D Scarlatti - Complete Keyboard Sonatas Vol.25 | Naxos 8574146

D Scarlatti - Complete Keyboard Sonatas Vol.25


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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8574146

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 2nd October 2020



Scarlatti’s single-movement sonatas or exercises are his greatest musical legacy. Largely designed for the Infanta, who became Queen of Spain in 1746, the music exists in a number of 18th-century manuscripts, some possibly bequeathed to the great Italian castrato Farinelli. Each of the sonatas in this volume exemplifies the limitless variety of Scarlatti’s imagination, from ‘crush’ notes and surprising pauses, through virtuosic moto perpetuos, bell evocations and busy counterpoint, to delicately restrained phrases and delightful syncopation.

This is the second disc in the new partnership between Naxos and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, featuring recent students and recorded in the Bradshaw Hall.

‘I am so pleased that this unique partnership between the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and Naxos has provided its outstanding students with this extraordinary opportunity to record for one of the world’s leading record labels.’ – Julian Lloyd Webber

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