Scarlatti

Philharmonia Baroque, Nicholas McGegan - Alessandro Scarlatti: La Gloria di Primavera (2015) 2 CDs

Alessandro Scarlatti - La Gloria di Primavera (2015) 2 CDs
Diana Moore (Mezzo Soprano), Suzana Ograjenšek (Soprano), Clint Van Der Linde (Countertenor)
Nicholas Phan (Tenor), Douglas Williams (Bass Baritone)
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale; Nicholas McGegan, director

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 648 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 322 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Baroque | Label: philharmonia BAROQUE | # PBP09 | 02:18:32

The San Francisco Chronicle called Scarlatti’s La Gloria di Primavera a “feast of vocal invention, supplemented by wondrous instrumental writing for a strikingly large orchestra” after Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Nicholas McGegan presented acclaimed western hemisphere premiere performances in October 2015. PBO and McGegan are delighted to be the first to record this newly-discovered 300 year old serenata. After Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI acquired the kingdom of Naples in a treaty, the Neapolitans commissioned their court composer, Alessandro Scarlatti, to compose a grand serenata to celebrate the birth of Charles VI’s son, prince John Leopold. Scarlatti wrote the piece within a few weeks and it was performed to audiences in Naples immediately following the birth. Unfortunately, just months after La Gloria di Primavera premiered, the celebrated infant died and the incredible work was forgotten.

Pierre Hantai - Domenico Scarlatti: Volume 2 (2005)  Music

Posted by Designol at May 5, 2017
Pierre Hantai - Domenico Scarlatti: Volume 2 (2005)

Pierre Hantaï - Domenico Scarlatti: Volume 2 (2005)
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Genre: Classical | Label: Mirare | # MIR 9920 | Time: 01:16:13

The astonishing technical variety and wide emotional range contained in Domenico Scarlatti’s keyboard sonatas make each and every encounter a rewarding adventure in which the listener is seldom left untouched. This is Pierre Hantaï’s third solo disc of Scarlatti’s sonatas though only the second in his current series for the Mirare label. It contains several pieces less frequently performed than others and with which many readers may find themselves unfamiliar. The first item, in fact, is one of only seven sonatas of Scarlatti’s that is a straightforward fugue. It is an uncharacteristically didactic piece, even a shade austere compared to the rest of Hantaï’s recital which contains a kaleidoscope of colourful images. What Hantaï seems to be emphasising in his choice is that elusive, somewhat abstracted improvisatory quality present in so many of the pieces and of which the Sonata in E major K 215 provides a well-sustained example. Generally speaking, Hantaï follows Ralph Kirkpatrick’s suggestion that Scarlatti probably intended to group his sonatas into pairs or occasionally threes according to key.
Ksenija Sidorova - Classical Accordion: J.S.Bach; D. Scarlatti; Mozart; Berio; Schnittke; Nordheim; Takahashi; Piazzolla (2011)

Ksenija Sidorova - Classical Accordion (2011)
J.S.Bach; D. Scarlatti; Mozart; Berio; Schnittke; Nordheim; Takahashi; Piazzolla

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 313 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb | Scans ~ 98 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Champs Hill Records | # CHRCD019 | Time: 01:08:28

The winner of numerous international competitions, the brilliant young accordion player Ksenija Sidorova here presents her debut recording; a recital for solo classical accordion. A particularly accomplished artist, Ksenija has collaborated with many leading musicians (including the Belcea Quartet, and Valergy Gergiev with the CBSO), and won numerous awards and accolades. Still an underexploited resource in western classical music, the accordion has had a fast-increasing amount of music written for it since the mid-20th Century. Here, Ksenija Sidrova brings a varied recital featuring some of the best contemporary compositions for the classical accordion, alongside transcriptions of well-known works. No composer has been transcribed more often than Bach; but the accordion - heard here in Bachs Overture in the French Style - brings an advantage that few other instruments can offer; its notes do not die away as soon as they are sounded. This allows an array of colouristic possibilities, denied to other musicians.
Odhecaton, Paolo Da Col - Scarlatti: Missa Defuntorum; Magnificat; Miserere; Salve Regina (2016)

Odhecaton, Paolo Da Col - Scarlatti: Missa Defuntorum; Magnificat; Miserere; Salve Regina
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, log, d.booklet | 76:23 min | 334 MB
Label: Arcana - A 398 | Tracks: 19 | Rls.date: 2016
Classical, Choral

This recording is a discovery of Alessandro Scarlattis heretofore unknown sacred music, where Renaissance tradition meets Baroque sensibility for a unique and compelling recording. At the core of Odhecatons latest offering is the Missa defunctorum for four voices and basso continuo. It is in this magnificent score recorded for the first time using the critical edition of Luca Della Libera that primarily contrapuntal writing gives way to Scarlattis stylistic choices of great expressivity and rhetorical force, such as in the case of the astonishing Lacrimosa.
Chœur de Chambre de Namur, Millenium, Leonardo García Alarcón - Scarlatti: Passio secundum Johannem (2017)

Chœur de Chambre de Namur, Millenium, Leonardo García Alarcón - Scarlatti: Passio secundum Johannem
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 58:58 min | 286 MB
Label: Ricercar | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017

Alessandro Scarlatti's St John Passion was the first Passion setting written in seventeenth-century Italy. Scarlatti treats the role of the Evangelist(composed in the mezzo-soprano register) in highly unusual fashion,giving his narrative numerous emotional passages.The Voice of Christ (bass) is invariably haloed by a string accompaniment.The version presented by Leonardo García Alarcón inserts meditations assigned to the chorus; these are taken from Scarlatti's Responsories for Holy Week, polyphonic settings that reveal a little-known genre practised by this composer.

