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D. Scarlatti: Sonatas / Hewitt


Release Date: 02/05/2016 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 67613   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Angela Hewitt
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Canadian Baroque keyboard specialist par excellence Angela Hewitt turns to the rich seam of Domenico Scarlatti's keyboard sonatas. The prolific Italian composer wrote over 555 sonatas in his lifetime. For this collection, Hewitt performs sixteen of the composer's finest sonatas, including the ever-popular Sonata in E Major, Kk. 380.

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Reviews:

Angela Hewitt responds intuitively and alluringly to the multi-faceted character of these sonatas.

– BBC Music Magazine

With so much experience playing music of the Baroque, you'd expect something highly personal from Hewitt. Even in a sonata as well known as the lilting Kk9, we hear it afresh, with no turn of
Read more phrase going unconsidered. In the bustling Kk159, replete with horn calls, she reveals as much interest in the inner parts as in the outer ones.

– Gramophone

Hewitt's dancing sense of rhythm and playfulness in the bravura Kk29 in D, or the “As fast as possible” G major, Kk427, is irresistible, as is her cantabile emulation of the greatest 18th-century singers in the aria-like slow sonatas…as in her admired Bach recordings, Hewitt’s crisp articulation conveys an impression of Scarlatti’s original harpsichord.

– Sunday Times (UK) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 9/L 413 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Angela Hewitt (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1738 
Venue:  Beethovensaal, Hannover 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
2.
Sonata for Harpsichord in C major, K 159/L 104 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Angela Hewitt (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Venue:  Beethovensaal, Hannover 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
3.
Sonata for Harpsichord in B minor, K 87/L 33 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Angela Hewitt (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Venue:  Beethovensaal, Hannover 
Length: 6 Minutes 20 Secs. 
4.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 29/L 461 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Angela Hewitt (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1738 
Venue:  Beethovensaal, Hannover 
Length: 5 Minutes 25 Secs. 
5.
Sonata for Harpsichord in A major, K 113/L 345 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Angela Hewitt (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Venue:  Beethovensaal, Hannover 
Length: 4 Minutes 20 Secs. 
6.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 430/L 463 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Angela Hewitt (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Venue:  Beethovensaal, Hannover 
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 
7.
Sonata for Harpsichord in G minor, K 8/L 488 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Angela Hewitt (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1738 
Venue:  Beethovensaal, Hannover 
Length: 4 Minutes 42 Secs. 
8.
Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, K 13/L 486 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Angela Hewitt (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1738 
Venue:  Beethovensaal, Hannover 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
9.
Sonata for Harpsichord in B minor, K 27/L 449 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Angela Hewitt (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1738 
Venue:  Beethovensaal, Hannover 
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs. 
10.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 140/L 107 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Angela Hewitt (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Venue:  Beethovensaal, Hannover 
Length: 4 Minutes 13 Secs. 
11.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 141/L 422 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Angela Hewitt (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Venue:  Beethovensaal, Hannover 
Length: 4 Minutes 28 Secs. 
12.
Sonata for Harpsichord in F minor, K 69/L 382 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Angela Hewitt (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Venue:  Beethovensaal, Hannover 
Length: 5 Minutes 39 Secs. 
13.
Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, K 427/L 286 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Angela Hewitt (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Venue:  Beethovensaal, Hannover 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
14.
Sonata for Harpsichord in A minor, K 109/L 138 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Angela Hewitt (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Venue:  Beethovensaal, Hannover 
Length: 8 Minutes 11 Secs. 
15.
Sonata for Harpsichord in E major, K 380/L 23 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Angela Hewitt (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Venue:  Beethovensaal, Hannover 
Length: 7 Minutes 11 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Most enjoyable March 15, 2016 By S. Brown (Christiansburg, VA) See All My Reviews "I just automatically buy each new Angela Hewitt as it comes out, and have never been disappointed. This is no exception. I'd rank her up with my treasured Horowitz cd of Scarlatti, and she has better sonics, a frankly better piano, and (dare I say it) a more feminine slant on those works that benefit from that view. I'm not going to ignore Vladimir at all, but Angela is a welcome addition to the catalog of these works." Report Abuse
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