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Scarlatti: 52 Sonatas / Debargue


Release Date: 10/04/2019 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 19075944462  
Composer:  Domenico ScarlattiLudwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Lucas Debargue
Number of Discs: 4 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Lucas Debargue breathes new life into the harpsichord sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti and presents works outside the standard piano repertoire. The Parisian pianist has already climbed the pinnacle of piano artistry with Beethoven, Liszt and Ravel and unleashed full-blown romantic thunderstorms with Schubert’s A-minor Piano Sonata no. 14 and the madcap finale of Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit. Now, on his new album, Debargue devotes himself completely to Domenico Scarlatti. He already played four of this Italian master’s sonatas on his highly acclaimed début album. Germany’s Der Spiegel waxed ecstatic: “Debargue’s Scarlatti recalls his mighty predecessors. He displays the subtle touch and feeling once bestowed on these miniatures by Read more Vladimir Horowitz and imparts new sound to Scarlatti’s keyboard music. … Debargue touches the outer limits of expression between joylessness and rapture: one may find it overwrought, but it’s never less than gripping. And then there’s the gentle Glenn Gould touch.” Debargue is excited at his new project: “Scarlatti is inspiring. He’s the centre of my musical thought as regards music for keyboard instruments.” He goes on: “I took it as a sort of personal mission to finally do something with him.” Though Scarlatti generally lacks a firm place in the repertoire – he’s not heard very often and is almost never the mainstay of a recital – he’s one of those milestones that every pianist must turn to.


"Though his readings are unabashedly pianistic, they exhibit more than a passing acquaintance with contemporary Baroque performance practice. One of the joys of this generous set is the expressive clarity of Debargue’s piano sound, unclouded by pedal. He sounds both completely on top of his game and staking out new interpretative territory with confident mastery. By any measure, this is an ambitious project, handsomely realized."
Gramophone

"Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve filled a swath of the relative quiet at the end of the musical year with a sizable recording: Lucas Debargue’s four-disc, four-hour survey of 52 Scarlatti keyboard sonatas for Sony Classical.
"It may not have the truly awesome proportions of a Beethoven sonata cycle (10 hours of music in Igor Levit’s new rendition, also for Sony). But Mr. Debargue’s recent release is one of the more sprawling helpings on record of Scarlatti’s hundreds of lucid, elegant sonatas, which generally find themselves on recital programs as shapely amuse-bouches rather than the full meal."
"... it is often simply lovely — an impressive, satisfying achievement."
-Zachary Woolfe, New York Times
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Harpsichord in E major, K 206/L 257 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
2.
Sonata for Harpsichord in E major, K 531/L 430 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
3.
Sonata for Harpsichord in A major, K 404/L 222 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
4.
Sonata for Harpsichord in A major, K 405/L 43 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
5.
Sonata for Harpsichord in F sharp minor, K 447/L 294 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
6.
Sonata for Harpsichord in F sharp minor, K 25/L 481 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1738 
7.
Sonata for Harpsichord in A major, K 343/L 291 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
8.
Sonata for Harpsichord in A major, K 113/L 345 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
9.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 258/L 178 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1752 
10.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 214/L 165 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Italy 
11.
Sonata for Harpsichord in A major, K 211/L 133 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
12.
Sonata for Harpsichord in A major, K 212/L 135 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
13.
Sonata for Harpsichord in A minor, K 109/L 138 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
14.
Sonata for Harpsichord in F major, K 6/L 479 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
15.
Sonata for Harpsichord in A major, K 268/L 41 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
16.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 443/L 418 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
17.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 45/L 265 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
18.
Sonata for Harpsichord in B minor, K 27/L 449 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1738 
19.
Sonata for Harpsichord in B major, K 244/L 348 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
20.
Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, K 105/L 204 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
21.
Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, K 260/L 124 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
22.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 491/L 164 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
23.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 414/L 310 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
24.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 534/L 11 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
25.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 535/L 262 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
26.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 32/L 423 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1739 
27.
Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, K 431/L 83 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
28.
Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, K 125/L 487 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
29.
Sonata for Harpsichord in C major, K 308/L 359 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
30.
Sonata for Harpsichord in C major, K 461/L 8 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
31.
Sonata for Harpsichord in G minor, K 196/L 38 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; Spain 
32.
Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, K 477/L 290 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
33.
Sonata for Harpsichord in C minor, K 115/L 407 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
34.
Sonata for Harpsichord in C minor, K 526/L 456 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
35.
Sonata for Harpsichord in F minor, K 462/L 438 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
36.
Sonata for Harpsichord in F major, K 438/L 381 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Italy 
37.
Sonata for Harpsichord in F major, K 106/L 437 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
38.
Sonata for Harpsichord in F major, K 107/L 474 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
39.
Sonata for Harpsichord in F minor, K 69/L 382 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
40.
Sonata for Harpsichord in F major, K 468/L 226 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
41.
Sonata for Harpsichord in F major, K 469/L 431 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
42.
Sonata for Harpsichord in C minor, K 302/L 7 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
43.
Sonata for Harpsichord in C major, K 242/L 202 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
44.
Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, K 521/L 408 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
45.
Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, K 14/L 387 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1738 
46.
Sonata for Harpsichord in E flat major, K 474/L 203 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
47.
Sonata for Harpsichord in E flat major, K 253/L 320 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
48.
Sonata for Harpsichord in B flat major, K 172/L S40 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
49.
Sonata for Harpsichord in B flat major, K 545/L 500 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
50.
Sonata for Harpsichord in E flat major, K 192/L 216 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
51.
Sonata for Harpsichord in E flat major, K 193/L 142 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
52.
Sonata for Harpsichord in C sharp minor, K 247/L 256 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Lucas Debargue (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 

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