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Vivi Felice - Scarlatti: Harpsichord Sonatas / Diego Ares

Scarlatti / Ares
Release Date: 01/01/2012 
Label:  Pan Classics   Catalog #: 10258  
Composer:  Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Diego Ares
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"The descriptions which have come down to us today about Scarlatti the performer are small in number, but revealing. When the Irish musician and composer Thomas Roseingrave was in Venice he was invited to perform in a musical academy. His listeners, having been delighted with one of his improvisations, persuaded a young man attired from head to foot in black to seat himself at the harpsichord. When this enigmatic young man began to play, Roseingrave "thought that ten hundred devils had been at the instrument". The young man dressed in black was none other than Domenico Scarlatti. The image of the ten hundred Devils might suggest to us something akin to brutality. However, the Devil in music is none other than the one which can Read more overcome inconceivable difficulties with an astonishing elegance. That Scarlatti was so acclaimed in Paris can only confirm for us that he was a delicate and exquisite performer. In endeavouring to keep myself at a distance from any other form of Devil, I have wanted, with this recording, to get close to a Scarlatti who sings, who feels and senses, and who plays, by preparing a little opera whose arias take the names of sonatas. Let us follow then these characters with attention across the differing scenes and the varying situations. Perhaps by this route we can discover that what words cannot say about Domenico Scarlatti." -- Diego Ares Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Harpsichord in G minor, K 450/L 338 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Diego Ares (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
2. Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, K 455/L 209 by Domenico Scarlatti
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
3. Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, K 454/L 184 by Domenico Scarlatti
Period: Baroque 
4. Sonata for Harpsichord in G minor, K 235/L 154 by Domenico Scarlatti
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
5. Sonata for Harpsichord in F sharp major, K 319/L 35 by Domenico Scarlatti
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
6. Sonata for Harpsichord in F sharp major, K 318/L 31 by Domenico Scarlatti
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
7. Sonata for Harpsichord in F major, K 274/L 297 by Domenico Scarlatti
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
8. Sonata for Harpsichord in E major, K 206/L 257 by Domenico Scarlatti
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
9. Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 213/L 108 by Domenico Scarlatti
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
10. Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 141/L 422 by Domenico Scarlatti
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
11. Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 214/L 165 by Domenico Scarlatti
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Italy 
12. Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 11/L 352 by Domenico Scarlatti
Period: Baroque 
13. Sonata for Harpsichord in C major, K 423/L 102 by Domenico Scarlatti
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
14. Sonata for Harpsichord in C major, K 422/L 451 by Domenico Scarlatti
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
15. Sonata for Harpsichord in B minor, K 87/L 33 by Domenico Scarlatti
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
16. Sonata for Harpsichord in A minor, K 175/L 429 by Domenico Scarlatti
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
17. Sonata for Harpsichord in A major, K 429/L 132 by Domenico Scarlatti
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
18. Sonata for Harpsichord in A flat major, K 127/L 186 by Domenico Scarlatti
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 

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