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Scarlatti: 14 Sonatas / Bonaventura


Release Date: 06/26/2007 
Label:  Centaur Records   Catalog #: 2787   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Anthony di Bonaventura
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"As ever, Mr. di Bonaventura plays with pristine clarity, exquisite technique and impeccable musicianship. He has long had a special affinity for Scarlatti's single-movement sonatas. For this program of 14 works he has chosen some of the less familiar sonatas, like the capricious A flat (K. 127), an elusive piece that keeps shifting moods: by turns playful, episodic and curious. Mr. di Bonaventura vividly conveys the fanfares, hunting calls and Spanish-influenced dance rhythms that run through this music, as in the jocular Sonata in E (K. 216). And he elegantly articulates Scarlatti's intricate contrapuntal writing, which threads through boldly shifting modes and keys in these inventive pieces. The pensive and elegant Sonata in C minor Read more (K. 302) comes across as a work of astounding nobility and harmonic ingenuity. This recording is worth the wait." -- ANTHONY TOMMASINI, The New York Times 11/11/2007 Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, K 523/L 490 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Anthony di Bonaventura (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
2. Sonata for Harpsichord in C major, K 487/L 205 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Anthony di Bonaventura (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
3. Sonata for Harpsichord in E major, K 216/L 273 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Anthony di Bonaventura (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
4. Sonata for Harpsichord in C minor, K 302/L 7 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Anthony di Bonaventura (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
5. Sonata for Harpsichord in A flat major, K 127/L 186 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Anthony di Bonaventura (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
6. Sonata for Harpsichord in B flat major, K 551/L 396 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Anthony di Bonaventura (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
7. Sonata for Harpsichord in F minor, K 519/L 475 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Anthony di Bonaventura (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
8. Sonata for Harpsichord in E flat major, K 474/L 203 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Anthony di Bonaventura (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
9. Sonata for Harpsichord in C major, K 527/L 458 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Anthony di Bonaventura (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
10. Sonata for Harpsichord in C major, K 461/L 8 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Anthony di Bonaventura (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
11. Sonata for Harpsichord in A major, K 208/L 238 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Anthony di Bonaventura (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
12. Sonata for Harpsichord in F minor, K 239/L 281 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Anthony di Bonaventura (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
13. Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 45/L 265 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Anthony di Bonaventura (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
14. Sonata for Harpsichord in A major, K 39/L 391 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Anthony di Bonaventura (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1739 

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