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D. Scarlatti: Piano Sonatas / Yevgeny Sudbin


Release Date: 03/29/2005 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 1508   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Yevgeny Sudbin
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


As Yevgeny Sudbin's extremely thoughtful and well-written notes make clear, he's as intelligent an artist as he is talented. Coming hard on the heels of Konstantin Scherbakov's marvelous Scarlatti recital for Naxos, this fantastic disc must stand with the finest available recordings of this music on piano, unquestionably on a level with Pletnev and Horowitz. There are far more delights than I can easily list here, including Sudbin's supple touch and perfectly apt articulation in the scherzo-like K. 492 and K. 455, or his dazzling guitar imitations in K. 429 (my personal favorite on the disc) and the concluding K. 24. His timing and sense of rhythm seem perfectly in tune with every surprising twist
Read more and turn of Scarlatti's capricious genius, and every interpretive maneuver, no matter how daring, serves the music.

I'm thinking particularly of K. 30, the famous "Cat's Fugue", in which Sudbin characterizes every entry of the subject in a manner both captivating and effortlessly natural, or his sultry probing of the dark inner recesses of K. 466. There isn't a single track among these 18 sonatas that doesn't offer a virtual clinic in pianistic sensitivity, virtuosity, and idiomatic identification with the repertoire. Listen to the moody K. 197 in B minor and note how much expressive potency Sudbin wrings from the music through subtle accentuation and touch, all the while preserving the sense of line and phrasing to the end of each musical paragraph.

In short, this is absolutely great piano playing, and it's matched by one of the most beautiful keyboard recordings to come along in quite a while. If you love Scarlatti--never mind the opportunity to make the acquaintance of a stellar young artist clearly capable of wonderful things--you simply must hear this. I've already played it more than a dozen times, and I can't wait to get back to the polyphonic riches of K. 365, or the Spanish ebullience of K. 435, or...

– David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Harpsichord in B flat major, K 545/L 500 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Yevgeny Sudbin (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
2.
Sonata for Harpsichord in F minor, K 466/L 118 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Yevgeny Sudbin (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Length: 7 Minutes 48 Secs. 
3.
Sonata for Harpsichord in F minor, K 365/L 480 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Yevgeny Sudbin (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
4.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 435/L 361 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Yevgeny Sudbin (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
5.
Sonata for Harpsichord in B minor, K 87/L 33 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Yevgeny Sudbin (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Length: 6 Minutes 25 Secs. 
6.
Sonata for Harpsichord in C major, K 487/L 205 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Yevgeny Sudbin (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
7.
Sonata for Harpsichord in F sharp minor, K 448/L 485 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Yevgeny Sudbin (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
8.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 492/L 14 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Yevgeny Sudbin (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
9.
Sonata for Harpsichord in G minor, K 30/L 499 "The Cat's Fugue" by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Yevgeny Sudbin (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1738 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
10.
Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, K 455/L 209 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Yevgeny Sudbin (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
11.
Sonata for Harpsichord in G minor by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Yevgeny Sudbin (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
12.
Sonata for Harpsichord in E major, K 20/L 375 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Yevgeny Sudbin (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1738 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
13.
Sonata for Harpsichord in A major, K 429/L 132 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Yevgeny Sudbin (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
14.
Sonata for Harpsichord in G minor, K 426/L 128 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Yevgeny Sudbin (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Length: 5 Minutes 54 Secs. 
15.
Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, K 427/L 286 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Yevgeny Sudbin (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
16.
Sonata for Harpsichord in B minor, K 197/L 147 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Yevgeny Sudbin (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Length: 6 Minutes 0 Secs. 
17.
Sonata for Harpsichord in B minor, K 27/L 449 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Yevgeny Sudbin (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1738 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
18.
Sonata for Harpsichord in A major, K 24/L 495 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Yevgeny Sudbin (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1738 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 

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