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D. Scarlatti: Complete Keyboard Sonatas Vol 7 / Scherbakov


Release Date: 02/22/2005 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8554842   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


Konstantin Scherbakov approaches Scarlatti from a pianistic perspective in that he draws upon the instrument's infinite capacity for tone color and dynamic shading for maximum musical effect. His extraordinary sense of timing and wide variety of articulations hold attention in slow, texturally spare works like the F major K. 542 and F minor K. 238 sonatas (the gorgeously calibrated diminuendos in the latter will take your breath away). His scales and ornaments are unfailingly alive, pinpointed, and peppered with rhythmic sparkle, as in the C major K. 422 (whose melodic surprises foreshadow Haydn), the heel-clicking F major K. 17, and D major K. 313 sonatas.


Lyrical pieces, such
Read more as the achingly eloquent G major K. 283, also benefit from Scherbakov's imagination, taste, and technical finish. I wouldn't hesitate to enshrine Scherbakov alongside the great Scarlatti pianists on disc, including Horowitz, Pletnev, Meyer, Tipo, and Schiff. Yes, he's that good! The excellent engineering gives the piano a slightly metallic edge, and the bass has great richness without exaggeration. This is the finest release thus far in Naxos' ongoing complete Scarlatti sonata cycle. [2/28/2005]
--Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Harpsichord in F major, K 483/L 472 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (01/21/2000 - 01/22/2000) 
2. Sonata for Harpsichord in F major, K 542/L 167 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1757 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (01/21/2000 - 01/22/2000) 
3. Sonata for Harpsichord in B flat major, K 360/L 400 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (01/21/2000 - 01/22/2000) 
4. Sonata for Harpsichord in C minor, K 40/L 357 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1739 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (01/21/2000 - 01/22/2000) 
5. Sonata for Harpsichord in C major, K 422/L 451 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (01/21/2000 - 01/22/2000) 
6. Sonata for Harpsichord in F minor, K 238/L 27 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (01/21/2000 - 01/22/2000) 
7. Sonata for Harpsichord in F major, K 17/L 384 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1738 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (01/21/2000 - 01/22/2000) 
8. Sonata for Harpsichord in A major, K 500/L 492 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (01/21/2000 - 01/22/2000) 
9. Sonata for Harpsichord in A major, K 114/L 344 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (01/21/2000 - 01/22/2000) 
10. Sonata for Harpsichord in E minor, K 291/L 61 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (01/21/2000 - 01/22/2000) 
11. Sonata for Organ in G major, K 328/L S27 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (01/21/2000 - 01/22/2000) 
12. Sonata for Harpsichord in A major, K 320/L 341 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1753 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (01/21/2000 - 01/22/2000) 
13. Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, K 283/L 318 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (01/21/2000 - 01/22/2000) 
14. Sonata for Harpsichord in C major, K 464/L 151 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1756 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (01/21/2000 - 01/22/2000) 
15. Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 313/L 192 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1753 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (01/21/2000 - 01/22/2000) 
16. Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 479/L S16 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (01/21/2000 - 01/22/2000) 

Sound Samples

Keyboard Sonata in F major, K. 483/L.472/P.407: Keyboard Sonata in F major, K.483/L.472/P.407: Presto
Keyboard Sonata in F major, K.542/L.167/P.546: Allegretto
Keyboard Sonata in B flat major, K. 360/L.400/P.520: Keyboard Sonata in B flat major, K.360/L.400/P.520: Allegro
Keyboard Sonata in C minor, K. 40/L.375/P.119: Keyboard Sonata in C minor, K.40/L.375/P.119: Minuetto
Keyboard Sonata in C major, K. 422/L.451/P.511: Keyboard Sonata in C major, K.422/L.451/P.511: Allegro
Keyboard Sonata in F minor, K. 238/L.27/P.55: Keyboard Sonata in F minor, K.238/L.27/P.55: Andante
Keyboard Sonata in F major, K.17/L.384/P.73: Sonata in F major, K.17/L.384/P.73
Keyboard Sonata in A major, K. 500/L.492/P.358: Keyboard Sonata in A major, K.500/L.492/P.358: Allegro
Keyboard Sonata in A major, K.114/L.344/P.141: Spirito e presto
Keyboard Sonata in E minor, K. 291/L.61/P.282: Keyboard Sonata in E minor, K.291/L.61/P.282: Andante
Keyboard Sonata in G major, K.328/L.S27/P.485: Andante comodo
Keyboard Sonata in A major, K. 320/L.341/P.335: Keyboard Sonata in A major, K.320/L.341/P.335: Allegro
Keyboard Sonata in G major, K. 283/L.318/P.482: Keyboard Sonata in G major, K.283/L.318/P.482: Andante Allegro
Keyboard Sonata in C major, K. 464/L.151/P.460: Keyboard Sonata in C major, K.464/L.151/P.460: Allegro
Keyboard Sonata in D major, K. 313/L.192/P.398: Keyboard Sonata in D major, K.313/L.192/P.398: Allegro
Keyboard Sonata in D major, K. 479/L.S16/P.380: Keyboard Sonata in D major, K.479/L.S16/P.380: Allegrissimo

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