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Andreas Staier - D. Scarlatti, Soler, Boccherini: Sonatas & Fandangos (2019)

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Andreas Staier - D. Scarlatti, Soler, Boccherini: Sonatas & Fandangos (2019)

Andreas Staier - D. Scarlatti, Soler, Boccherini: Sonatas & Fandangos (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 827 Mb | Total time: 73:54+65:23 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato Veritas | # 0190295543174 | Recorded: 1995, 1998

Scarlatti published just 30 of his 550 or so keyboard sonatas. They appeared in London in 1738/9 under the title Essercizi per gravicembalo ('Keyboard exercises'). In the preface he warned players: "Do not expect, whether you be amateur or professional, to find any profound intention in these compositions, but rather an ingenious jesting with art." Scarlatti's sonatas are perhaps most famous for their flamboyant Hispanic touches, with hints of the rhythms and melodies of Spanish folk music. (The composer, born in Naples, spent 25 years in Madrid.) During his lifetime his music was not widely circulated and it's impact and influence was largely restricted to composers like Sebastián de Albero and Antonio Soler who, like Scarlatti himself, had connections with the royal household of Spain.

Ksenija Sidorova - Classical Accordion: J.S.Bach; D. Scarlatti; Mozart; Berio; Schnittke; Nordheim; Takahashi; Piazzolla (2011)

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Ksenija Sidorova - Classical Accordion: J.S.Bach; D. Scarlatti; Mozart; Berio; Schnittke; Nordheim; Takahashi; Piazzolla (2011)

Ksenija Sidorova - Classical Accordion (2011)
J.S.Bach; D. Scarlatti; Mozart; Berio; Schnittke; Nordheim; Takahashi; Piazzolla

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 313 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb | Scans ~ 98 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Champs Hill Records | # CHRCD019 | Time: 01:08:28

The winner of numerous international competitions, the brilliant young accordion player Ksenija Sidorova here presents her debut recording; a recital for solo classical accordion. A particularly accomplished artist, Ksenija has collaborated with many leading musicians (including the Belcea Quartet, and Valergy Gergiev with the CBSO), and won numerous awards and accolades. Still an underexploited resource in western classical music, the accordion has had a fast-increasing amount of music written for it since the mid-20th Century. Here, Ksenija Sidrova brings a varied recital featuring some of the best contemporary compositions for the classical accordion, alongside transcriptions of well-known works. No composer has been transcribed more often than Bach; but the accordion - heard here in Bachs Overture in the French Style - brings an advantage that few other instruments can offer; its notes do not die away as soon as they are sounded. This allows an array of colouristic possibilities, denied to other musicians.

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli plays Beethoven, Galuppi and D. Scarlatti (2005/1962)

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Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli plays Beethoven, Galuppi and D. Scarlatti (2005/1962)

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli plays Beethoven, Galuppi and D. Scarlatti (2005/1962)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 4,31 Gb (DVD5) | 84 min
Classical | Opus Arte

The legendary Italian pianist Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (1920 - 1995), playing at the height of his powers, performs two Beethoven sonatas in an historic recording now digitally restored and re-mastered. He also plays earlier sonatas by Scarlatti and Galuppi. Michelangeli's fine control and perfect clarity - always present in his playing - have positioned him as one of the most outstanding recording artists of any generation.

The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - Iste Confessor: The Sacred Music Of Domenico Scarlatti (2001) [Re-Up]

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The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - Iste Confessor: The Sacred Music Of Domenico Scarlatti (2001) [Re-Up]

The Sixteen, Harry Christophers - Iste Confessor: The Sacred Music Of Domenico Scarlatti (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 223 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: CORO | # COR16003 | Time: 00:59:32

