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Scarlatti: 15 Sonatas / Pletnev

Pletnev,Mikhail
Release Date: 01/08/2013 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 322812   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Every so often a major pianist reclaims Scarlatti for the piano with an outstanding recording. Pletnev's playing is strongly individual, and his free-ranging poetic licence may not be to your taste. Not that his spectacular virtuosity is likely to be controversial: this really is hors decatégorie and enormously enjoyable. And the evocations of the harpsichord are often very witty, but he doesn't shrink from using the full resources of the piano, sustaining pedal included, and if you baulk at the prospect, he may not be for you. The sustaining pedal is certainly dangerous in music that's almost wholly to do with lines, not washes of colour; it can make us see Scarlatti as if through Mendelssohn's eyes. Yet moments of such Read more falsification are rare. Characterisation is everything, and though he can be coy in the reflective sonatas, he generally goes straight to the heart of the matter. The vigorous, full tone in the quick numbers is a joy, and most admirable is the way he makes sound immediately command character. Superb recorded sound.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 443/L 418 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
2.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 1/L 366 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1738 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 11 Secs. 
3.
Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, K 283/L 318 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 46 Secs. 
4.
Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, K 284/L 90 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 56 Secs. 
5.
Sonata for Harpsichord in B minor, K 27/L 449 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1738 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
6.
Sonata for Harpsichord in E major, K 380/L 23 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 43 Secs. 
7.
Sonata for Harpsichord in A major, K 24/L 495 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1738 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 53 Secs. 
8.
Sonata for Harpsichord in C sharp minor, K 247/L 256 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 7 Minutes 31 Secs. 
9.
Sonata for Harpsichord in F minor, K 19/L 383 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1738 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
10.
Sonata for Harpsichord in F major, K 17/L 384 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1738 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 
11.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 9/L 413 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1738 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
12.
Sonata for Harpsichord in A minor, K 3/L 378 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1738; Lisbon, Portugal 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
13.
Sonata for Harpsichord in A major, K 404/L 222 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 8 Minutes 51 Secs. 
14.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 213/L 108 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 7 Minutes 40 Secs. 
15.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 214/L 165 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Italy 
Venue:  Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 

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