Yevgeny Sudbin - Domenico Scarlatti: 18 Keyboard Sonatas (2015)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 30, 2017
Yevgeny Sudbin - Domenico Scarlatti: 18 Keyboard Sonatas (2015)

Yevgeny Sudbin - Domenico Scarlatti: 18 Keyboard Sonatas (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 246 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2138 | Time: 01:14:30

GRAMOPHONE Magazine: Disc of the Month - April 2016. With the 2005 release of his first recording for BIS Records, Yevgeny Sudbin catapulted into the pages of the international music press. The disc was a Scarlatti recital that prompted reviewers worldwide to compare the then 24-year old pianist in the most flattering terms to Scarlatti experts such as Horowitz and Pletnev. It went on to receive a long list of distinctions, including an Editor's Choice in Gramophone, where the accompanying review described it as 'among the finest, certainly most enjoyable of all Scarlatti recitals'. Since then, Sudbin and BIS have enjoyed a highly successful collaboration, resulting in numerous acclaimed recordings of both solo programmes and concertos. To celebrate the past 10 years, a new Scarlatti recording seemed the obvious choice for an anniversary present - to ourselves, and of course to all Sudbin fans and Scarlatti lovers. Said and done: Sudbin met up with Marion Schwebel, the recording producer with whom he has collaborated from the very beginning, for recording sessions in the silken acoustics of St George's in Bristol.
Nikolai Demidenko - Domenico Scarlatti: 20 Keyboard Sonatas (2005)

Nikolai Demidenko - Domenico Scarlatti: 20 Keyboard Sonatas (2005)
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Genre: Classical | Label: AGPL München | # AGPL 1-009 | Time: 01:10:22

Nikolai Demidenko is a celebrated piano virtuoso, considered a leading exponent of the Russian school of playing. His blend of technical brilliance and musical vision have earned him consistent raves since he first emerged on the international scene in the mid-1980s, and he has become a musical fixture in his adopted home of Great Britain, where he gained citizenship in 1995. Demidenko began playing before the age of five, learning on his grandfather's old, beaten-up piano. By the age of six, he was a student of Anna Kantor (Evgeny Kissin's teacher) at the Gnessin School of Music. An obstinate student who disliked scales and technique, Demidenko still made swift progress, and he eventually entered the Moscow Conservatory. There, he studied with Dmitri Bashkirov, whom Demidenko credits with fostering his more individual qualities as a player, as well as ironing out the remaining wrinkles in his technique. Reaching the finals of both the 1976 Montreal competition and the 1978 Tchaikovsky competition in Moscow (where he played through an acute case of the flu) served as a final springboard to professional recognition.

Angela Hewitt - Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas (2016)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 5, 2017
Angela Hewitt - Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas (2016)

Angela Hewitt - Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 249 Mb | Scans included | 01:16:09
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA 67613

As one of the world's foremost interpreters of Baroque keyboard music on the modern piano, Angela Hewitt has established a fine reputation for impeccable playing and fresh musical insights. Listeners who cherish her award-winning recordings on Hyperion of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach have already experienced her exquisite playing, and they will be delighted to hear this selection of sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti, Bach's contemporary and an innovator whose compositions influenced the development of the Classical sonata. Some of these selections are well known, particularly the Sonata in C major, Kk159, the Sonata in D major, Kk96, and the Sonata in E major, Kk380, which are often anthologized, though Hewitt hasn't packed this disc with greatest hits (with 555 sonatas to choose from, there are many less familiar that deserve attention). Hewitt's performances are thoughtfully phrased, polished in tone, and rhythmically precise with a modicum of rubato, and she is alert to the subtleties that make this music so beguiling. Hewitt recorded these 16 sonatas in the Beethovensaal in Hannover, where she made her first Bach recordings for Hyperion 20 years previously, and the acoustics are nearly ideal for her style.

Scarlatti Masterpieces for Solo Piano: 47 Works  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Feb. 19, 2017
Scarlatti Masterpieces for Solo Piano: 47 Works

Scarlatti Masterpieces for Solo Piano: 47 Works (Dover Music for Piano) by Domenico Scarlatti
1999 | ISBN: 0486408515 | English | 176 pages | EPUB | 174 MB
Dejan Lazic – Liaisons Vol.1: Scarlatti, Bartok (2007) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Dejan Lazic – Liaisons Vol.1: Scarlatti, Bartok (2007)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Digital Booklet | 3.84GB + 5% Recovery
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At 1st sight, they appear to have nothing in common – but disregarding the stylistic elements & a difference of 2 centuries, you soon recognize that both are in a sense, musical architects, who as piano virtuosos were equally interested in miniature forms & inspired by folk music. On the 1 hand you have Scarlatti, who, after moving to Spain in 1729 composed almost exclusively for harpsichord & integrated elements of Spanish folklore into his compositions in an experimental way; on the other hand Bartk, who boosted the recognition of the rich native Hungarian peasant songs to an independent folk art, & was also influenced by Arabic folk music.