D Scarlatti - Complete Keyboard Sonatas Vol.16 | Naxos 8573288

D Scarlatti - Complete Keyboard Sonatas Vol.16

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8573288

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 2nd March 2015

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About

The Scarlatti family was famed across Europe, Alessandro for his operatic compositions and his son, Domenico, for his keyboard works. Employed by several royal families, Domenico moved to Madrid in 1728 following the marriage of his pupil, the Infanta Maria Barbara, to the heir to the Spanish throne. There, largely for her, he wrote a vast number of sonatas that remain amongst the most important of the eighteenth century.

Duanduan Hao’s previous recording for this series (8572586 / Vol.14) was acclaimed by ClassicsToday.com for his ‘crisp, well-poised finger-work, centred sonority, and superb articulation [which] are ideal for Scarlatti’.

This is volume 16 in the complete Scarlatti keyboard sonata series. Domenico Scarlatti’s 555 (or so) sonatas have provided a tremendous repertoire for keyboard players over many years. There are boxed set editions of a large number of the sonatas currently available by single artists, such as Richard Lester on Nimbus, and Gilbert Rowland on Kingdom, and Pieter-Jan Belder on Brilliant Classics. This Naxos series is different, and has been parcelled out to different pianists – volume 14 was also performed by Duanduan Hao, who won the 2009 Shanghai International Piano Competition.

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