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D. Scarlatti: Complete Keyboard Sonatas Vol 5 / Benjamin Frith


Release Date: 01/21/2003 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8554792   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Benjamin Frith
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Benjamin Frith is no stranger to Naxos customers, having previously graced the catalog with a Mendelssohn cycle, John Field's Nocturnes, and other releases. Here he makes his first (and hopefully not last) appearance in Naxos' ongoing series devoted to the complete Scarlatti Sonatas. The playing is splendid. Frith's varied and intelligently deployed dynamic palette, together with his rounded, singing tone, conjures an intimate, poetic aura that's diametrically opposed to the brash, vivacious sound world Mikhail Pletnev brings to this repertoire. I like how Frith keeps the textures alive and vibrant by making very subtle changes in voicing on the repeats (the bass lines and trills in the D major K. 214 sonata, for instance). His unruffled, Read more effortless scales and arpeggios may not bite with the individuality of a Horowitz or Schiff, but their elegant symmetry still delights the ear. With Naxos' first-class sonics, fine notes, and modest price, you can't go wrong.

--Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Harpsichord in B flat major, K 266/L 48 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Benjamin Frith (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
2.
Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, K 284/L 90 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Benjamin Frith (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
3.
Sonata for Harpsichord in E flat major, K 507/L 48 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Benjamin Frith (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
4.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 214/L 165 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Benjamin Frith (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Italy 
5.
Sonata for Harpsichord in A major, K 404/L 222 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Benjamin Frith (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
6.
Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, K 124/L 232 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Benjamin Frith (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
7.
Sonata for Harpsichord in A major, K 536/L 236 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Benjamin Frith (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
8.
Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, K 494/L 287 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Benjamin Frith (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
9.
Sonata for Harpsichord in G minor, K 546/L 312 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Benjamin Frith (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
10.
Sonata for Harpsichord in A major, K 113/L 345 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Benjamin Frith (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
11.
Sonata for Harpsichord in B minor, K 227/L 347 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Benjamin Frith (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
12.
Sonata for Harpsichord in A major, K 26/L 368 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Benjamin Frith (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
13.
Sonata for Harpsichord in C major, K 548/L 404 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Benjamin Frith (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
14.
Sonata for Harpsichord in C minor, K 37/L 406 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Benjamin Frith (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
15.
Sonata for Harpsichord in F major, K 82/L 30 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Benjamin Frith (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1738 
16.
Sonata for Harpsichord in C major, K 461/L 8 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Benjamin Frith (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 

Sound Samples

Keyboard Sonata in C major, K. 461/L.8/P.324: Keyboard Sonata in C major, K.461/L.8/P.324: Allegro
Keyboard Sonata in F major, K. 82/L.30/P.25: Keyboard Sonata in F major, K.82/L.30/P.25
Keyboard Sonata in B flat major, K. 266/L.48/P.251: Keyboard Sonata in B Flat Major, K.266/L.48/P.251: Andante
Keyboard Sonata in G major, K.284/L.90/P.169: Allegro
Keyboard Sonata in E flat major, K.507/L.113/P.478: Andantino cantabile
Keyboard Sonata in D major, K. 214/L.165/P.430: Keyboard Sonata in D major, K.214/L.165/P.430: Allegro vivo
Keyboard Sonata in A major, K. 404/L.222/P.436: Keyboard Sonata in A major, K.404/L.222/P.436: Andante
Keyboard Sonata in G major, K. 124/L.232/P.110: Keyboard Sonata in G major, K.124/L.232/P.110: Allegro
Keyboard Sonata in A major, K. 536/L.236/P.540: Keyboard Sonata in A major, K.536/L.236/P.540: Cantabile
Keyboard Sonata in G major, K. 494/L.287/P.444: Keyboard Sonata in G major, K.494/L.287/P.444: Allegro
Keyboard Sonata in G minor, K.546/L.312/P.550: Cantabile
Keyboard Sonata in A major, K.113/L.345/P.160: Allegro
Keyboard Sonata in B minor, K. 227/L.347/P.52: Keyboard Sonata in B minor, K.227/L.347/P.52: Allegro
Keyboard Sonata in A major, K. 26/L.368/P.82: Keyboard Sonata in A major, K.26/L.368/P.82: Presto
Keyboard Sonata in C major, K. 548/L.404/P.552: Keyboard Sonata in C major, K.548/L.404/P.552: Allegretto
Keyboard Sonata in C minor, K. 37/L.406/P.2: Keyboard Sonata in C minor, K.37/L.406/P.2: Allegro

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