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Scarlatti Vol 3 / Pierre Hantaï


Release Date: 02/14/2006 
Label:  Mirare   Catalog #: 7   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Pierre Hantaï
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


Pierre Hantaï may not intend to record the complete Scarlatti sonatas, yet that doesn't make him any less than the complete Scarlatti player--indeed, the Scarlatti player of his generation. His sophisticated technical mastery and deep musical insights begin where many harpsichordists leave off. Play track 5 first, the G minor K. 8 sonata, and notice how Hantaï enriches the basic dotted rhythmic motif with just the smallest yet most meaningful dash of rubato, or hear how he intensifies repeated phrases by varying the velocity of the left-hand arpeggiated chords. He divines uncommon expressive variety from his fastidiously executed trills and scales in the C minor K. 526 sonata, and
Read more in the F minor K. 466 sonata he creates a vibrant dialogue between the plaintive right-hand melody and the rolling left-hand accompaniment. Here the dulcet, sweetly singing Italian model instrument (by Philippe Humeau à Barbaste) particularly shows its colors.


Yet Hantaï also revels in blatantly virtuosic selections such as the D major K. 511, C minor K. 56, and D minor K. 517, where his rhythmically-centered fingerwork and impeccable sense of harmonic timing make even Scott Ross' ebullience seem generalized by comparison. What more can I say about Hantaï's cultured artistry and Mirare's classy production values? Buy this disc, and your Scarlatti portfolio will flourish and prosper. [3/17/2006]
--Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 213/L 108 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Pierre Hantaï (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
2.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 214/L 165 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Pierre Hantaï (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Italy 
3.
Sonata for Harpsichord in B minor, K 227/L 347 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Pierre Hantaï (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
4.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 511/L 314 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Pierre Hantaï (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
5.
Sonata for Harpsichord in G minor, K 8/L 488 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Pierre Hantaï (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1738 
6.
Sonata for Harpsichord in C minor, K 56/G 356 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Pierre Hantaï (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
7.
Sonata for Harpsichord in F major, K 468/L 226 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Pierre Hantaï (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
8.
Sonata for Harpsichord in F major, K 525/L 188 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Pierre Hantaï (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
9.
Sonata for Harpsichord in F minor, K 466/L 118 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Pierre Hantaï (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
10.
Sonata for Harpsichord in F major, K 366/L 119 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Pierre Hantaï (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
11.
Sonata for Harpsichord in F major, K 276/L S20 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Pierre Hantaï (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
12.
Sonata for Harpsichord in F major, K 151/L 330 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Pierre Hantaï (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
13.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 517/L 266 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Pierre Hantaï (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
14.
Sonata for Harpsichord in B minor, K 27/L 449 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Pierre Hantaï (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1738 
15.
Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, K 146/L 349 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Pierre Hantaï (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
16.
Sonata for Harpsichord in C minor, K 526/L 456 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Pierre Hantaï (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 

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