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Scarlatti: Vivi Felice / Diego Ares


Release Date: 01/03/2012 
Label:  New Pan   Catalog #: 10258  
Composer:  Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Diego Ares
Number of Discs: 1 
CD not available: This title is currently only available as an MP3 download.  

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. 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. 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 

Sound Samples

Keyboard Sonata in A flat major, K.127/L.186/P.198
Keyboard Sonata in D minor, K.213/L.108/P.288
Keyboard Sonata in D major, K.214/L.165/P.430
Keyboard Sonata in F sharp major, K.318/L.31/P.302
Keyboard Sonata in F sharp major, K.319/L.35/P.303
Introduzione quarta
Keyboard Sonata in B minor, K.87/L.33/P.43
Keyboard Sonata in E major, K.206/L.257/P.307
Keyboard Sonata in A minor, K.175/L.429/P.136
Keyboard Sonata in F major, K.274/L.297/P.491
Keyboard Sonata in D minor, K.141/L.422/P.271
Keyboard Sonata in A major, K.429/L.132/P.132: Allegro
Keyboard Sonata in G major, K.454/L.184/P.423
Keyboard Sonata in G major, K.455/L.209/P.354
Keyboard Sonata in C minor, K.11/L.352/P.67
Keyboard Sonata in G minor, K.450/L.338/P.422: Allegrissimo
Keyboard Sonata in C major, K.422/L.451/P.511: Keyboard Sonata in C major, K. 422/L.451/P.511
Keyboard Sonata in C major, K.423/L.102/P.455
Labyrintho de Labyrinthos: Interludio
Keyboard Sonata in G major, K.235/L.154/P.172

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