camera (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 637 Mb | Total time: 68:56+62:40 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 93361 | Recorded: 2000

During his lifetime, from his Neapolitan years to his Spanish sojourn, Domenico Scarlatti cultivated the “cantata” genre, composing at least about sixty works – those of uncertain attribution and his Serenades excluded. Other cantatas are likely to emerge once the uncatalogued funds are systematically scanned. Since in those years the cantata was a genre on the wane, this high number is revealing of Scarlatti’s uninterrupted link with the baroque tradition, an age in which the cantata had reached its climax as an extremely refined genre, the place for daring experimentation, and exquisite writing, the appropriate gym for high craftsmanship, as expected by the elitist audience for which it was intended. The manuscripts date from 1699 to 1724.

Florian Heyerick, Ex Tempore - Alessandro, Francesco e Domenico: Polyphonic Music of the Scarlatti Family (2005)

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Florian Heyerick, Ex Tempore - Alessandro, Francesco e Domenico: Polyphonic Music of the Scarlatti Family (2005)

Florian Heyerick, Ex Tempore - Alessandro, Francesco e Domenico: Polyphonic Music of the Scarlatti Family (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 308 Mb | Total time: 70:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Et'cetera | # KTC 1298 | Recorded: 2005

The Scarlatti family is one of many musical dynasties in music history. Only two of its number are still well-known today: Alessandro and his son Domenico. Alessandro was born in Palermo as the second son of Pietro Scarlata - the family name in its original form - who was active as a tenor. During his career Alessandro lived and worked in several cities: Rome, Naples and Venice. At a young age he was already a famous and much sought-after composer. His younger brother Francesco – almost forgotten today - was less lucky. He was appointed as violinist at the royal court in Naples in 1684, but returned to Palermo in 1691, and stayed there for about 24 years. He tried to find appointments at the courts of Vienna and Naples, but failed. In 1719 he travelled to London, where he participated in public concerts. In 1733 he went to Dublin, where he seems to have died in 1741 or soon after. Domenico suffered tribulations too. It was only after the death of his father that he felt completely free to follow his own path, although he had left Italy five years earlier, in 1720.

Andreas Staier Edition: D. Scarlatti, Bach, Telemann, Boccherini, Dussek, Haydn [10CDs] (2011)

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Andreas Staier Edition: D. Scarlatti, Bach, Telemann, Boccherini, Dussek, Haydn [10CDs] (2011)

Andreas Staier Edition: D. Scarlatti, J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, Telemann, Boccherini, Dussek, Haydn [10CDs] (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 3.35 Gb | Total time: 11:43:27 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 88697974472 | Recorded: 1990-1995

Staier studied piano and harpsichord in the Hochschule für Musik in Hanover and Amsterdam. He studied piano with Kurt Bauer and Erika Haase, and harpsichord with Lajos Rovatkay. From 1983 to 1986 he was the harpsichord soloist for the ensemble Musica Antiqua Köln, touring frequently. At the same time he continued his studies in interpretation of classical and post-classical music on the fortepiano. He resigned from the ensemble in 1986 to embark on his solo career on both harpsichord and fortepiano. He became a touring fortepiano soloist, an accompanist for lieder, and a piano soloist for the ensemble Les Adieux. Between 1987 and 1996 he was Dozent for Cembalo at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel. Staier has gained a reputation as a distinguished harpsichordist, fortepiano soloist, and chamber music performer. His repertoire includes the music of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. As soloist he has performed with Concerto Köln, the Freiburg Barockorchester, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, and the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées Paris. In the field of chamber music he has had a partnerships with such artists as Christoph Prégardien, Anne Sofie von Otter, Pedro Memelsdorff, Alexei Lubimov and Christine Schornsheim. Staier has made a number of recordings, primarily of music from the Baroque through early Romantic eras, and he has performed often on the BBC. He was awarded the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik (2002 and 2011) and the Prätorius Musikpreis (2008). His Mozart recording 'am Stein Vis-à-vis' was awarded a Diapason d'Or of the year 2007.