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Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas For Viola D'amore & Harpsichord

Scarlatti / Losito / Coen
Release Date: 09/27/2011 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 94242   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Valerio LositoAndrea Coen
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

There are a number of sonatas in Scarlatti’s vast output that can be categorised as ‘melo-bass sonata’. The combination in these of a monodic, figured bass and a highly linear upper part has had contemporary scholars look afresh and consider if these works were intended not for solo harpsichord but for a combination of keyboard and a high melodic instrument. These are delightful reconstructions of what ‘might have been’ and present these solo keyboard sonatas in a new light.

It is possible that Scarlatti knew Vivaldi’s concertos for viola d’amore, and some of Vivaldi’s techniques appear to have been appropriated by Scarlatti, and his polyphonic writing makes full use of the instruments resonances. Certainly the writing fits
Read more the viola d’amore very well – especially K88.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in D minor, K 90/L 106 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Valerio Losito (Viola d'amore), Andrea Coen (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Venue:  Santa Maria in Vallicella, Refettorio de 
Length: 9 Minutes 4 Secs. 
2.
Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in G major, K 91/L 176 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Andrea Coen (Harpsichord), Valerio Losito (Viola d'amore)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Venue:  Santa Maria in Vallicella, Refettorio de 
Length: 7 Minutes 19 Secs. 
3.
Sonata for Harpsichord in c-C-c, K 73/L 217 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Andrea Coen (Harpsichord), Valerio Losito (Viola d'amore)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1738 
Venue:  Santa Maria in Vallicella, Refettorio de 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
4.
Sonata for Harpsichord in F major, K 78/L 75 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Andrea Coen (Harpsichord), Valerio Losito (Viola d'amore)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1738 
Venue:  Santa Maria in Vallicella, Refettorio de 
Length: 2 Minutes 11 Secs. 
5.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 77/L 168 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Andrea Coen (Harpsichord), Valerio Losito (Viola d'amore)
Period: Baroque 
Venue:  Santa Maria in Vallicella, Refettorio de 
Length: 5 Minutes 38 Secs. 
6.
Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, K 79/L 80 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Andrea Coen (Harpsichord), Valerio Losito (Viola d'amore)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Venue:  Santa Maria in Vallicella, Refettorio de 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
7.
Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, K 80 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Andrea Coen (Harpsichord), Valerio Losito (Viola d'amore)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1738 
Venue:  Santa Maria in Vallicella, Refettorio de 
Length: 1 Minutes 29 Secs. 
8.
Sonata for Violin/Mandolin and Basso Continuo in G minor, K 88/L 36 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Andrea Coen (Harpsichord), Valerio Losito (Viola d'amore)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Venue:  Santa Maria in Vallicella, Refettorio de 
Length: 7 Minutes 57 Secs. 
9.
Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in D minor, K 89/L 211 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Valerio Losito (Viola d'amore), Andrea Coen (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Venue:  Santa Maria in Vallicella, Refettorio de 
Length: 11 Minutes 58 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Solo Sonata in D Minor, K.90/L.106/P.9: I. Grave
Solo Sonata in D Minor, K.90/L.106/P.9: II. Allegro
Solo Sonata in D Minor, K.90/L.106/P.9: III. (Allegro)
Solo Sonata in D Minor, K.90/L.106/P.9: IV. Allegro
Solo Sonata in G Major, K.91/L.176/P.11: I. Grave
Solo Sonata in G Major, K.91/L.176/P.11: II. Allegro
Solo Sonata in G Major, K.91/L.176/P.11: III. Grave
Solo Sonata in G Major, K.91/L.176/P.11: IV. Allegro
Solo Sonata in C Minor, K.73/L.217/P.80: I. Allegro
Solo Sonata in C Minor, K.73/L.217/P.80: II. Minuetto (Primo e Secondo)
Sonata in F Major, K.78/L.75/P.26: I. Giga
Sonata in F Major, K.78/L.75/P.26: II. (Minuetto)
Sonata in D Minor, K.77/L.168/P.10: I. Moderato e cantabile
Sonata in D Minor, K.77/L.168/P.10: II. Minuet
Keyboard Sonata in G Major, K.79/L.80/P.204: Allegrissimo
Keyboard Sonata in G Major, K.80/P.28 (arr. for viola d'amore and harpsichord)
Sonata in G Minor, K.88/L.36/P.8: I. Grave
Sonata in G Minor, K.88/L.36/P.8: II. Andante moderato
Sonata in G Minor, K.88/L.36/P.8: III. Gavotta: Allegro
Sonata in G Minor, K.88/L.36/P.8: IV. Minuet
Solo Sonata in D Minor, K.89/L.211/P.12: I. Allegro
Solo Sonata in D Minor, K.89/L.211/P.12: II. Grave
Solo Sonata in D Minor, K.89/L.211/P.12: III. Allegro

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