First and foremost, Domenico Scarlatti is regarded as the greatest composer of binary harpsichord sonatas of all time, and that is as it should be: he wrote more than 600 of them and many are constantly recorded and played. However, early in his Italian career, Scarlatti developed a proven track record as a composer of sacred music, some of it under the watchful eye of his father, Alessandro Scarlatti, believed by many at the time as the top composer of the age. The fact most readily observed in regard to Domenico's sacred music is that his Stabat mater, composed in 1717 or 1718, was the work within that genre replaced in Rome by Giovanni Pergolesi's Stabat mater around 1735. The Scarlatti work was conceived in a different style to different strictures; while it has become the most recorded of Scarlatti's sacred works, it definitely suffers when paired with the Pergolesi owing to its immediacy and familiarity. On Coro's Iste Confessor, the Sixteen led by Harry Christophers widely opt for Scarlatti's own, other sacred music as filler to the "Stabat mater with results fairer to the composer and quite favorable to listeners.

George Guest, St John's College Choir, Roger Norrington, Schütz Choir - Pergolesi, D.Scarlatti, Bononcini: Stabat Mater (1995)

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George Guest, St John's College Choir, Roger Norrington, Schütz Choir - Pergolesi, D.Scarlatti, Bononcini: Stabat Mater (1995)

George Guest, St John's College Choir, Roger Norrington, Schütz Choir - Pergolesi, D. Scarlatti, A. Bononcini: Stabat Mater (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 645 Mb | Total time: 141:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | # 443 868-2 | Recorded: 1966, 1973, 1977, 1978

This anthology of devotional music from 18th-century Venice and Naples offers an interesting and varied programme. Best known is Pergolesi’s Stabat mater, but the settings by Domenico Scarlatti and Bononcini stand well in comparison. The motets by Lotti, Caldara and Alessandro Scarlatti are real discoveries; Norrington’s performances of the latter are particularly fine. Guest’s Pergolesi suffers from a focus of sound which makes the interpretation seem somewhat generalised. However, all these performances give pleasure, while the music is melodically fresh and rhythmically vital.

Jean Rondeau - Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas (2018)

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Jean Rondeau - Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas (2018)

Jean Rondeau - Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 509 Mb | Total time: 81:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | # 9029563368 | Recorded: 2018

For his third Erato album of harpsichord music, Jean Rondeau turns to Domenico Scarlatti and some 20 of the often-dazzling sonatas that the Neapolitan composer wrote during his years at the royal court in Madrid. Imbued with the spirit of the dance, they are works that Rondeau uses “to tell a story for the people who will listen to an album from beginning to end …

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.

Lilianna Stawarz, Musicae Antiquae Collegium Varsoviense - Domenico Scarlatti: Tetide in Sciro (2001)

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Lilianna Stawarz, Musicae Antiquae Collegium Varsoviense - Domenico Scarlatti: Tetide in Sciro (2001)

Lilianna Stawarz, Musicae Antiquae Collegium Varsoviense - Domenico Scarlatti: Tetide in Sciro (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 389 Mb | Total time: 82:16 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Pro Musica Camerata | # PMC 031 | Recorded: 2000

Dramma per musica in three acts by Domenico Scarlatti to a libretto by Capece [Capeci], Carlo Sigismondo; Rome, Queen Maria Casimira’s private theatre in the Palazzo Zuccari, ?10 January 1712.

María Espada, Forma Antiqva - Sopra Scarlatti: Cantate à voce sola di soprano di Domenico Scarlatti (2008)

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María Espada, Forma Antiqva - Sopra Scarlatti: Cantate à voce sola di soprano di Domenico Scarlatti  (2008)

María Espada, Forma Antiqva - Sopra Scarlatti: Cantate à voce sola di soprano di Domenico Scarlatti (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 274 Mb | Total time: 60:53 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Arsis | # ARSIS 4246 | Recorded: 2008

Si hablamos de Domenico Scarlatti lo primero que nos viene a la cabeza son sus más de quinientas sonatas para clave, plenas de virtuosismo, hondura y elegancia, que siempre han tentado a los clavecinistas más osados. Sin embargo, en la producción de Scarlatti hay otras composiciones igualmente interesantes y exquisitas, y buena muestra de ellas nos ofrece el joven al tiempo que brillante conjunto asturiano Forma Antiqva en su último disco –Sopra Scarlatti– que es una maravilla del principio al fin… y la prueba fehaciente de que los músicos españoles tienen mucho y bueno que decir.

