D Scarlatti - Keyboard Sonatas Vol.5 | Mirare MIR326

D Scarlatti - Keyboard Sonatas Vol.5


Currently out of stock at the UK suppliers. Available to order, but is likely to take longer than usual to despatch

Label: Mirare

Cat No: MIR326

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 30th June 2017



A fifth volume of Domenico Scarlatti’s Sonatas from the doyen of French harpsichordists, Pierre Hantaï, of whom
Gramophone said: “an astonishing display of dexterity in which the harpsichord he uses (a 1999 copy of an anonymous Thuringian instrument of 1720) and the acoustic help in preserving total clarity. Even at maximum velocity (did Scarlatti and his pupil reach such speeds?) he manages to shape his phrases with micro-second dwellings... The irresistible disc is splendidly annotated by Hantaï and beautifully packaged.” - Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

“Hantaï shows what can be achieved by a virtuoso who commands perfect technical control in which nothing is rushed or scrambled, a touch at the keys from which every note speaks clearly, and an emotional eloquence in which melodies sing and a subtle strategy of spread chords, hesitations, accents, displacements and articulations leads your ear to the music’s important notes, harmonies and rhythms” - Gramophone Magazine, September 2016

“Hantaï responds sensitively to the myriad expressive nuances of these single-movement Sonatas, overlooking none of their subtleties and underlining their striking affective contrasts.” - BBC Music Magazine, October 2016 *****

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