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Variations On A Theme By Scarlatti / Matan Porat

Scarlatti / Bach / Boulez / Chopin / Porat
Release Date: 10/08/2013 
Label:  Mirare   Catalog #: 213   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Domenico ScarlattiFrançois CouperinLeos JanácekFelix Mendelssohn,   ... 
Performer:  Matan Porat
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Matan Porat is a rising star of a new generation of pianist-composers. For this Mirare recording, Porat has created a visionary program centered around Scarlatti's Sonata in D minor K32. The 24 pieces that follow - from Bach to Boulez by way of Chopin and Debussy - all use the same motif, as if they were all variations on a theme. The result is a fascinating network of correspondences and interconnections that, strangely, make us listen in an entirely new way. Matan Porat is a rising star of a new generation of pianist-composers. For this Mirare recording, Porat has created a visionary program centered around Scarlatti's Sonata in D minor K32. The 24 pieces that follow - from Bach to Boulez by way of Chopin and Debussy - all use the same motif, as if they were all variations on a theme. The result is a fascinating network of correspondences and interconnections that, strangely, make us listen in an entirely new way. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 32/L 423 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Matan Porat (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1739 
2.
Pičces de clavecin, Book 3: Ordre 19 in D minor/D major - La muse Plantine by François Couperin
Performer:  Matan Porat (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1722; Paris, France 
3.
Intimate Sketches: no 5, Jen slepý osud? (Just blind fate) by Leos Janácek
Performer:  Matan Porat (Piano)
4.
Songs without words, vol 5, Op. 62: no 1, Andante espressivo in G major "May Breezes" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Matan Porat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
5.
Mikrokosmos, Sz 107: Book 6, no 142, From the Diary of a Fly by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Matan Porat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926-1939; Budapest, Hungary 
6.
Fantasies (7) for Piano, Op. 116: no 5, Intermezzo in E minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Matan Porat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Austria 
7.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 77/Op. 17: no 2 in E minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Matan Porat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1833; Paris, France 
8.
Notations (12) for Piano: no 11 by Pierre Boulez
Performer:  Matan Porat (Piano)
9.
Waldszenen, Op. 82: no 7, Vogel als Prophet by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Matan Porat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848-1849; Germany 
10.
Gnossiennes (6) for Piano: no 2, Avec étonnement by Erik Satie
Performer:  Matan Porat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890; France 
11.
Préludes, Book 1: no 6, Des pas sur la neige by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Matan Porat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; France 
12.
Partita for Keyboard no 1 in B flat major, BWV 825: Gigue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Matan Porat (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
13.
Dolls' Dances (7) for Piano, Op. 91c: Lyrical Waltz by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Matan Porat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952-1962; USSR 
14.
Toccata no 1 by George Antheil
Performer:  Matan Porat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
15.
Morceaux (18) for Piano, Op. 72: no 3, Tendres reproches by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Matan Porat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
16.
Bagatelles (7) for Piano, Op. 33: no 7 in A flat major, Presto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Matan Porat (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801-1802; Vienna, Austria 
17.
Notations (12) for Piano: no 4 by Pierre Boulez
Performer:  Matan Porat (Piano)
18.
Gigue for Keyboard in G major, K 574 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Matan Porat (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Vienna, Austria 
19.
Années de pčlerinage, premičre année, S 160 "Suisse": no 6, Vallée d'Obermann by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Matan Porat (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848-1854; Weimar, Germany 
20.
Musica ricercata (11) for Piano: no 5, Rubato. Lamentoso by György Ligeti
Performer:  Matan Porat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951-1953; Hungary 
21.
Játékok (Games), for piano: Part 2. VI/10 Doina by György Kurtág
Performer:  Matan Porat (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1973; Hungary 
22.
Notations (12) for Piano: no 8 by Pierre Boulez
Performer:  Matan Porat (Piano)
23.
Vers la flamme, Op. 72 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Matan Porat (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; Russia 
24.
Improvisation by Matan Porat
Performer:  Matan Porat (Piano)
25.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 32/L 423 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Matan Porat (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1739 

Sound Samples

Sonata in D Minor K.32
19čme Ordre: La Muse-Plantine
Intimate Sketches: Just blind fate?
Lied ohne Worte, Op. 62, No. 1
Lyric Piece, Op. 12, No. 1
Mikrokosmos: From the Diary of a Fly
Intermezzo in E Minor, Op. 116, No.5
Mazurka in E minor Op. 17, No. 2
Notation No. 11
Waldszenen, Op. 82: Vogel als Prophet
Gnossienne No. 2
Préludes, Livre 1: Des pas sur la neige
Gigue from Partita No. 1 BWV 825
Dances of the Dolls, Op. 91b: Lyric Waltz
Toccata No. 1
18 Pičces, Opus 72: Tendres reproches
Bagatelle in A Flat Major, Op. 33, No. 7
Notation No. 4
Gigue in G Major K574
Années de pčlerinage: Vallée d?Obermann
Musica ricercata: V. Rubato. Lamentoso
Játékok: Doina
Notation No. 8
Vers la flamme, Opus 72
Improvisation
Sonata in D Minor K.32

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