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Igor Kamenz Plays Scarlatti

Scarlatti / Igor Kamenz
Release Date: 09/30/2014 
Label:  Naive   Catalog #: 5399  
Composer:  Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Igor Kamenz
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The biography of Igor Kamenz, one that virtually cries out to be filmed, is the story of a man for whom only music has ever counted. As a child prodigy, he gave widely admired piano recitals in the Soviet Union and conducted major orchestras at an early age. After his emigration to Germany in 1978, he maintained a career as a concert pianist.

In 2013, by an almost incredible combination of circumstances, a CD featuring his playing came into the hands of a major management company and of Naïve, who were immediately captivated by his talent and his musical personality: it was the start of a new chapter . . . Domenico Scarlatti, born in Naples in 1685, the same year as Bach and Handel, son of the celebrated opera composer
Read more Alessandro Scarlatti, a universe unique in musical history, the 555 harpsichord sonatas that have come down to us only in copy. In their variety, their inventiveness, their harmonic and timbral audacity, their vivacity, their impulsiveness, their fruitful tension between vibrant Mediterranean joie de vivre and sombre melancholy, they form miniature psychological studies that look forward far into the Romantic era, indeed the twentieth century. Igor Kamenz has assembled the sonatas played here on a modern concert grand into what he calls a ‘suite in eighteen movements’, whose ordering follows criteria related to the dramaturgy, key and content of the pieces. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, K 146/L 349 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Igor Kamenz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
2.
Sonata for Harpsichord in F major, K 17/L 384 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Igor Kamenz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1738 
3.
Sonata for Harpsichord in E major, K 381/L 225 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Igor Kamenz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
4.
Sonata for Harpsichord in E major, K 380/L 23 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Igor Kamenz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
5.
Sonata for Harpsichord in E major, K 135/L 224 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Igor Kamenz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
6.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 141/L 422 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Igor Kamenz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
7.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 492/L 14 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Igor Kamenz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
8.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 29/L 461 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Igor Kamenz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1738 
9.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 119/L 415 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Igor Kamenz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
10.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D major (ed. Henle, variation on K 96/L 465) by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Igor Kamenz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
11.
Sonata for Harpsichord in C minor, K 11/L 352 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Igor Kamenz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1738 
12.
Sonata for Harpsichord in B minor, K 87/L 33 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Igor Kamenz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
13.
Sonata for Harpsichord in B minor, K 27/L 449 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Igor Kamenz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1738 
14.
Sonata for Harpsichord in B minor, K 197/L 147 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Igor Kamenz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
15.
Sonata for Harpsichord in A minor, K 109/L 138 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Igor Kamenz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
16.
Sonata for Harpsichord in A major, K 322/L 483 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Igor Kamenz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
17.
Sonata for Harpsichord in A major, K 209/L 428 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Igor Kamenz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
18.
Sonata for Harpsichord in A major, K 101/L 494 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Igor Kamenz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 

Sound Samples

Keyboard Sonata in D Major, K.96/L.465/P.210
Keyboard Sonata in E Major, K.381/L.225/P.323
Keyboard Sonata in D Major, K.119/L.415/P.217
Keyboard Sonata in B Minor, K.197/L.147/P.124
Keyboard Sonata in E Major, K.135/L.224/P.234
Keyboard Sonata in A Major, K.322/L.483/P.360
Keyboard Sonata in A Minor, K.109/L.138/P.290
Keyboard Sonata in D Minor, K.141/L.422/P.271
Keyboard Sonata in D Major, K.492/L.14/P.443
Keyboard Sonata in G Major, K.146/L.349/P.106
Keyboard Sonata in C Minor, K.11/L.352/P.67
Keyboard Sonata in F Major, K.17/L.384/P.73
Keyboard Sonata in B Minor, K.27/L.449/P.83
Keyboard Sonata in B Minor, Kk. 87 (L. 33): Keyboard Sonata in B Minor, K.87/L.33/P.43
Keyboard Sonata in E Major, K.380/L.23/P.483
Keyboard Sonata in A Major, K.209/L.428/P.209
Keyboard Sonata in A Major, K.101/L.494/P.156
Keyboard Sonata in D Major, K.29/L.461/P.85

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