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.

La Tempestad, Olalla Aleman, Xavier Sabata - Sopranos y Castrati en el Londres de Farinelli 'Caro dardo' (2008)

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La Tempestad, Olalla Aleman, Xavier Sabata - Sopranos y Castrati en el Londres de Farinelli 'Caro dardo' (2008)

La Tempestad, Olalla Alemán, Xavier Sabata - Sopranos y Castrati en el Londres de Farinelli 'Caro dardo' (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 316 Mb | Total time: 57:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Musica Antigua Aranjuez | # MAA 006 | Recorded: 2007

La Tempestad se ha presentado al público en Festivales como los de Aranjuez, Cádiz, Sevilla, Marbella, Murcia, Santillana del Mar, Valladolid, Almería, Daroca, Zaragoza, etc. Sus miembros, formados en importantes conservatorios europeos (Toulouse, Viena, Amsterdam, La Haya), han formado parte de Al Ayre Español, La Real Cámara, El Concierto Español, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Orchestra of the XVIII Century, European Union Baroque Orchestra, La Stravaganza, Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla, etc., con quienes han actuado por España, Europa, Israel y China.

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) ~ 309 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.

Balazs Szokolay - Domenico Scarlatti: Piano Sonatas (1989)

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Balazs Szokolay - Domenico Scarlatti: Piano Sonatas (1989)

Balázs Szokolay - Domenico Scarlatti: Piano Sonatas (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 200 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.550252 | Time: 01:07:13

The Hungarian pianist Balázs Sozkolay was born in Budapest 1961, the son of a mother who is a pianist and a father who is a composer and professor at the Ferenc Liszt Academy. He started learning the piano when he was five and in 1970 entered the preparatory class of the Budapest Music Academy, where he completed his studies with Pál Kadosa and Zoltán Kocsis in 1983 .He later spent two years at the Academy of Music in Munich, with a West German government scholarship. Balázs Szokolay made an early international appearance with Péter Nagy at the Salzburg Interforum in 1979, and in 1983 substituted for Nikita Magaloff in Belgrade in a performance of the Piano Concerto No.1 of Brahms. He is now a soloist with the Hungarian State Orchestra and has given concerts in a number of countries abroad, including Austria, Switzerland, France, Italy, Poland, the Soviet Union, Bulgaria and Czechoslovakia. In September, 1987, he made his recital début at the Royal Festival Hall in London.

Robert Scandrett, Western Washington University Concert Choir Bellingham - Domenico Scarlatti: Geistliche Chorwerke (2012)

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Robert Scandrett, Western Washington University Concert Choir Bellingham - Domenico Scarlatti: Geistliche Chorwerke (2012)

Robert Scandrett, Western Washington University Concert Choir Bellingham - Domenico Scarlatti: Geistliche Chorwerke (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 283 Mb | Total time: 65:42 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Carus Classics | 83.320 | Recorded: 1991

You can't help but get the idea that Domenico Scarlatti rather lived under the shadow of his father Alessandro. It is only with his move to the Iberian peninsula that his career seems to liven up. Very few of his surviving choral and vocal works live up to the imagination at play in the keyboard sonatas. His vocal works were highly regarded by his contemporaries and Charles Burney was admiring indeed. Remarkably, as recently as 1941, only his Stabat Mater had appeared in a modern edition. It was during the centenary in 1985 that new music was discovered and made available.

Gabriela Montero - Baroque Album (2007)

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Gabriela Montero - Baroque Album (2007)

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

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

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.