A Scarlatti - Toccate per cembalo | Arcana A323

A Scarlatti - Toccate per cembalo

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Label: Arcana

Cat No: A323

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 24th May 2010

Contents

Works

A Scarlatti
Toccata per cembalo d’ottava stesa in D minor, Naples 1723

A Scarlatti
Toccata in F Major

A Scarlatti
Toccata in D minor

A Scarlatti
Toccata in G minor/major

A Scarlatti
Toccata in D minor

A Scarlatti
Toccata in A minor

A Scarlatti
Fuga del Primo Tono in D minor

A Scarlatti
Fuga del Secondo Tono in G minor

A Scarlatti
Fuga del Terzo Tono in A minor

A Scarlatti
Toccata for organ/harpsichord in A

A Scarlatti
Toccata in G major

A Scarlatti
Two Fugues in D minor

Artists

Rinaldo Alessandrini (harpsichord)

Works

A Scarlatti
Toccata per cembalo d’ottava stesa in D minor, Naples 1723

A Scarlatti
Toccata in F Major

A Scarlatti
Toccata in D minor

A Scarlatti
Toccata in G minor/major

A Scarlatti
Toccata in D minor

A Scarlatti
Toccata in A minor

A Scarlatti
Fuga del Primo Tono in D minor

A Scarlatti
Fuga del Secondo Tono in G minor

A Scarlatti
Fuga del Terzo Tono in A minor

A Scarlatti
Toccata for organ/harpsichord in A

A Scarlatti
Toccata in G major

A Scarlatti
Two Fugues in D minor

Artists

Rinaldo Alessandrini (harpsichord)

About

On the occasion of the 350th anniversary of Alessandro Scarlatti’s birth (Palermo, 2 May 1660), Arcana re-release this anthology of toccatas and fugues by the elder Scarlatti.

Alessandro Scarlatti is better known for his important contribution to the field of opera, oratorio and cantata, but his harpsichord pieces are in no way inferior to the compositions of his son, as attests the fantastic Follia concluding the first Toccata – a nod and a wink to his colleague and friend Arcangelo Corelli.

Alessandro’s cultural background was quite different and very precise in the way it affected keyboard music: Frescobaldi was the first in a series of figures who are known to a greater or lesser extent today and whose teaching came down to Scarlatti in a solid stylistic tradition. Pasquini, his extremely diligent and prolific contemporary, the last of the line, was strongly motivated by his patron, the Prince Borghese in writing harpsichord music. Alessandro also wished to try his hand in this area.

Rinaldo Alessandrini one of the most highly respected artists on the Baroque music scene, plays a rare instrument by Franciscus Debbonis, dated Rome 1678.

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